28 Nov , 2014

CPRC in the news on Bloomberg’s Everytown gun control claims to talk about at Thanksgiving dinner

For the second year in a row, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown has tried to get people to talk about gun control during Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, the claims that Bloomberg wants people to talk to this year are no more accurate (see “Talking Turkey About Guns, 2014”).  From Guns.com:

. . . The figures at the heart of the current infographic, however, have been discredited by Dr.

28 Nov , 2014

CPRC in the news on concealed handgun laws in Louisiana

The Times-Picayune discusses the Louisiana’s concealed handgun law:

A study by Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun-carrying advocacy site, looked at permit data from 2007-2013. It showed for each 1 percentage point increase in the adult population holding permits there is roughly associated with a 1.4 percent drop in the murder rate.

26 Nov , 2014

CPRC in the news on claims that the background check system would be fixed if only more names of prohibited people were included

AWR Hawkins with Breitbart News has this:

Breitbart News spoke with Crime Prevention Research Center president John Lott about the suggestion that a lack of information is allowing the wrong people to slip through our current background check system. Lott suggested the problem is completely different—that the real problem is in how our current background check system can inadvertently prevent law-abiding citizens from getting the guns they need when they need them.

25 Nov , 2014

CPRC in the Washington Post: “‘New’ research on gun laws and crime was flawed”

The CPRC has a letter to the editor today at the Washington Post that discusses a recent working paper that was discussed in the Post on November 14th.

Dear Letters Editor:

Christopher Ingraham’s “More Guns, More Crime” ignored research critical of a slightly updated, error-ridden paper by law professor John Donohue and two graduate students co-authors.

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25 Nov , 2014

CPRC on Cam & Co to talk about gun laws and crime rates

22 Nov , 2014

In an attempt to control high murder rates, Russia is starting to allow concealed carry

From the International Business Times:

Russia, which according to official figures has the fifth highest murder rate in the world, has relaxed its gun ownership laws.

Previously, Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice, but under the new laws they will be allowed to carry them for self-defence as well.

20 Nov , 2014

CPRC in Investor’s Business Daily: “America Should Make It Easier To Carry Guns”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily discusses what Americans can learn from Israel about stopping terrorism.  The piece starts this way:

Terrorism is forcing Israel to let civilians carry guns in even the most sensitive religious areas in the wake of Palestinian attacks in places from a sidewalk to the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue.

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20 Nov , 2014

CPRC on KIRO radio to discuss concealed handguns and crime

Here is a radio interview that John Lott had on the Jason Rantz radio show on November 19, 2014 on KIRO AM (710 in Seattle).

19 Nov , 2014

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With Ferguson verdict about to come down, the view of police on gun ownership for personal protection

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With gun sales in Ferguson soaring by between 525 and 700 percent according to one discussion in the Washington Post and police apparently warning civilians to get a gun before the verdict is announced, it is useful to look at how police officers generally feel about gun ownership.  …

18 Nov , 2014

How Israel is responding to terrorist attacks: recognizing that armed police/military can’t protect everywhere

The horrible death today at Har Nof Shul left five people dead and others wounded.  Israel’s Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, who has been pushing for ever tighter gun control laws, has announced some easing of controls, letting some people carry with them all the time, even in sensitive places (see also here and here).  …