31 Mar , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: “Media misfire? Columbia J-school, Bloomberg unite to teach gun coverage”

Perry Chiaramonte’s news article has this discussion of the CPRC and our survey that Gary Mauser oversaw of economists and their views on gun control:

Critics who think the media has an anti-firearm agenda won’t like the lineup behind a high-powered, upcoming seminar aimed at training reporters to cover the issue of gun violence.


31 Mar , 2015

CPRC at Fox News: “French Alps crash shows psychiatrists cannot be last line of defense”

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

There has been a lot of second-guessing about Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps, killing himself and 149 others. If only Lufthansa had regular mental evaluations of pilots, if only people at the airline knew what obvious signs to look for, this tragedy could have been avoided.


29 Mar , 2015

Question 1

New survey on the views of academic economists who research guns

The CPRC is releasing a new survey entitled: “Economists’ views on guns: Crime, suicides, and right-to-carry concealed handgun laws.” The survey of economists conducted from August 25th to September 12th 2014 found interesting results including:

The rest of the survey is available here.

29 Mar , 2015

Question: “Did Adam Lanza switching magazines save lives because kids could escape while he was making the switch?”

We received this question again today, so we thought that we would provide our readers with a short answer to it.

“Did Adam Lanza switching magazines save lives because kids could escape while he was making the switch?”

There are two main types of responses.
If you look at times where guns have jammed in mass shootings (e.g., Aurora and Tucson), it has been because of the large capacity magazines.  

28 Mar , 2015

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Permit holder successfully defends himself against an armed robber, robber wanted the new Air Jordans the victim had just bought

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From WCPO-TV Channel 9 in Cincinnati about a defensive gun use in Dayton, Ohio:

A 16-year-old Middletown High School football player wanted to buy the new Air Jordans on sale Saturday morning at the Dayton Mall.

28 Mar , 2015

CPRC twice on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show: Is gun ownership up or down and the DOJ report on Ferguson

John Lott talking about the latest results from the General Social Survey that claims gun ownership is falling

Jim Bohannon’s popular radio show, from 10:35 to 11 PM EST, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (audio)

Michael Dukes radio show, Friday, March 13, 2015. (audio)

DOJ report on Ferguson

John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon from 10:30 to 11 PM EST, Friday, March 13, 2015 (audio)

27 Mar , 2015

CPRC on the Sportsman Channel: Gun-free zones in Nashville and How law-abiding permit holders are

— “researcher talks about the results of his survey on restaurant policies in the city” Aired on the Sportsman Channel 03/25/15
— “Concealed Carry Holders Even More Law-Abiding Than Law Enforcement” Aired on the Sportsman Channel 02/25/15

27 Mar , 2015

Kansas and Mississippi set to become 8th and 9th states to allow carrying without a permit

With overwhelming votes in the state House (85-39) and Senate (31-8), a Constitutional Carry bill has been sent to Kansas Governor Brownback who is expected to sign it.  In Mississippi, a bill that would allow those who carry a gun “in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case” to carry without a permit.  …

25 Mar , 2015

CPRC on Lars Larson’s National Radio Show to discuss the false data being put out by the FBI

John Lott talked to Lars Larson about the misleading data that the FBI put out on mass shootings (Audio at Wednesday, March 25, 6:20 to 6:30 PM EDT).

24 Mar , 2015

Is FBI fudging crime report statistics

Fox News stories on our research about the FBI fudging mass shooting statistics is at the very top of the website and is the most viewed story

The Fox News story is available here.  If you are interested in reading our original report that will be published this week in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Today, please download it here.  Right now the coverage of our report is at the very top of the Fox News website.…