30 Jan , 2016

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CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily: “Gun Vs. Traffic Accident Deaths: Getting The Data Straight”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily is available here:

Which are you more likely to be killed by: a car or a gun? We all know how many people die on the roads each year, so it would be mindblowing if there were actually more gun deaths than motor vehicle deaths.

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29 Jan , 2016

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Sheriff’s deputy says “I’m alive today because of [concealed handgun permit holder]”



Bistro County is located just a few miles east of Austin.  From today’s Austin Statesman:

. . . “Freeze!” Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing at the suspect.

“I’m alive today because of him,” the deputy, 23-year-old Dylan Dorris said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan.

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28 Jan , 2016

3 arrested in McDonald's parking lot robbery in Virginia Beach

Concealed Carry Permit holder uses his gun to stop assault from three robbers

This attack occurred at 9 PM in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  From WAVY.com:

Police have arrested three men in connection with a robbery that happened in the parking lot of a McDonald’s Tuesday night.

Police arrested 29-year-old Donte Tyree Salley, 23-year-old Darren Keith McCoy and 20-year-old Marcus Sean Turner in connection with the incident.

27 Jan , 2016

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Woman attacked in parking by knife wielding robber successfully defends herself with concealed handgun

The pictures are from WHAS ABC Channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.  The attack occurred on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016.  From WVIH.com:

According to Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, a woman was sitting in her vehicle in the parking garage near the intersection of 5th and Jefferson Streets when a man with a knife approached her then demanded money and her purse, around 6:15 p.m.

26 Jan , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Associated Press, Washington Post, Washington Times (3 times), and other places

Washington Post, January 18, 2016

The number of concealed handgun permits has increased over the past decade, from 4.6 million in 2007 to more than 12.8 million in 2015, according to a recent report from the Crime Prevention Research Center. . . .

Santa Fe New Mexican, January 26, 2016

An increasing number of Americans, including New Mexicans, are obtaining licenses to carry handguns.

26 Jan , 2016

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CPRC on KXDJ in Amarillo, Texas: The cost of background checks, background checks and mass public shootings, drug gangs and guns, and other issues

John Lott was on KXDJ in Amarillo, Texas to discuss a range of gun control issues (Thursday, January 21, 2016).

The cost of background checks

Background checks and mass public shootings, more on the cost of background checks

Drug gangs and guns

More on drug gangs and gun bans

 

26 Jan , 2016

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CPRC on Haus Rules: FBI’s Gun Background Check Program Has Some VERY Significant Problems

John Lott talked to Michael Hausam about the problems with the NICS background check system (Monday, January 25th, 2016, 10:35 to 11:00 AM).

25 Jan , 2016

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CPRC at Fox News on the Air Force telling commanders they can OK guns on base

(Picture from the Chattanooga shooting in 2015)

Fox News had this article on the evaluation that the Air Force did on arming Air Force personnel.  Perry Chiaramonte has this article:

A review of active shooter cases by the Air Force has confirmed what gun rights advocates have long been saying: Firearms in the hands of good guys are often the best bet for stopping massacres.

24 Jan , 2016

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Five Concealed Carry Permit Holders from Alaska to South Carolina Stop Dangerous Armed Robbers


Columbia, South Carolina, January 23, 2016, From The Herald (the video is from the CCTV at the barber shop):

. . . Bookman and one of his customers drew their weapons as the robbers were taking money from customers and employees. They fired shots that left one of the suspects dead and sent another on the run just before 7 p.m.

21 Jan , 2016

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CPRC in the New York Post: “What Bernie Sanders misses about the rise in campaign cash” and why that is related to the gun control debate

With Michael Bloomberg spending hundreds of millions of dollars pushing gun control, the debate over campaign finance laws and gun control have become closely linked.  Just this past November, Bloomberg spent 1/13th as much money on two state Senate races in Virginia as the NRA spent on all campaigns during the entire 2013-14 election cycle.  …