5 Jan , 2017

CPRC talks with John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur on Seattle’s big KVI about the Social Security rules banning gun ownership for some

Dr. John Lott talked to John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur on Seattle’s big KVI about the new Social Security rules that could ban 4.2 Americans from owning guns.

(January 4, 2016 from 12:35 to 12:49 PM)

5 Jan , 2017

CPRC on the Vicki McKenna Show to discuss Obama’s new rules banning some Social Security Recipients from having guns

Dr. John Lott talked to Vicki McKenna about his recent piece in National Review about finalized new rules released just before Christmas by President Obama that Social Security recipients will be banned from buying a gun if they are deemed “financially incompetent.”

(January 4, 2016 from 4:35 to 4:51 PM)

4 Jan , 2017

CPRC debating “Should Teachers Be Armed?”

Dr. John Lott engaged in a debate with fourteen others about whether teachers should be armed (eleven against versus four for it, not exactly balanced).  None of the eleven people who oppose letting teachers carry guns have presented any empirical evidence on teachers carrying.  They only concerns about what might possibly go wrong.  …

4 Jan , 2017

CPRC on the Larry Elder Show: On Politifact’s Claim that it is “Mostly True” that 7 “children” die a day from gun violence

Dr. John Lott appeared on the national Larry Elder Show to discuss Politifact’s Claim that it is “Mostly True” that 7 “children” die a day from gun violence.  A detailed discussion and links on the points raised in interview are available here.

(December 29, 2016 from 6:35 to 6:43 PM)

3 Jan , 2017

Michael Bloomberg wasted $20 million on Nevada’s Background Checks on Private Transfers

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. He lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. Bloomberg’s initiative only eked out the win in Nevada because of the $20 million spent to support it, amounting to an incredible $35.30 per vote.…


3 Jan , 2017

CPRC at National Review: “Obama’s Outrageous Expansion of Gun-Buyer Background Checks”

Dr. Lott’s latest piece at National Review discusses Obama’s finalized new rules that will ban Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they are deemed “financially incompetent.”

Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances? Under finalized new rules released just before Christmas by President Obama, Social Security recipients will be banned from buying a gun if they are deemed “financially incompetent.” Some 4.2 million Social Security recipients — about 10 percent of all people 65 and older — could lose the right to own a gun as a result.

2 Jan , 2017

Is Chicago Murder Rate problem a Result of Recent changes in Police Behavior?

Sources for the graph available here and here.

For those who watched CBS’s 60 Minutes last night, the show emphasized how stops and arrests by police has fallen between August 2015 and August 2016.  Between those two months arrests fell from 10,154 to 6,916 and the number of times people were stopped and questioned by the police fell from 49,257 to 8,859.  …

1 Jan , 2017

CPRC in the News: Politifact, The Village Voice, Breitbart, and local newspapers across the country

Idaho State Journal (Pocatello, ID) Lead story, December 29, 2016

. . . In December 2012, 85,535 Idaho adults had concealed weapons permits, according to a report published by the Pennsylvania-based Crime Prevention Research Center.

As of December 2016, 131,665 Idaho adults possessed such permits, according to the Idaho Bureau of Criminal Identification.

29 Dec , 2016

Is Politifact really the organization that should be fact checking Facebook on gun related facts?

If gun control advocates were more confident with their arguments, presumably they wouldn’t have to so grossly exaggerate their numbers.  On December 27th, 2016 Politifact evaluated this claim that there are 7 children a day who die from guns, and Politifact’s Chris Nichols concluded that this claim by Congresswoman Jackie Speier that “more than seven children PER DAY have died from gun violence” was “mostly true.”

Politifact relies on a quote from the Brady Campaign’s website: “Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence.” The website notes that it crunched CDC data for children and young people through age 19.…

29 Dec , 2016

UPDATED: Twelve Additional Defensive gun uses by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders During December that we didn’t previously report

Here are (now) twelve more defensive gun uses by concealed handgun permit holders from across the country.

Chicago, Illinois, (8200 block of South Ingleside, Chicago) December 30, 2016, Chicago Sun-Times

A man with a concealed-carry license fatally shot a would-be robber in Chatham Friday afternoon, sources said.

The 23-year-old man was walking in the 8200 block of South Ingleside about 1:54 p.m.