30 Oct , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “‘Lone Wolf’ terror attacks: We’re sitting ducks and Americans with guns are last line of defense”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks.

Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals.

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30 Oct , 2014

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UPDATE: CPRC testimony on gun control before the Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Audio of testimony included)

UPDATE: The audio of John Lott’s testimony is available here. The graphs presented to the committee are available in the link below providing the CPRC testimony.   It was an honor for the CPRC to be invited to address the Australian Senate on this important topic.

Original Post: A notice of the public hearing before the Australian Senate later today (5:30 PM EDT US) is available here.  …

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29 Oct , 2014

CPRC on the Mike Rose Show on Denver’s KOA: Discussing claims that police disproportionately shoot black male teenagers

John Lott joined Mike on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4:05 to 4:30 PM EDT (available here).

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29 Oct , 2014

CPRC on the Lars Larson Radio Show: “Is the attack in Canada proof that restrictive gun laws don’t work?”

John Lott joined Lars Larson’s national radio show to discuss the attack on the Canadian Parliament building (October 23, 2014 from 6:37 to 6:45 PM EDT available here).

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24 Oct , 2014

CPRC on Coast-to-Coast AM discussing terrorist attack in Canada

John Lott talked to George Noory about the terrorist attack in Ottawa, Canada. The discussion was on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 1:07 to 1:11 AM EDT (audio available here).

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23 Oct , 2014

Lott-Kesten piece in the Advertiser

CPRC opinion piece on gun bans in the South Australian newspaper The Advertiser

The opinion piece that John Lott with Kesten Green, a professor at the University of South Australia, appeared in the Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser. We will try to add a link to the original article later.
(Click on figure to enlarge copy of the op-ed.)

UPDATE: The Advertiser has added a link for the op-ed piece available here.…

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22 Oct , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “The truth about young black men and police shootings”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Tensions are still high in Ferguson, Mo., after the Aug. 8 police shooting of Michael Brown. On Friday, it was reported forensics showed Brown’s blood was on both the inside of police officer Darren Wilson’s car as well as Wilson’s gun.

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21 Oct , 2014

Explaining why the risks of lead poisoning from shooting guns is greatly exaggerated

This quote is part of a long piece that Thinkprogress.org had on the risks of lead poisoning.

. . . John R. Lott is founder and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, a tax-exempt organization that works to “advance the scientific understanding of the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety.” His works include “More Guns, Less Crime” and “The Bias Against Guns,” and he has written several opinion pieces to the conservative Daily Caller.

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21 Oct , 2014

Supreme Court agrees to hear case on impact of conviction on gun rights

The Supreme Court agrees to hear case on whether a conviction for a crime terminates all gun ownership rights. Reuters has this discussion of the case:

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend.

21 Oct , 2014

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CPRC on Dana Loesch’s TV show to discuss errors in FBI report on public shootings


A copy of the CPRC report that was discussed on Dana’s show is available here.