24 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the Daily Caller: BuzzFeed’s Founder Spreads False Information. I Was One Of His Victims

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at the Daily Caller that discussed Jonah Peretti’s past of impersonating

At the moment, media outlets want nothing to do with BuzzFeed, the “news” website that published unverified, “fake” allegations against Donald Trump.  The allegations are so flimsy that even Trump’s political opponents never used them.

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20 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the National Review: The New York Times’ Bogus Crime Data about Concealed-Handgun Permit Holders

Dr. John Lott has another piece at National Review about the New York Times continuing to disseminate clear false claims by the New York Times (though this could just as well be written about other publications such as The Hill):

For the fourth time in less than two years, the New York Times has run an editorial repeating blatantly false numbers to convince readers that concealed-handgun permit holders are dangerous (January 12, 2017; December 1, 2016; November 26, 2015; February 11, 2015).

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19 Jan , 2017

CPRC on several weeks of Steve Gruber’s Show discussing everything from how Politifact covers gun issues to the Ft Lauderdale attack to Constitutional Carry

Constitutional Carry on the rise in many states. What does Lott hope with a Trump presidency.

(Tues. Jan 17, 2017 from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

“Ft Lauderdale Airport killer once again extensive interaction with mental health professionals failed to identify someone as a danger to others or himself.”

(Tues. Jan 10, 2017 from 6:45 to 6: AM)

 

“Is Politifact really the organization that should be fact checking Facebook on gun related facts?”

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14 Jan , 2017

CPRC in the Associated Press: “packing guns on statehouse grounds”

Despite us emphasizing the Associated Press reporter with how incredibly rare any problems were with carrying guns at legislatures and noting that not one had been harmed in those cases, the reporter focused the very rare, minor problems that have occurred.  The AP headline for the piece is “Gun-friendly statehouses see occasional reckless conduct.” Relying largely on our data on where guns are permitted on statehouse grounds, the reporter lists one accidental discharge and two cases where people have temporarily misplaced their guns.  …

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14 Jan , 2017

After this year, there will likely be 16 or 17 States that allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit: Constitutional Carry

With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states.  This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state.    And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws.  …

13 Jan , 2017

CPRC on the Michael Dukes Show in Anchorage on the errors in a new Violence Policy Center report on firearm death rates and the Ft Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on Anchorage’s 50,000 Watt KBYR about the Ft Lauderdale shooting as well as a new Violence Policy Center report claiming that Alaska ranks number one in the nation in terms of the rate of firearm deaths.

(Friday, January 13, 2017 from 10:25 to 11:00 AM)

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13 Jan , 2017

Yet another case where a concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer

These cases just don’t get national news coverage.  A concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer who was being ambushed in Arizona at I-10 in Tonopah (January 12, 2017).  From the UK Daily Mail:

When he started to block lanes and put out flares, a suspect ambushed him, opening fire then physically attacking him.