17 Feb , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “Bloomberg’s latest stats on school gun violence ignore reality”

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

Are schools and colleges dangerous places, with lots of gun violence?

Some groups paint a picture of these places being particularly unsafe. Supposedly both murders and firearm suicides are very common at educational institutions. Last Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s two groups, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, jointly released a report that received massive uncritical news coverage.

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17 Feb , 2014

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Michael Bloomberg’s two groups, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns claim that school shootings aren’t getting media attention


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Bloomberg’s groups claim that shootings at schools are ignored and don’t get media attention. Well, of 44 claimed cases the groups point to since Newtown, 24 of them were covered by USA Today. Five others were covered in at least New York Daily News (when the events were even no where near New York) or on the CBS Evening News.…

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17 Feb , 2014

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How has the number of people killed in non-gang, non-suicide shootings at K-12 schools changed over the last 20 years?

UPDATED INFORMATION is available here..

UPDATE: Problems with the Bloomberg claims on school shootings is available here.


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Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, and Michael Bloomberg shows a significant drop in firearms deaths over the last 20 years.…

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14 Feb , 2014

CPRC on Coast-to-Coast AM for 2 hours (Audio)

CPRC was on George Noory’s radio show last night for the first two hours of the show (3.25 million weekly listeners). Among the topics: the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case striking down California’s concealed handgun law, the big push to scare Americans into not owning guns, the head of Interpol’s views on gun-free zones, 3D printers, and polls on gun-free zones.…

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14 Feb , 2014

CPRC on the Dennis Miller Show

While most of the discussion here was on Obamacare, the last 1:52 of the interview was on the Crime Prevention Research Center. The audio of the interview is available here (1:17 to 1:28 EST PM, 02/13/2014).

13 Feb , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “It may soon be easy to carry a permitted concealed handgun in California”

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

California may soon join 42 other states in letting people carry concealed handguns once they meet certain objective criteria.

Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state couldn’t ban both concealed and open carry guns. The court also struck down the so-called “good cause” requirement for getting a permit, saying that concern for one’s personal safety should be sufficient justification.

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10 Feb , 2014

Gun Control Debate at the University Club of New York, Tuesday, February 11th, noon to 2 PM

On Tuesday, February 11th, CPRC’s John Lott will debate Carl T. Bogus, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University and former board member for Handgun Control and the Brady Campaign. The debate on the topic of gun control will go from 12:45 to 2 PM at the University Club of New York.…

10 Feb , 2014

Gun control advocate caught carrying permitted concealed handgun at school and supporters make argument that concealed carry permit holders make places safer

Dwayne Ferguson has been an active, well-known public supporter of gun control efforts for many years. He helped pass New York’s new gun control laws last year. But he was recently arrested for accidentally carrying his permitted concealed handgun on school property. The criminal penalties and prison time that he faces could be substantial.…

9 Feb , 2014

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Fox News Poll: By 2-to-1 margin Americans believe in More Guns, Less Crime

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This result is from a Fox News poll given from January 15-17, 2013, and so it was done right after the Newtown attack. Presumably the results at other times would have been even more lopsided.

Still the Fox News survey is possibly biased in that it compares a complete ban with some more gun ownership.…

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7 Feb , 2014

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CPRC debates Paul Helmke at East Carolina University over conceal handguns on college campuses

A short video of the debate from News Channel 12 is available here:

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More on the debate is available from the East Carolina University school newspaper. Amazingly, the debate received news coverage at least as far away as Montana.
From WSLS TV:

East Carolina University hosted a debate on the controversial issues of guns and gun control.

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