30 Apr , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: ‘Assault weapons’ debate: The folly of Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s buyback bill

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

Gun control advocates introduced a bill in April that only gun control supporters could love. Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro is so serious about getting so-called assault weapons off the street that she is offering $2,000 tax credits for each gun that people turning in  limit one per year.

29 Apr , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: “Baltimore riots and the price of protest”

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

People have the right to protest, but too many politicians are afraid or unwilling to stop looting and rioting.  The dividing line between liberals and conservatives could hardly be starker.

When the St. Louis Grand Jury reached its decision in Officer Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown, Democrat Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ignored calls from Ferguson’s mayor and kept the National Guard away from the initial violence.  

29 Apr , 2015

CPRC on Coast-to-Coast AM for two hours to discuss the Baltimore Riots

John Lott was on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory (weekly audience 2.75 million) for two hours on Tuesday morning to discuss the riots in Baltimore.

The audio for the first hour is available here (Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 1:15 to 2 AM).

The audio for the second hour is available here (Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 2:05 to 3 AM).…

29 Apr , 2015

CPRC on the Michigan Talk Network to discuss academic views on guns and a lawsuit in Michigan about whether schools can ban open carry of guns

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber at the Michigan Talk Network about recent surveys of academics concerning their views on guns (Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 from 7:35 to 7:43 AM).

29 Apr , 2015

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News coverage on Bloomberg’s research director’s refusal to debate with John Lott



John Lott’s and Everytown’s research director separate presentations on C-SPAN on Saturday highlighted Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate. There have been about a dozen instances over the last seven or eight years where producers will call John Lott up to participate in a discussion and then they disinvite him once they realize that Mayors Against Illegal Guns or other Bloomberg representatives.…

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27 Apr , 2015

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Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn’t convince Kroger to ban guns



Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.”

On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him.…

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27 Apr , 2015

CPRC on the Jones Show to discuss the debate over gun control

John Lott was on the Alex Jones Show Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12:06 to 12:30 PM.

25 Apr , 2015

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CPRC on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on people’s changing views on guns, Bloomberg’s research director explains why he won’t debate



From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.”

Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour on C-SPAN to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown.  …

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24 Apr , 2015

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Data on police officers killed by guns

The Washington Post has compiled a list of 511 police officers who have been killed by guns from 2000 to 2010.  Information is available on shooting deaths at traffic stops (91), ambushes (43), arrests (29), domestic disturbances (75), serving papers (40), responding to a call (55), an investigation (44), and off duty (24).  …

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23 Apr , 2015

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74-year-old grandma stops knife wielding robber: “You back off, or I’ll blow your head off”

A 74-year-old woman in Fort Worth, Texas stopped a robber who had a knife to her throat (a video from the local Fox affiliate is available here):

Jewell Turner, 74, told NBC 5 she was waiting in her minivan outside of her doctor’s office, near the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and 6th Avenue in the city’s Near South Side, when a man tapped on the glass of her driver’s side window.