31 Jan , 2014

CPRC at National Review Online: “The Cruelty of Gun-Free Zones”

The piece at National Review starts off this way:

Tuesday night, President Obama vowed to “help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters and our shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.”

But before he continues pushing his typical gun-control agenda, he should consider what law enforcement in Europe and the United States advise.

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25 Jan , 2014

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Maryland Mall Shooting at yet another gun free zone

The Mall in Columbia was clearly yet another gun free zone. (Click on figure to make it larger.)

Of course, just as important, it is essentially impossible for your average citizen in Maryland to obtain a concealed handgun permit. Permits are issued to ex-cops and a few politically well connected wealth people.…

12 Jan , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: On why gun control is becoming even more impossible to impose

The op-ed piece in the Inquirer starts this way:

The new year has brought yet more gun-control regulations. President Obama announced new executive orders on background checks. Connecticut citizens stood in long lines to register their guns, and, next door in New York City, registration lists are used to confiscate them.

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18 Dec , 2013

CPRC on the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show debating gun control with Alan Dershowitz

John Lott debated Alan Dershowitz on the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:05 AM.  The audio of the gun part of the debate is available here.

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18 Dec , 2013

CPRC on The Jim Bohannon Show talking gun control a year after Newtown massacre

CPRC’s John Lott was on The Jim Bohannon Show for an hour from 10 to 11 PM on Monday, December 16th.  The audio is available here.

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13 Dec , 2013

Audio of CPRC’s appearance on the Lars Larson Radio Show to discuss Newtown anniversary

Lars Larson describes the discussion this way.

We’re approaching to the one-year anniversaries of the murders at Sandy Hook and Clackamas Town Center.

Gun control has been one of the hottest topics of this year, but where do we stand on it as we approach these anniversaries?

Dr. John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime” joined me on the program to talk about it…

The audio is available here.…

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13 Dec , 2013

Newest Fox News piece: “1 year after Newtown, support for stricter gun control has disappeared”

A New op-ed piece by John Lott starts this way:

President Obama has pushed hard for gun control this year and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars on ads, but the administration’s promise to coordinate “a November lobbying effort and plan events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut” has gotten little traction.

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1 Dec , 2013

Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans

UPDATE: An interview that John Lott had on this post on Cam & Company is available here  (SiriusXM Channel 125).

Original post: Every place that has been banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C.…

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24 Nov , 2013

Fusion TV debate on “Are Guns in Classrooms a Good Idea?”


Fusion TV is a joint venture of ABC and Univision, and it is aimed at young people and also Hispanics.  This segment is only about a third of our interview. When John Lott was able to respond, he pointed out that Katherine Seymour fears about what might happen weren’t justified.  The link is also available here.…

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