27 Apr , 2017

Bloomberg’s Everytown Vows to “We’ll spend what it takes” to push gun control at both state and federal level

Just a few weeks ago, Michael Bloomberg promised to spend $25 million to defeat Congressmen and Senator who support concealed handgun reciprocity and apparently even more on state legislative races (“turning much of its attention to state legislatures . . .”).  Now in The Guardian newspaper, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown indicates that they will possibly spend even more money than that:

The leader of America’s largest gun control group pledged to “spend what it takes” to defeat the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) push to weaken local gun control laws in states such as New York, New Jersey and California.

26 Apr , 2017

On Salt Lake City’s KNRS to discuss how incredibly concentrated murders are in the US

Dr. John Lott joined The Rod Arquette Show to discuss the how very concentrated murders are in the US, that over half the murders in the US take place in just 2% of the counties.

(Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 6:35 to 6:43 PM)

25 Apr , 2017

On WLW’s Scott Sloan Show to talk about permitted concealed guns in public K-12 schools

Dr. John Lott talked to Scott Sloan on the big 50,000-watt WLW about the legislation in the Pennsylvania legislature that would let teachers and staff with concealed handgun permits and special training carry on school property.  It discussed the issues in Lott’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

(Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)

25 Apr , 2017

CPRC will have a booth at the NRA Convention this coming weekend

The CPRC has never done this before, but we will have a booth at the upcoming NRA convention from April 28th to 30th at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta.  The booth is part of our educational effort.  Please stop by our booth (#1505) if you are there!…

25 Apr , 2017

Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders

ounYou can examine the picture of the US counties in more detail by opening it in a new tab.

The Distribution of murders

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.…

24 Apr , 2017

Talk in Atlanta at the NRA Annual Meeting on Sunday April 30th

On Sunday, April 30th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Dr. John Lott will be giving a talk at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta.  The talk will be held in Room B311.

The Truth About Guns: From Bloomberg’s Push for Background Checks on the Private Transfer of Guns to the Impact of Gun Ownership on Crime Rates
 
Michael Bloomberg’s big push has been on background checks on the private transfers of guns.  

24 Apr , 2017

In the Philadelphia Inquirer: Wolf should reconsider veto of school gun bill

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on a bill before the Pennsylvania state Senate on allowing permitted concealed handguns in public schools.

Gov. Wolf wants to protect schools from mass public shootings by hiring “trained security professionals like school resource or police officers.” But a bill passed last week by the Senate Education Committee would allow school boards to let staff carry on school property as long as they have a concealed handgun permit and have gone through police-related firearms training.

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24 Apr , 2017

Book signing at the NRA convention this coming weekend in Atlanta

Dr. John Lott will be signing copies of his new book, The War on Guns, at the NRA convention this coming Sunday, April 30th at 11:30 AM at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta.  The signing area for the NRA Annual Meeting is located on the 3rd floor directly across from Room B312.  …

22 Apr , 2017

On Right Hook Radio Show discussing increasing crime in urban areas, Obama administration claims of police racism

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Hook on WCTC-AM in New Jersey about the increasing crime in urban areas, the impact of the Obama administration’s claims of systematic racism by police in the US, and the benefits of concealed handgun permits.

(Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:20 to 2:44 PM)

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21 Apr , 2017

In the Daily Caller: “Sessions Didn’t Disrespect Hawaii, He Raised An Important Question”

Dr. Lott has a new piece in the Daily Caller

The media is apoplectic that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has criticized the federal judge in Hawaii who suspended President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on visas and refugees.  Sessions offending statement? “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the U.S.