30 May , 2013

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62% of Americans want the Senate to stop considering the gun control bill

So much for the belief that Americans want something done on gun control. The Reason-Rupe survey questions whether support for background checks generally mean support for a specific law that expands the regulations. The vast majority of Independents and Republicans want the Senate to stop considering the gun control bill. Even most women want the Senate to drop it.…

15 May , 2013

Newest piece at IBD: “Media Play Up Faulty Study Suggeting Link Between Guns, Death Rates”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investors’ Business Daily starts this way:

Do fewer guns mean fewer firearm deaths? If you believe the March 6th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association of Internal Medicine, the answer is “yes.”
A study by Eric Fleegler and four other co-authors received massive national news coverage from USA Today to the television networks.

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2 May , 2013

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Piece on Canada’s National Gun Registry: Canada sank $2.7 billion into a pointless project

John Lott and Gary Mauser have a piece in the National Review on the end of Canada’s long gun registry.

Despite spending a whopping $2.7 billion on creating and running a long-gun registry, Canadians never reaped any benefits from the project. The legislation to end the program finally passed the Parliament on Wednesday.

2 May , 2013

Ann Coulter on “America’s Most Feared Economist”

Ann’s newest piece starts this way:

You can tell the conservatives liberals fear most because they start being automatically referred to as “discredited.”  Ask Sen. Ted Cruz. But no one is called “discredited” by liberals more often than the inestimable economist John Lott, author of the groundbreaking book More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws.

1 May , 2013

CPRC Research

Multiple Victim Public Shootings

Yale University Law School Working Paper, October 19, 2000.

Lott, John R., Jr., Yale University Law School

Landes, William M. University of Chicago Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

 

Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws: Contrasting Private and Public Law Enforcement

University of Chicago Law School, John M.…