31 Mar , 2016

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Obama’s Meaningless Gun Order:President issues another fiat that seems designed mainly to harass firearms sellers

On March 30th, 2016, Edmund Kozak had a write up on our new report showing that Obama’s claim that “many lost and stolen guns end up being used in crimes” is simply not true.

A central component of President Obama’s recent executive actions on gun control was designed to combat a problem that does not exist, a new study proves.

30 Mar , 2016

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CPRC on The Blaze TV about the current push for gun control


John Lott was interviewed by The Blaze TV for a special that they have on gun control.  This few minute intro just covers a very small portion of the hour special (March 30th).  There are many issues discussed such as expanded background checks.

30 Mar , 2016

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CPRC in Investor’s Business Daily: In Wake Of The Shooting, Should The Capitol Remain Gun-Free?

CPRC has a new piece at Investor’s Business Daily on the Capitol shooting on Monday:

Like so many mass public shootings, the gunman who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Monday first tried shooting a uniformed officer.  Fortunately, the lone gunman was quickly subdued and no one other than the attacker was seriously injured.

30 Mar , 2016

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The Very Real Limits on Constitutional Carry: The Problem with Gun-Free School Zones

We have recently noted that with new laws being passed in West Virginia and Idaho it is possible to carry concealed handguns in 10 states without a permit (in addition, in Montana you can do that outside of city limits). But Federal law clearly hasn’t caught up with the Constitutional Carry movement.  …

30 Mar , 2016

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CPRC on the Mandy Connell Show to discuss how careful gun dealers are in preventing gun theft

John Lott talked to Mandy Connell on the 50,000 Watt KOA about the incredibly low rate that guns are stolen from licensed gun dealers (5:05 to 5:30 PM on Friday, March 25, 2016).

26 Mar , 2016

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Idaho moves to complete Constitutional Carry

On Thursday March 24, 2016, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed Constitutional Carry into law in Idaho.  Idaho had previously only required a permit within city limits, and this bill eliminates that requirement.  The bill had been passed by veto proof margins in both the state House (54-15) and Senate (27-8).  There are now 10 states that don’t require a permit to carry anywhere in their states and Montana, which has the old Idaho regulation requiring permits within city limits.  …

25 Mar , 2016

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CPRC on Las Vegas’ big 50K Watt KXNT Radio, talking to Alan Stock about the Brussel Terrorist Attack and what can be done to stop future attacks

John Lott talked to Alan Stock about the Brussel terrorist attacks
and the tough job that police have in guarding against terrorist attacks.

(Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:18 to 7 PM EDT).

24 Mar , 2016

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NEW CPRC Report: Much less than 0.039% of guns sold by Federally Licensed Dealers stolen last year — a rate less than 1/30th the rate of theft for retail industry

A new report from the BATF points out that Federally Licensed Gun Dealers had 6,163 firearms stolen from them in 2015.  With the Obama administration finalizing a new rule to enhance dealer reporting of stolen or lost firearms, this BATF report allows us to investigate the size of the current stolen or lost firearm problem for dealers and to compare those rates to other retail outlets.  …

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22 Mar , 2016

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CPRC on The Steve Gruber Show: What will happen if the Supreme Court decides to overturn the individual right to bear arms?

 

Dr. Lott explains what would likely happen should the Supreme Court overturn the landmark Heller decision that the right to bear arms is an individual right and not just a collective right. It is not likely that there will be a federal push for gun bans, but individual states could regulate firearms heavily.…

21 Mar , 2016

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Handgun Carry Permit Holders Justifiably Defend Themselves: Stories of Defensive Gun Use (March 2016)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Residents on the east side of St. Paul say they’re fed up with crime and they point to Monday’s assault of a neighbor as the last straw.

The neighbor, 32-year-old Bruce Chang, bears the ugly facial wounds that nearly cost him his left eye. He was attacked by a group of young men who were gambling on his driveway, blocking his access as he returned home from work.