18 Jun , 2014

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Recent executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety admits that their proposals won’t stop these attacks

Mark Glaze, the executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety until earlier this month, told the Wall Street Journal that the policies that they propose enacting wouldn’t stop these attacks:

“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think.

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17 Jun , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Obama making up facts about guns”

The newest Fox News starts this way:

President Obama just can’t seem to help himself. Over and over again, he makes exaggerated or false claims about guns and crime.

Last year Obama kept asserting the bogus numbers such as “40 percent of all gun purchases take place without a background check.” Besides the study being based on a tiny survey it was started before the Federal background check law went into effect.

17 Jun , 2014

CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the Supreme Court decision over “straw purchasers”

On Monday, the Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Abramski v. United States. The case involved a police officer, Bruce Abramski, who bought a gun, a Glock 19 handgun, for his uncle. The officer, who is a federally licensed dealer and could get a discount on guns, bought the gun in Virginia and they transferred the gun to his uncle through a second licensed dealer in Pennsylvania, where his uncle lives.…

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17 Jun , 2014

KTTH Radio in Seattle: Interview on mass shootings

Dave Boze talks to John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of More Guns Less Crime. The interview, which took place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, is available here.

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13 Jun , 2014

School Firearm Deaths K-12 & Univ

UPDATED information on K-12 and University School Shootings Deaths: The number of deaths has been declining over time


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Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, Michael Bloomberg (as viewed on June 13, 2014), and CNN shows a significant drop in firearms deaths at schools over the last 20 years, though there is a difference when one breaks it down separately for K-12 and universities.…

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13 Jun , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Killers seek gun-free zones for attacks

The newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:

The shootings last week at Seattle Pacific University and on Tuesday at a high school near Portland, Ore., both occurred at places that banned guns — gun-free zones. The shooting last Wednesday in Canada also took place where citizens were not allowed to carry guns.

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13 Jun , 2014

Greg Gutfeld mentions John Lott’s work in discussing Bloomberg’s false 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook claim


Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours.  While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible.  …

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9 Jun , 2014

Appearance on Sandy Rios Radio show to discuss Las Vegas Shooting, other related media

John Lott was on the Sandy Rios Show from 8:40 to 9:00 AM on Monday, June 9th (available here).

Lott was also on News Max’s “Midpoint” show to discuss the issue from 12:15 to 12:26 PM on Monday, June 9th.

The David Boze Show, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 10:05 to 10:30 AM available here.…

9 Jun , 2014

Summarizing Some of Bloomberg’s false claims on guns

John Lott has a new piece on Bloomberg’s push for gun control at The Daily Caller that starts this way:

On “Meet the Press” earlier this month, Michael Bloomberg claimed that what he is doing “is nothing about gun control.” But host David Gregory, acting as a cheerleader, not a probing questioner, let that statement go unchallenged.