13 Jan , 2017

CPRC in the Orange County Register: Should Facebook be depending on [California] PolitiFact to filter ‘reputable’ articles?

Dr. John Lott had an op-ed in the Orange County Register on California Politifact’s biases on the gun control issue.  The piece started this way:

. . . Take a couple of PolitiFact California’s two most recent evaluations concerning gun violence.

• “Since the Sandy Hook tragedy, more than seven children per day have died from gun violence” (California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, December 14th, 2016).

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11 Jan , 2017

CPRC at National Review: “Psychiatrists Can’t Predict Mass Shootings — Meanwhile, Let the Public Defend Itself”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at National Review on the current debate that the shooting at the Ft Lauderdale Airport was due to a lack of resources for psychiatric services.  The piece starts this way:’

Pouring money into mental-health care won’t stop mass public shootings. Unfortunately, psychiatry is far from a perfect science.

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7 Jan , 2017

CPRC at Real Clear Policy: “Chicago’s Bloody Mess”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on Chicago disastrous policing policies at Real Clear Policy.  The piece starts this way:

Chicago is a bloody mess. Last year, Chicago had 762 homicides — more than New York and Los Angeles combined. This represents an astounding 57 percent increase from the 2015 murder rate.

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6 Jan , 2017

CPRC in Investor’s Business Daily: “Gun Control Advocates Really Just Want To Ban Guns”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Investor’s Business Daily.  The piece starts this way:

Gun control advocates keep claiming that they don’t want to ban guns — they only want reasonable regulations.  But their actions keep saying otherwise.

  • Gun control advocates expressed “concern” after Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a very expensive personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas this year. 

6 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the Daily Caller: “Another Gun-Free Zone, Another Mass Shooting”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on today’s shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Yet another shooting at yet another gun-free zone occurred today.  At this moment 5 people were murdered and another 8 injured. The tragedy today at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is all the more disappointing because just this last year legislators tried to change Florida’s ban on concealed carry at airports to avoid today’s type of event.

4 Jan , 2017

CPRC debating “Should Teachers Be Armed?”

Dr. John Lott engaged in a debate with fourteen others about whether teachers should be armed (eleven against versus four for it, not exactly balanced).  None of the eleven people who oppose letting teachers carry guns have presented any empirical evidence on teachers carrying.  They only concerns about what might possibly go wrong.  …

3 Jan , 2017

CPRC at National Review: “Obama’s Outrageous Expansion of Gun-Buyer Background Checks”

Dr. Lott’s latest piece at National Review discusses Obama’s finalized new rules that will ban Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they are deemed “financially incompetent.”

Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances? Under finalized new rules released just before Christmas by President Obama, Social Security recipients will be banned from buying a gun if they are deemed “financially incompetent.” Some 4.2 million Social Security recipients — about 10 percent of all people 65 and older — could lose the right to own a gun as a result.

23 Dec , 2016

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CPRC at National Review: “Hollywood’s Gun-Control Dud”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at National Review on what the movie Miss Sloane and the election results tell us about where the gun debate stands.  The piece starts this way:

Miss Sloane, a highly anticipated movie demonizing the NRA and calling for gun control, has bombed. The movie succeeded only in emphasizing the top-down nature of the gun-control campaign and how little intensity there is for more regulations.

16 Dec , 2016

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CPRC at Fox News: “The real truth about Facebook’s ‘fake news’ filters”

Dr. John Lott as another piece at Fox News on some of the false statements that fact checkers have made about guns, crime, taxes, and vote fraud.

To protect Americans against “fake” news, Facebook will now use filters so that only “reputable” articles can appear at the top of users’ trending news stories. 

15 Dec , 2016

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CPRC in the Daily Caller: The Mainstream Media are the real purveyors of Fake News

Dr. Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller that start this way:

Democrats and their media allies are trying everything they can to delegitimize Trump’s election. It started with a series of hopeless recounts, and now they claim that Russia hacked Democrat emails. . . .

Google news searches have been found to favor Democrats and left-leaning sites such as Media Matters” over sources such as Fox News and the Daily Caller.