20 Mar , 2014

9th Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Hawaii’s Concealed Carry Law

Appeals Court Judges Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, Sidney R. Thomas, and Consuelo M. Callahan, who made the decision striking down California’s requirement of demonstrating the need to carry a concealed handgun before a permit was granted, have now made the same decision regarding Hawaii. Of course, people who want to be able to carry shouldn’t run out very quickly to go and get their permits (Orange County, California is an exception (see also here)).…

19 Mar , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “Surgeon General nomination forces Senate Democrats to hide gun views”

Our newest piece by John Lott at Fox News starts this way:

When will some Democrats who describe themselves as “pro-gun” realize that they aren’t fooling anyone?

Here’s their latest deception. President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general is in trouble, because the National Rifle Association decided that it was going to “score” the vote – that is, let its members know which senators voted for someone they believe is a threat to people being able to own guns for self-defense.

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19 Mar , 2014

Department of Defense report on Washington Navy Yard Shooting completely ignores problems with gun-free zones

The Department of Defense report on the September 16th, 2013 Navy Yard shooting focuses on Aaron Alexis’ mental health issues not being discovered before the attack:

At various points during Alexis’ military service and subsequent employment as a cleared contractor — from the background investigation in 2007 to the disturbing behaviors he exhibited in the weeks leading up to the shooting — the review revealed missed opportunities for intervention that, had they been pursued, may have prevented the tragic result at the Washington Navy Yard.

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16 Mar , 2014

Bloomberg’s Gun Control Groups plan strategy to pressure companies to oppose gun ownership

Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action want to push their “success” with Starbucks to other companies. In September, 2013, Starbucks issued the following policy:

Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. . . .


13 Mar , 2014

CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily: “The Police Should Carry Guns Off The Job To Protect Us”

The piece by John Lott at Investor’s Business Daily starts this way:

Unbelievably, some won’t even let police officers work for free. They object to them carrying guns when off-duty.

Gun-control advocates are so extremely fearful of guns, the NFL has banned off-duty police from carrying their guns inside stadiums. They really believe that the presence of guns, even those carried by off-duty police, pose an unacceptable danger.

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13 Mar , 2014

CPRC on the Gary Nolan Radio Show discussing background checks and Bloomberg’s studies

The audio from the Gary Nolan Radio show is available in two parts: here and here (11:35 to noon, Thursday, March 13, 2014). We discuss recent claims about universal background checks and claims put out by Michael Bloomberg.

11 Mar , 2014

CPRC interview about NFL Gun Ban on Off-Duty Police carry guns inside stadiums

Daniel J. Flynn’s interview with John Lott at Breitbart Sports starts this way:

An expert scholar on mass shootings labels the NFL’s edict banning off-duty cops from carrying weapons inside stadiums “completely crazy” and suggests the league may be unnecessarily exposing fans to dangers by transforming stadiums into gun-free zones.

“Banning off-duty law-enforcement officers from carrying seems completely crazy to me,” John Lott told Breitbart Sports.

10 Mar , 2014

CPRC on the Dennis Miller Show: Discussing Background Checks and Bloomberg Funded Research

The audio of John Lott’s interview with Dennis Miller is available here (March 10, 2014, 12:35 to 1 PM).

Dennis Miller’s kind endorsement of the CPRC at the end of the interview:

We are talking to John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, and if you ever see that name or that organization’s name ascribed to a study I would encourage you to read it because John will follow the data and I think just present you with the facts of it.

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10 Mar , 2014

CPRC at the Conservative Political Action Conference: on the Radio to point out false claims in the gun control debate

Here are segments from the Dana Loesch Show (Friday, March 7th from 2:26 to 2:30 PM), the Lars Larson Show (Friday, March 7th from 5:40 to 5:50 PM), the Jason Lewis Radio Show Part 1 and Part 2 (Friday, March 7th from 7:40 to 8 PM), and the Libertarian Republic (click on the bold text to listen to the audio).…


6 Mar , 2014

CPRC on The Greg Garrison Show on WIBC in Indianapolis to discuss false information about guns in the media

On Wednesday, March 6th John Lott appeared on the Greg Garrison radio show from 9:35 to 10 AM to discuss how Michael Bloomberg pushing false information about guns. The audio is available here.