Comments on: CPRC on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on people’s changing views on guns, Bloomberg’s research director explains why he won’t debate https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/ Crime Prevention Research Center conducts research on laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety. Fri, 06 Aug 2021 19:36:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.11 By: johnrlott https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-38258 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:10:14 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-38258 Some evidence to the contrary about whether the presence of a gun actually makes people drive particularly aggressively/recklessly.
https://crimeresearch.org/2017/09/detroit-news-handgun-permit-holders-boost-safety/
https://crimeresearch.org/2017/09/concealed-handgun-permit-holders-much-less-likely-drive-recklessly-drivers/

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By: Edward Guelpa https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-38257 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:58:13 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-38257 There is a mountain of peer reviewed evidence on the subject, going back to at least the early 1980s, some of which was produced by two of my colleagues, Joe Magaddino and Marshall Medoff. Some time ago, I became aware of a 1967 “study” by Berkowitz and LePage, which purports to demonstrate that the presence of a firearm provokes people to aggression. This work involved electric shocking and, I understand would be considered unethical by current standards. I wonder if it would be profitable to shed some light on this sort of thing, which seems to be the underpinning of much of the irrationality of the gun control movement.

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By: Chris Bennett https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7325 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:16:29 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7325 hi John, looks like you’re doing far too well at your job! Someone who shies away from a debate is the loser. If you’re confident of winning, especially on this subject, you get stuck in.

I’ll take you as the winner of the “debate.”

One thing, please can you show me the way to studies on the effect of gun control on the trends in home invasions? I live in South Africa and home invasions are our greatest fear, often carried out with extreme brutality. Getting our stats is difficult but I have seen major upward trends since our gun control laws were significantly tightened in 2004/2005.

Do you guys have any studies on home invasion trends and gun control?

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By: Everytown for Gun Safety: We Won’t Debate Because Our Opponents Aren’t Credible | PartnersForever https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7256 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:19:21 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7256 […] with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown,” Lott’s crimeresearchcenter.org reports. “But Alcorn would not appear at the same time and insisted that he be allowed to […]

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By: Sian https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7255 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:32:43 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7255 Big guy, insisting on being on the program after Prof. Lott, preventing any of his points from being rebuked on-air.

Don’t these people go on and on about just wanting to have “an open conversation about guns and gun violence”? If so then why do they go through so much trouble to avoid them at every turn, as if they’re full of bees? (The sort that kill more people per year than all homicides with rifles combined)

We’d be happy to have a conversation, but they keep running away!

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By: boomtown https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7253 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:05:41 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7253 Lamentably I’ll probably never get the chance to shake your hand in person, Mr. Lott, but I’d like to thank you for the great work you are doing. The very future of our great country hangs in the balance and we are only one disarmed populace away from disaster.

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By: Everytown for Gun Safety: We Won’t Debate Because Our Opponents Aren’t Credible | pistolponies https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7252 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:10:48 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7252 […] with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown,” Lott’s crimeresearchcenter.org reports. “But Alcorn would not appear at the same time and insisted … Read […]

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By: johnrlott https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7236 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:39:22 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7236 Thanks, EZK2230, though there are lots of other peer-reviewed researchers who reach similar conclusions. My book More Guns, Less Crime (2010) provides a lot of examples, but you can also go here for a very brief review.
http://crimeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Univ-of-Maryland-Law-Review-Lott-Concealed-Carry.pdf

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By: ezkl2230 https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7228 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:37:13 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7228 Hmm. Lott isn’t credible? Lott is the ONLY researcher whose research has been peer-reviewed. On top of that, Lott’s research was quoted in the study commissioned by Obama himself – and it helped take the wind out of the sails of his push for more gun control. Seems to me that speaks to his credibility.

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By: Billc https://crimeresearch.org/2015/04/cprc-on-c-spans-washington-journal-on-peoples-changing-views-on-guns-bloombergs-research-director-explains-why-he-wont-debate/#comment-7224 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:18:47 +0000 http://crimeresearch.org/?p=5448#comment-7224 Alcorn should have stood up to tap dance like that.

It’s obvious where their mindset is. Alcorn shows it here by not answering directly WHY he won’t debate Lott, et al. Instead he says Heller allows possession but also allows “reasonable laws to keep guns out the hands of dangerous people”. In other words, he’s focused on ways to “keep guns out of the hands” of people, regardless of the benefits they may provide. I need not point out that his use of adjectives like “reasonable” laws and “dangerous” people are subjective and slippery. One advocate may claim that a former Navy Seal is highly qualified in the use of arms while another may claim his training makes him too “dangerous” to let him have a guns.

And, of course, he shows that they are afraid of Lott by trying to paint him as not a “credible scientist” who minimizes “gun violence”. Their claim that they’re willing to have a debate with some others can loosely be translated to we’ll debate researchers who mostly agree with us.

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