6 Dec , 2016

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CPRC in the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) debating Campus Carry

Dr. John Lott debated Ohio State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D) about whether college campuses should be gun-free zones in the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.  Rep. Boggs’ piece is available here.  Dr. Lott’s is here:

Ohio State University is still reeling from the attack last week. A terrorist followed the Islamic State playbook as he drove his car into a crowd of students and slashed others with a knife — 12 people were injured.

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2 Dec , 2016

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CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control”

Dr. John Lott had a new op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the truly massive amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending pushing gun control.

If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement.

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada.

2 Dec , 2016

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CPRC at National Review: “Hack Journalism about an Unhacked Election”

Dr. John Lott has this new piece at National Review:

With the presidential-vote recount under way in Wisconsin, hopeful leftists would have us believe that the Russians, or some other unknown entity, hacked electronic voting machines in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. (Michigan doesn’t use electronic voting; it is being included in the recount efforts because Wisconsin and Pennsylvania alone wouldn’t take enough electoral votes from Trump to swing the election.

29 Nov , 2016

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CPRC in the Daily Caller: “It’s Delusional To Think That Voter Fraud Doesn’t Exist”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at the Daily Caller on the attacks that

The media is incredulous that Donald Trump claims that there was significant voter fraud in the election.  Politico calls his claim “baseless” and “stunning.”  The Los Angeles Times headline says: “There no evidence to back it up.”  A CNN headline asserts Trump’s claim is “false.”  Democrats keep saying that vote fraud is a myth.

8 Nov , 2016

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CPRC in the Washington Post and many other newspapers: “It’s already too late for gun control to work”

Dr. John Lott had a piece at the Washington Post today:

It seems obvious: Restrict gun access, and people will be safer.

Indeed, in all four presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine have pushed for background checks on private transfers of guns. Clinton says this will “keep guns out of the hands of those who will do harm.” But theory and practice don’t always match.

8 Nov , 2016

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CPRC in National Review: “Vote Fraud is Not a Myth”

Dr. John Lott had a piece in National Review on a different type of crime (vote fraud).

Democrats keep claiming that voter fraud is a myth.

But voter fraud has mattered in plenty of American elections. Take Lyndon Johnson’s election to the U.S. Senate in 1948, when LBJ won by manufacturing enough fake votes to turn a 20,000-vote deficit into an 87-vote win.

8 Nov , 2016

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CPRC at Real Clear Policy: “The Government May Be Allowed to Ban Books and Movies”

Dr. John Lott and Professor Bradley Smith have a piece at Real Clear Policy about campaign finance laws and the implication:

Believe it or not, this election will determine whether political appointees can prohibit books and movies released during election years that criticize their policies or behavior.

It’s well known that Citizens United v.

4 Nov , 2016

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CPRC in the Reno Gazette-Journal: “Mistakes, consequences if Question 1 passes”

With the latest polls showing Bloomberg’s initiative on gun control a much closer race, 49% for Bloomberg initiative and 45% against (from CBS Channel 8 in Las Vegas), this piece will help voters make a better informed decision.  From today’s Reno Gazette-Journal:

Let’s say a stalker is threatening a female friend of yours.

25 Oct , 2016

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CPRC in the New York Daily News pointing out how much of a mess the background check system is

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece in the politics section of the New York Daily News starts this way:

Just in time for the election, the New York attorney general has released a new statewide study showing that many crime guns originated from other states. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office describes the report as containing “an unprecedented amount of information about traced guns.” He is using it to push for stronger federal gun control laws, in particular background checks on private gun transfers also known as “universal” background checks.