23 Aug , 2016

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Breitbart: “Claim: Michael Bloomberg Demanded John Lott Interview Cut from Couric Gun Control Film”

This how the article at Breitbart starts:

Radio host John Cardillo claims that interview segments with noted gun scholar John Lott were included in the earliest version of Katie Couric’s gun control movie Under the Gun, but were taken out at Michael Bloomberg’s request following a private screening.

Cardillo is host of The John Cardillo Show, while Lott is an economist, gun rights author and president and founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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21 Aug , 2016

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CPRC report on permitted concealed handguns makes the Pittsburgh Tribune Reviews’ front page, other papers as well

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review front page headline: “Demand high in Pa. to carry concealed guns.”

Demand for gun ownership in America continues to climb. The nation’s 14 million concealed-carry permit holders marks an all-time high, with women snapping up concealed carry permits at twice the rate of men between 2012 and 2016, the latest data from the Crime Prevention Research Center in Virginia show.

19 Aug , 2016

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CPRC in the News: New York Post, KCET, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Townhall, PJ Media, and many others

New York Post, August 10, 2016

Criminologist: Why Hillary Refuses Police Union Backing

“Democrats have drifted so far left, they now stand at odds with the country’s largest police union,” writes John Lott at National Review. He takes note of the little-reported story that Hillary Clinton told the National Fraternal Order of Police — which backed her husband in 1996 — she isn’t interested in its support.

14 Aug , 2016

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The Oklahoman Editorial Board extensively discusses the new CPRC report on Concealed Handgun Permits, other media also covering our report

The Oklahoman Editorial Board, Sunday, August 14, 2016

DUE in part to recent mass shootings, Democrats have begun to embrace gun control again. The Hill, a newspaper covering Congress, noted that this amounts to Democrats “betting that a shift in voter sentiment has turned a once-toxic issue into a political winner.”

There’s good reason to think Democrats are wrong, particularly if their calculations are driven by the stereotype that guns-rights supporters are mostly rural, working-class whites who seldom vote Democrat anyway.

11 Aug , 2016

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News coverage about CPRC report on Record Number and Record Growth of Concealed Handgun Permits

There has been some new media coverage of our new CPRC report on there being over 14.5 million concealed handgun permit holders in the US.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner, August 10, 2016

Americans now holding permits to pack a concealed weapon in public has soared 215 percent since 2007 to over 14.5 million, a record, according to a new report.

28 Jul , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Newsweek, Florida Politics, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, The Blaze, Arizona Republic, and others

Newsweek, July 13, 2016

Obama has rightly been criticized on this front by the ever-alert John Lott for ignoring the underlying rate of violations, especially in connection with arrest rates for homicide, which are twice as high for blacks even though they are six times as likely than whites to commit homicide.

14 Jul , 2016

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CPRC in the Washington Post and Politifact on Obama’s claims about the ease of teenagers getting guns

“We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.”

— Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in a speech at a memorial service in Dallas

Both Washington Post and Politifact interviewed Dr.…

29 Jun , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Sean Hannity, Cato Institute and many others

Cleveland Channel 5 ABC, June 27, 2016

Rodecker pointed  to the latest Crime Prevention Research Center report that shows that the number of permits issued in the U.S. has grown more than 15% in the past year. . . .

Ammoland, June 27, 2016

Details are emerging about the Orlando Pulse Massacre. 

13 Jun , 2016

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CPRC Research in the Media about Gun-Free Zones

The Daily Caller, Monday, June 13, 2016

Another “new” lesson: Gun-free zones do not prevent attacks of this nature, and this past weekend in Florida proves it. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, both the Pulse and the location where former Voice contestant Christine Grimmie was killed were “gun-free” zones.

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21 May , 2016

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CPRC quoted by the Associated Press: Commenting on lawsuits stemming from 2012 Batman Movie Theater Shooting

Associated Press, May 20, 2016

On Thursday, Cinemark Theaters won the lawsuit that had been filed against them by 27 plaintiffs — survivors and families of people killed arising out of the 2012 Batman movie theater shooting.  The jury quickly decided that “there was no way the company could have safeguarded against the attack” and is not responsible for victims’ injuries.…