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Federal District Court decision striking down DC’s ban on concealed handguns: Copy and analysis

26 Jul , 2014  

A copy of the decision is available here.

Effective immediately – since DC has no other laws in effect concerning carrying a firearm except the one just struck down – DC is legally a Constitutional Carry area for non-residents at this time. Non-residents will be able to legally carry in DC under the same rules that we currently see in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Wyoming, Vermont, and 99.4% of Montana.…

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UPDATED: Fortunately, Doctor carries gun despite gun-free zone, police chief says he saved lives

25 Jul , 2014  

The shooting at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA on Thursday evening was stopped by Dr. Lee Silverman, who happened to have his gun with him. Silverman critically wounded the attacker Richard Plotts after Plotts shot to death case worker Theresa Hunt. Hunt was apparently taking Plotts to his appointment when the shooting occurred.…

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Fox News’ The Five: CPRC research on concealed carry continues to get news coverage

23 Jul , 2014  

The CPRC study on concealed handgun permits from July 9th received extensive news coverage, but it continues to be discussed. Here it is being discussed on Fox News’ The Five.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Regarding Bob Beckel’s comments on the research on concealed handguns and crime, it would have been useful to provide some context for what the other research on this issue has found.…

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Discussing the CPRC research on the Jason Lewis Radio Show

20 Jul , 2014  

Most of the hour radio show was on economics issues, but we still got to talk about the work being done by the CPRC. The audio is available here.

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CPRC in the News: Explaining why limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets is dangerous

18 Jul , 2014  

CPRC’s op-ed in the Star-Ledger (the largest paper in New Jersey) starts this way:

Gun control advocates just can’t let go of Gov. Chris Christie vetoing of a bill limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets. Christie’s warning that the bill wouldn’t save lives might not be politically popular, but it was scientifically accurate.

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CPRC at the Western Conservative Summit

18 Jul , 2014  

Jennifer Pinnell is at the Western Conservative Summit this weekend.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Chicago violence: The buck stops with you, Rahm Emanuel”

17 Jul , 2014  

The newest CPRC op-ed at Fox News starts this way:

Over the July 4 weekend, in Chicago alone, 16 people were shot to death and another 66 were wounded.  At a press briefing on July 11, the White House weighed in, stating that Obama would “continue to make the case” that lawmakers should adopt new gun control laws.

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Some evidence that the share of concealed handgun permits issued to women is soaring: Tennessee and Texas

17 Jul , 2014  

Between 2008 and 2013, the share of women’s permits issued each year in Tennessee have gone up 31%.   For Texas over the same years, the share rose even more dramatically, by 52.5%.  For Indiana, there was a substantial 3.5 percentage points in just two years.  And for Washington State it appears to have doubled.…

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Philly mother facing three years on gun charge, no intent to violated complicated gun laws

16 Jul , 2014  

Fox News extensively quoted CPRC president John Lott about the tragic story of a young mother who ran afoul of New Jersey gun laws.  On October 1st, Shaneen Allen, 27, was stopped by police in New Jersey’s Atlantic County after making an unsafe lane change. Allen then volunteered that she had the .380 Bersa Thunder handgun, as well as a concealed carry permit for Pennsylvania, unaware that her permit was not transferable to The Garden State.  

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Do Higher Homicide Rates for Central American Countries Increase the Number of Unaccompanied Alien Children coming to the US?

16 Jul , 2014  

A number of people have looked at how homicide rates have changed over 13 years for the countries that have supplied the vast majority of unaccompanied alien children to the US: focusing on El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  The claim is that increased violence ushered in the flood of unaccompanied children into the U.S.  …