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Gallup survey on why people own guns: Personal safety is by far the #1 reason

2 Nov , 2014  

Gallup claims that concerns about personal protection is the reason that support for more gun control has dropped to 47 percent, with 52 percent wanting to either keep the current regulations or eliminate some of them.

Personal protection is the top reason Americans own a gun, as was true in 2000 and 2005.

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Do Right-to-carry laws reduce violent crime?

1 Nov , 2014  

A 2012 survey of the literature is available here.  Some of the peer-reviewed research showing that concealed carry laws reduce violent crime is listed here.  For those interested in seeing our debate with Scientific American over whether some of the studies listed below should be included in our list, please see the discussion available here.…

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CPRC at Fox News: “Hidden consequences of Washington State’s gun background check Initiative 594”

1 Nov , 2014  

CPRC’s John Lott has another piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Let’s say a stalker is threatening a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun?

If you live in Washington State, loaning her your gun may soon make you a criminal and will likely land you in prison.

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