13 Mar , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: Why Michael Bloomberg’s latest push for gun control is all wrong

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws.  From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. 

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4 Mar , 2015

Bloomberg Ad on gun-free zones

Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones


Bloomberg’s argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned.

So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems?…

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17 Feb , 2015

Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action makes false statement to Texas state Senators, claiming that there are no numbers on the behavior of permit holders

The bizarre thing here is that Moms Demand Action really thought that they could get away with their claim that there is no data available on how permit holders behave.  Surely, Texas state Senators know what information is offered by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and similar data is available for other states (Michigan and Florida, though the CPRC didn’t pay to obtain the Florida data).  …

11 Feb , 2015

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Bloomberg’s false racist claims about who commits crime


At 41:10 into this Q&A session in Aspen, Colorado last week, Michael Bloomberg made this claim about who the criminals are

First thing is . . . 95% of your murderers and murder victims fit one MO. You can just take the description xerox it and pass it out to all the cops.

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30 Jan , 2015

CPRC on Frank Beckmann’s Show on WJR, the coming anti-gun push from Bloomberg

CPRC’s John Lott was on the 50,000 Watt WJR from 10:50 to 11:00 AM on Friday, January 30th. Steve Gruber was substituting for Frank. Lott and Steve discussed the huge amounts of money that Bloomberg, various foundations, and President Obama are putting into trying to change people’s views on guns.

Lott was also on the Bob Dutko Show on Thursday, January 29, 2015.…

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28 Nov , 2014

CPRC in the news on Bloomberg’s Everytown gun control claims to talk about at Thanksgiving dinner

For the second year in a row, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown has tried to get people to talk about gun control during Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, the claims that Bloomberg wants people to talk to this year are no more accurate (see “Talking Turkey About Guns, 2014”).  From Guns.com:

. . . The figures at the heart of the current infographic, however, have been discredited by Dr.

1 Nov , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Hidden consequences of Washington State’s gun background check Initiative 594”

CPRC’s John Lott has another piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Let’s say a stalker is threatening a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun?

If you live in Washington State, loaning her your gun may soon make you a criminal and will likely land you in prison.

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7 Oct , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun propaganda”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups release a report, they consistently garner massive, uncritical news coverage.  Alas. With the huge number of factual mistakes in these reports, you would think that reporters would have grown wary of pushing their propaganda.

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4 Oct , 2014

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CPRC on John Stossel’s Fox News Show discussing Bloomberg’s false claims on guns

CPRC’s John Lott appeared on John Stossel’s show to discuss people’s fears about guns and analyze two television ads put out by Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups.  John Stossel’s show invited Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations to send a representative to debate on guns, but, as they have done so many times in the past, Shannon Watts and the rest of Bloomberg’s staff declined to participate.  …

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2 Oct , 2014

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New CPRC Report: Errors in Bloomberg’s latest report on Mass Shootings

Bloomberg’s reports continue to have major errors.  The CPRC is proud to release a new report on Bloomberg’s most recent study on mass shootings (a copy of our report is available here).  Here is the abstract of our latest report:

Mass public shootings, where the shooter intends to commit mass murder in a public place, has not “exploded” over the last five years, as frequently claimed in the media, either in terms of the number of attacks or the number of people killed. 

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