28 Oct , 2016

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CPRC gets credit at Fox News for correcting a big error in CDC data: “Federal data used for control campaign miss the mark – big time”

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.

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31 May , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Science News, Orange County Register, Washington Times, Breitbart, and many others

Orange County Register, and The Press Enterprise (Riverside, California) Monday, May 23, 2016

• More gun control. Also pushed by Mr. Newsom, who is running for governor in 2018, this initiative, among other things, bans “possession of large-capacity magazines.” John Lott and other gun scholars have shown such bans do not cut crime.

17 May , 2016

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CPRC on WMAL about Federal Judge’s decision to Strike Down DC’s concealed handgun law

CPRC’s Dr. John Lott was interviewed for a brief news segment about a federal judge’s decision to strike down DC’s very restrictive concealed handgun law as too restrictive.  A copy of the decision is available here.  The first quote here was edited to leave out Lott’s reference to poor blacks in urban areas being the most likely victims of violent crime.  …

13 May , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Washington Times, Hot Air, Townhall, New American, Dayton Daily News, and many others

Dayton Daily News, May 13, 2016

All 50 states now allow some form of concealed carry, and since Obama’s election, the number of citizens with concealed handgun permits nearly tripled to more than 12.8 million, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

The center calculated nearly a half million Ohioans — almost 5 percent of the adult population – had a concealed carry license in March of last year.

31 Mar , 2016

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Obama’s Meaningless Gun Order:President issues another fiat that seems designed mainly to harass firearms sellers

On March 30th, 2016, Edmund Kozak had a write up on our new report showing that Obama’s claim that “many lost and stolen guns end up being used in crimes” is simply not true.

A central component of President Obama’s recent executive actions on gun control was designed to combat a problem that does not exist, a new study proves.

13 Oct , 2015

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CPRC Testimony before the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee on Eliminating many Gun-free zones

John Lott testified before the Michigan state Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 3 PM.

MLive.com had this:

His comments were echoed by John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” a book that has become a central document for gun rights advocates since its first edition was published in 1998.

22 Aug , 2015

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CPRC in newspapers and other media around the country over the last month

We don’t usually keep track of the local media coverage the CPRC receives or even all the national coverage, but here are some examples of the type of media coverage that the CPRC has received over the past month.  Of course, John Stossel’s recent column on the CPRC was picked up in dozens of newspapers across the US.  …

12 Aug , 2015

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CPRC in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania newspaper: Special Report on Concealed Carry

LNP (the newspaper for Lancaster, Pennsylvania) has a large news special on concealed handguns in the state.  This is from part of the article (an online poll is available here):

. . . John Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, is the author of “More Guns, Less Crime” and one of the nation’s foremost gun researchers.

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5 Aug , 2015

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John Stossel extensively discusses the CPRC in his weekly oped column

John Stossel’s weekly column goes through some lies put forward by gun control advocates, and he relies very heavily on the CPRC.  His piece is titled: “America and guns: Why do so many stoke paranoia about firearms?”  You can read a copy of the column available here.

1 Aug , 2015

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A response to Mother Jones’ mistake filled article on John Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center

The altered image above is from a new Mother Jones’ article, which was written to try discrediting John Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center.

Mother Jones is willing to do anything to push for gun control.  The magazine is very left-leaning and is funded by individuals such as George Soros. …

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