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Shooting Straight with John R. Lott

This gun-control activist really didn’t like John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. She got right in Lott’s face and began screaming.

VIDEO: Shooting Straight with John Lott

Dr. John R. Lott Jr., founder and CEO of the Crime Prevention Research Center, recently sat down with Frank Miniter, America's 1st Freedom Editor in Chief, to discuss his stint in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Finding America’s Murder Problem

Researcher and criminologist John R. Lott, Jr. explains why the notion of a nationwide murder problem distracts from the real issues.

Upsurge In Minority Women Buying Guns

In 2016, John R. Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center issued a study on concealed-carry permit holders—in it, he indicated that concealed carry was rapidly rising among black females. This week, Fox News is also reporting that more black women are turning to guns for self-defense.

Chicago Woes—Murders Up, Clearance Rate Down

When it comes to crime, Chicago continues to trend in the wrong direction. Whereas the city’s crime rate is higher than average, the homicide clearance rate is far lower. Nationally in 2015, 61.5 percent of murder cases resulted in an arrest. In Chicago, that figure was a paltry 25 percent. Economist, researcher and author John R. Lott Jr. has a few ideas why.

Pennsylvania RTKBA Rally Set For Monday

Since 2006, Pennsylvania gun owners and Second Amendment supporters have been gathering annually at the state capitol in Harrisburg to send a message to legislators that gun control has no place in the Commonwealth. The 11th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally—hosted by NRA and other pro-gun groups across the state—is scheduled for next Monday, May 22.

San Bernardino Carry Permit Applications Boom

The ISIS-inspired terrorist shootings at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., last December has led to a ridiculous backlog.

An Armed Populace Is A Safer Populace

More guns, less crime is not a theory that Obama and his like-minded cronies would ever ascribe to, yet the facts bear it out time and again.

Continued Growth in Concealed Handgun Permits Crushes Naysayers

The Crime Prevention Research Center reports a 273 percent increase in permits for gun ownership across America.

2A Groups Join California Waiting Period Case

If you’re a resident of California and want to purchase a firearm, state law mandates that you must endure a 10-day waiting period before you can take possession of the gun—even if you’re already a law-abiding gun owner.

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