31 Mar , 2017

In the Wall Street Journal on how law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are

The Wall Street Journal ran a lead letter that extensively discussed the Crime Prevention Research Center’s work.  The letter appeared as follows:

Regarding James P. O’Neill and Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s “Don’t Mess With New York’s Gun Laws” (op-ed, March 24): The authors say that “more than 230 concealed-carry permit holders in various states have been convicted of .

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31 Mar , 2017

In Texas state Senate, Only Democrats voted against lowering fees for permitted concealed handguns

By a 26 to 5 margin, the Texas state Senate has voted to lower the fee for getting a concealed handgun permit from $140 to $40.  Renewal fees will also fall from $70 to $40.  Texas’ permit fee is the second highest for any right-to-carry state, behind only Illinois.  While all 26 Republicans voted to lower the fee, Democrats were divided with 6 voting to lower the fee and 5 voting “no.”  This is consistent with the actions in other state legislatures where Democrats have opposed lower concealed handgun permit fees.  …

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30 Mar , 2017

Interview in America’s 1st Freedom: “John Lott Q&A: Debunking Vox.com Gun Lies”

Dr. John Lott has an interview today with America’s 1st Freedom on the false claims offered once again in at Vox.

A headline at Vox.com last week read: “The Cincinnati nightclub shooting shows how more guns lead to more gun violence.”

Since the idea that “more guns lead to more violence” is prevalent in the anti-gun community, we decided to ask author and criminologist John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, about that headline and some other aspects of the story.

29 Mar , 2017

Zero tolerance craziness on guns: 5-Year-Old Girl Suspended From Kindergarten for Playing With ‘Stick Gun’

27 Mar , 2017

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Travel ban makes sense in some cases

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:

Last week, government officials banned most carry-on electronic devices from U.S.-bound flights originating in more than a dozen Middle Eastern and African countries. The reason was due to an increase in terror threats.

No judges are stopping the ban on electronic devices.

26 Mar , 2017

North Dakota 14th State that allows carrying without a permit — Now covers 40% of entire US territory

On Friday, North Dakota’s Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation making their state the 14th that allows carrying without a concealed handgun permit.  The bill had passed the legislature with overwhelming majorities (34 to 13 in the state Senate and 83 to 9 in the state House).  North Dakota thus joined New Hampshire in passing Constitutional Carry this year, though it seems unlikely that any more states will pass these laws during the current sessions.…

26 Mar , 2017

Recent Talks in Sonoma, California and Corpus Christi, Texas

Dr. John Lott has been giving multiple talks in March.  One was on March 16th in Sonoma County, California to the Third Thursday group and another on March 24th in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Texas Lyceum.  In both places, Dr. Lott talked about his latest book, “The War on Guns.”  In Corpus Christi, Lott also debated Devin Hughes on background checks on private transfers.…

24 Mar , 2017

Interview with America’s 1st Freedom: “Gun-Free Zones Are Targets”

Here is an interview that Dr. John Lott did with America’s 1st Freedom:

Discussion of so-called gun-free zones doesn’t make it onto the news much these days, so the truth can be hard to find. The reason why is simple: After high-profile shootings, the “mainstream” media tend to ignore the facts and follow their gun-ban agenda into emotional discussions of gun bans, magazine bans and background checks.

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23 Mar , 2017

In the New York Daily News: NPR and PBS should not get public subsidies

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the New York Daily News on why NPR and PBS should not get public subsidies.  It talks a little about NPR’s biases in covering the gun issue.  The piece starts this way:

Whatever original purpose public broadcasting had back in 1969, President Trump is right: The reason for its existence is long gone.

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23 Mar , 2017

Arkansas mandates that Public Universities. some bars, and government buildings allow permitted concealed handguns

Arkansas has become at least the 11th state that mandates that permitted guns can be carried on campus (Michigan requires that they be carried openly) and the 19th state that to allow them in state Capitols.

For campus carry, the National Conference of State Legislatures previously said eight states allowed this, but Michigan (it clearly allows people with a permit to carry guns on college campuses as long as they carry openly) and Tennessee that allows carrying by professors and staff.  …

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