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

17 Apr , 2014  

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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CPRC Board member Arthur Berg’s piece in the Wall Street Journal: “How to Stop a Would-Be Killer at a Military Base”

17 Apr , 2014  

CPRC Board member Arthur Berg had a piece in the Wall Street Journal last week that started this way:

Barring soldiers from carrying concealed weapons at Fort Hood Army base in Texas demeans the soldiers and ignores reality. It also gets people killed. In 2009 and again on April 2, lone shooters at Fort Hood were able to murder a total of 17 people and wound more than 40 largely without fear that anyone could interrupt them.

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Bloomberg’s $50 million push for gun control this year, and why that is only the tip of problem

16 Apr , 2014  

Bloomberg’s promise to spend $50 million this year on gun control efforts is just the tip of the iceberg. As the NY Times reports it, this is 2.5 times the $20 million that the NRA has been spending a year on political activities.

But that $50 million is really just a portion of the money Bloomberg is spending on the gun issue and it doesn’t even count all the other money that is flowing into the issue.…

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

13 Apr , 2014  

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

12 Apr , 2014  

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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A note on mass victim knife attacks around the world: a single, very small 16 year old was able to wound at least 24 people with a knife in just 5 minutes

10 Apr , 2014  

John Lott had a discussion about the Pennsylvania attack on Coast to Coast AM (April 10, 2014 from 1:08 to 1:11 AM).

Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh was the horrific scene on Wednesday with “at least 24” injured, including 5 critically wounded. The carnage, which was done in about five minutes, could have been worse.…

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

9 Apr , 2014  

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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Media Matters, TPM, and others mislead over CPRC’s interview on MSNBC: Gun-free zones on military bases

5 Apr , 2014  



It is quite flattering that any time Media Matters and TPM spent so much real estate going after me. Media Matters’ post was at the top of their front page from late morning on Friday until at least midnight (my last check). [UPDATE: As of 6:30 AM on Monday, April 7th, their article is still at the very top of their front page for virtually three full days.]…

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

4 Apr , 2014  

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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A personal note about the Ft Hood shooting today: When family are near the attack

2 Apr , 2014  

Personal note from John Lott:

With all the people who I have talked to who have been present at mass public shootings over the 16 years since I first wrote about gun-free zones in the Wall Street Journal, this attack at Fort Hood was different: my second oldest son, Ryan, is stationed on the base and was a couple of blocks away from the attack.

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