Dr. John Lott’s analysis caught a big error in CDC data on accidental gun deaths, that made the number of deaths look 21% larger than it actually was. From Fox News:
Federal data showing annual accidental gun deaths in Tennessee soared to 105 from just 19 propelled a fierce firearms control campaign, but it turned out the stats were about as accurate as a two-dollar pistol.
NBC News, October , 2016; WRCB TV (Chattanooga, TN), October 26, 2016; Inland News Today (Riverside, CA), October 26, 2016
If anyone has a bone to pick with the Johns Hopkins report, it is John Lott. He is an economist and author of “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies” whose work is often cited by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups.
The CPRC provided a little bit of balance in an article on the release of a new gun tracing report by the New York Attorney General.
. . . But John R. Lott Jr., the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center in Pennsylvania, disagreed. “That’s like finding out a lot of cars in New York come from another state,” he said.
County employees in Garland County, Arkansas will now be able to carry permitted concealed handguns at work. From the Sentinel-Record:
Justices of the peace defeated repeated motions Monday night to give the Garland County Employee Concealed Carry Plan more consideration.
The Garland County Quorum Court’s 9-3 vote will allow county employees with concealed carry permits to bring firearms to work.
Washington Times, Tuesday, October 3, 2016
During Mr. Obama’s presidency the number of people with concealed carry permits has increased from about 6 million to nearly 15 million. More than 6 percent of all adults in the U.S. now have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, according to John R.
New Republic, September 7, 2016
With every syllabus and core curriculum, faculty and administrators have to decide what material to include and what to leave out. Similarly, there is no objective, apolitical list of visiting speakers. To the extent that conservatives, for example, are troubled by a lack of conservative speakers on campus, they should be equally troubled by the fact that a conservative academic like John Derbyshire, who believes in the inferiority of blacks, or Suzanne Venker, who instructs women to become financially dependent on men, have become causes célèbres.
Midland (Texas) Daily News, September 2, 2016
A study by the Crime Prevention Research Center noted that concealed-carry permits have boomed nationally, but particularly among women and minorities. “In eight states where we have data by gender, since 2012 the number of permits has increased by 161 percent for women and by 85 percent for men,” the report says.
From America’s 1st Freedom on September 5th:
Shouldn’t journalists who want to tackle the issues related to illegal use of guns in America, and thereby help us find real solutions to violent crime in places like Chicago’s South Side, start by being honest? John Lott thinks so. It is this principled position that caused him to agree, despite his prior experiences, to be interviewed for Katie Couric’s film “Under The Gun.”
As an expert on these issues, he hoped to offer some perspective and balance.
New China, August 30, 2016
In an interview with Xinhua, John R. Lott, Jr., Crime Prevention Research Center founder and president, suggested that gun restriction is not the way to stop gun violence.
Considered one of the nation’s top opponents to restrictions on carrying firearms, Lott is also author of several pro-gun books, holder of a doctorate in economics, former researcher at Yale and other universities and a Fox News columnist.
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.