20 May , 2014

CPRC in the News: “A Reply to The Atlantic on the Death Penalty”

John Lott’s newest piece at National Review Online’s The Corner replying to a piece by Andrew Cohen at the Atlantic starts this way:

Death-penalty opponents are engaging in a lot of hyperbole.

As an example, in the Atlantic this past Thursday, Andrew Cohen went after what I have written on the death penalty at National Review Online and in my book Freedomnomics, pushing the claim that “no reliable study by credible researchers has ever found any deterrent effect” from the death penalty.

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13 May , 2014

CPRC: “Another Round in the Death-Penalty Debate,” Correcting mistakes in the Washington Post

On Sunday in the Washington Post, Radley Balko attacked a recent piece that CPRC’s John Lott had on the death penalty. John Lott’s piece that responds to Balko starts this way:

The death-penalty debate goes on. After a piece that I wrote about the debate last week, National Review’s Charles C.

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8 May , 2014

CPRC at National Review: “The Shaky Case against the Death Penalty”

How far will death penalty opponents go to advance their cause? Our newest piece at National Review Online starts this way:

After the recent mishandled execution in Oklahoma, in which the murderer ended up dying from a heart attack, death-penalty opponents pounced.

Not surprisingly, the Sunday-morning talk shows focused on whether we should keep the death penalty.

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30 Apr , 2014

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Mass shooting yesterday at FedEx facility in Kennesaw Georgia took place in yet another “gun-free zone”

UPDATE: John Lott’s newest Fox News piece is on this: Media bias on gun free zones. The piece goes through errors in discussions by the Wall Street Journal on this shooting.

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When are news reports going to mention the simple fact that yet another attack has occurred in a gun-free zone?…

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29 Apr , 2014

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CPRC at National Review: “Bogus Gun-Control Numbers: To prove that concealed handguns are dangerous, the Violence Policy Center cooks the books”

How far will gun control advocates go to advance their cause? The newest piece at National Review Online starts this way:

People walking the streets armed with guns are dangerous, right? With all 50 states finally allowing concealed handguns to at least some degree and with over 11 million Americans now having permits to carry them, this question ought to have been settled.

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17 Apr , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “What the press is missing in Bloomberg’s anti-gun push”

The newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical.

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13 Apr , 2014

CPRC in Investor’s Business Daily: “Michael Bloomberg, Gun Control And Fabricated Numbers”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily starts this way:

No doubt, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg passionately believes in gun control. To his credit, he puts his own money — tens of millions of dollars, and possibly much more — into pushing the issue politically.

But Bloomberg’s push hasn’t been just political advertising, lobbying and media appearances.

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12 Apr , 2014

CPRC in the Chicago Tribune on gun-free zones at military bases

John Lott’s op-ed on gun-free zones at military bases at the Chicago Tribune starts this way:

What stops a mass public shooting is a person with a gun. Frequently it isn’t even necessary to fire the gun. But the length of time between when an attack starts and when someone is able to arrive on the scene with a gun is crucial in determining how many people get killed or wounded.

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9 Apr , 2014

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CPRC in the news at Fox News: “After Fort Hood: Should soldiers be allowed to bear arms on base?”

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

In debates on gun control, gun opponents usually speculate about what might go wrong. Unfortunately, the current debate over arming soldiers on military bases is no different.

Except for the military police, soldiers on military bases are banned from carrying guns.

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4 Apr , 2014

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CPRC making a difference in the debate over the Fort Hood Mass Public Shooting

John Lott’s op-ed on the shooting at Fox News starts this way:

The Obama administration hasn’t learned anything from the massacres at Fort Hood in 2009 or the Washington Navy Yard last year.

For all my research on how to stop or prevent mass public shootings and all the victims at these attacks that I have talked to over the years, the attack this week at Fort Hood was different.

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