30 Apr , 2014

BN-CO800_fedex0_G_20140429133110-1

Mass shooting yesterday at FedEx facility in Kennesaw Georgia took place in yet another “gun-free zone”

UPDATE: John Lott’s newest Fox News piece is on this: Media bias on gun free zones. The piece goes through errors in discussions by the Wall Street Journal on this shooting.

Picture from the Associated Press
Picture from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When are news reports going to mention the simple fact that yet another attack has occurred in a gun-free zone?…

, ,

29 Apr , 2014

National Review Banner

CPRC at National Review: “Bogus Gun-Control Numbers: To prove that concealed handguns are dangerous, the Violence Policy Center cooks the books”

How far will gun control advocates go to advance their cause? The newest piece at National Review Online starts this way:

People walking the streets armed with guns are dangerous, right? With all 50 states finally allowing concealed handguns to at least some degree and with over 11 million Americans now having permits to carry them, this question ought to have been settled.

, ,

28 Apr , 2014

Debate over gun free zones on Southern California Public Radio

The audio of the discussion on KPCC is available here.

Where should people be allowed to bring their guns? What will the impact of looser regulations be at the state and national level? How would a program that allows nationwide concealed weapons work? What are the potential risks and benefits?

, ,

28 Apr , 2014

Save Lives & Deter Criminals — Help start the Crime Prevention Research Center

The crowd funding site is available here at Indiegogo.

CPRC’s primary goals are to:

  • Advance the scientific understanding of the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety.
  • Improve the awareness and knowledge of this scientific understanding among the public, journalists, and policy makers.
  • 27 Apr , 2014

    Tribune Review 04272014 interview

    CPRC interviewed in the Sunday Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Michael Bloomberg’s push for gun control

    The interview that John Lott had with Eric Heyl at the Pittsburg Tribune-Review starts this way:

    John R. Lott Jr. is president of the Crime Prevention Research Center in Washington, D.C. He spoke to the Trib regarding former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pledge to commit $50 million of his personal fortune toward his new gun control organization, Everytown for Gun Safety.

    ,

    25 Apr , 2014

    Radio Show appearances to discuss the Crime Prevention Research Center

    Greg Garrison Radio Show WIBC in Indianapolis (Thursday, April 24th, 9:35 to 10:00 AM EDT).
    Peter Schiff Radio Show (National) (A Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:35 to 11:00 AM EDT).
    Phil Valentine Radio Show (National) (Wednesday, April 23rd, 3:35 to 3:45 PM EDT).
    Conservative News/Talk KNUS, Denver, CO (Wednesday, April 23rd, 4:35 to 4:45 PM EDT).…

    25 Apr , 2014

    CPRC on CNN’s Headline News

    Transcript from Nancy Grace’s show on CNN’s Headline News last night:

    GRACE: In the last hours, we learn the homeowner, this 65-year-old man, Byron Davis Smith, actually calls the teens vermin. All of this is caught on tape. Smith has a home security system. And not only does it catch what he`s doing visually, you hear the audio, too.

    24 Apr , 2014

    Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at Friday, April 25, 4.21 AM

    CPRC on Fox News discussing Georgia getting rid of some gun free zones, other related media

    Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>Fox News on April 24th from 3:33 to 3:37 PM.

    The Georgia State House passed the bill 112 to 58 and the State Senate passed it 37 to 18, with prominent Democrats such as State Senator Jason Carter, who is likely to be the Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee, voting for the bill along with other Democrats.…

    , ,

    24 Apr , 2014

    CCWbargraphMarch2014 800 wide

    Massive errors in the Violence Policy Center’s “Concealed Carry Killers”


    The Violence Policy Center regularly puts out the claim that concealed handgun permit holders are a danger to themselves and others. Right now they claim that concealed handgun permits have been responsible for 636 deaths from the entire United States over almost seven years from May 2007 to March 2014. John Lott has pointed out errors in the VPC numbers for Florida, so here let’s take the errors in just one state Michigan.…

    , ,

    23 Apr , 2014

    Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at  Wednesday, April 23, 9.17 AM

    5 Year Recidivism of Prisoners released hits 77 percent


    This new study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that the previous measures of recidivism that looked at just the first two years after release missed a lot of the problem with former prisoners being rearrested.

    The 5 year rate for
    All offenses: 77%
    Violent Crime: 71%
    Property Crime: 82%
    Drug Offenses: 77%
    DUIs: 60%

    Bureau of Justice Statistics, Date of release: 12/30/13, Report title: Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 NCJ 239913