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.

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.


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.  …


22 Mar , 2017

On Steve Gruber’s Michigan Talk Network to talk about bill protecting the interstate transportation of firearms

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about a bill by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) that will prevent anyone with a gun, ammunition, or magazines from falling outside of the law simply by passing through a state.  A copy of the legislation is available here.  …

20 Mar , 2017

Even after being caught, CDC still hasn’t corrected accidental gun death data in database, causes errors by others

In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014 on accidental gun deaths.  The total was clearly a 100 larger than it actually was (the error arose because of mistakes in Tennessee’s data, and the mistake was so large it noticeably impacted the national number accidental deaths that year, raising the reported number from 486 to 586).  …

19 Mar , 2017

Video of Black Florida Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Saving life of White Sheriff Deputy

This video was obtained from KHQ Channel 6 television.

On March 15th, 2017, the Florida State Attorney’s Office released a video of Ashad Russell, a Florida resident with a concealed handgun permit, fatally shooting another man, Edward Strother, who was attacking a Lee County, Florida Sheriff Deputy Dean Bardes.  Prosecutors had cleared Russell of criminal charges on February 15th, 2017.  …

18 Mar , 2017

On the Lars Larson Show to discuss the increase in gun purchases by women and blacks

Dr. John Lott was on the Lars Larson Show to talk about the continued high rate of gun sales after the election.

(Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:21 to 8:30 PM)

16 Mar , 2017

CPRC in the News: Yahoo! News, Legal Insurrection, PJ Media, Florida Weekly, Aviation Pros, Dayton Daily News, and many others

Aviation Pros, March 9, 2017 (Helping the media putting numbers in perspective by providing the total number of concealed handgun permit holders.)

Gun discoveries at the nation’s airports jumped 28 percent between 2015 and last year when 3,391 firearms made it to checkpoints in carry-on bags, an average of more than nine per day.

15 Mar , 2017

Bloomberg’s push for Background Checks on the Private Transfers of Guns Fails in another state: New Mexico

Michael Bloomberg’s losing streak continues in his push for background checks on the private transfers of guns.  During this last November, Bloomberg’s initiatives in Maine and Nevada failed.  With solid Democrat majorities in both the New Mexico state House and Senate, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety viewed New Mexico as their most likely success in pushing background checks on the private transfers of guns.  …