CPRC at Fox News: “Lynne Russell, ex-CNN anchor, and her husband are alive thanks to a gun”

4 Jul , 2015  

John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on Lynne Russell and her husband defending themselves with a gun.

Lynne Russell and her husband, Chuck de Caro, believe they would be dead if she hadn’t been carrying a gun. Late Wednesday night, Russell was forced at gunpoint from a motel parking lot into her room.


CPRC on WMAL Mornings on the Mall to discuss the Obama Administration Report on Stopping Terrorist Attacks on Military Bases

3 Jul , 2015  

John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor and retired gunnery Sargent Jessie Jane Duff about the possibility of another mass public shooting at the Washington Navy Yard (Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 from 8:40 to 8:45 AM).  Lott primarily focuses in on the Obama administration report on these types of attacks that was released in March 2014.  …



Concealed carry permit holder stops late night armed robber at Albuquerque Hotel

2 Jul , 2015  

This case is getting some attention because Lynne Russell was such a public figure for so long.  But these types of dramatic stories, where as Russell says that her husband’s fast actions clear “saved her life,” are hardly unusual (see also here).   From Fox News:

. . . Former CNN and Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, were involved in a fatal shooting at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, motel, police told NBC News on Wednesday.


California’s Attorney General responds to CPRC’s Amicus Brief in 9th Circuit case fighting to end California’s 10-day waiting period for those who already own guns

1 Jul , 2015  

At the beginning of June, the Crime Prevention Research Center filed an Amicus Brief in the 9th Circuit case fighting to end California’s 10-day waiting period for those who already own guns. The California Attorney General just filed a response brief on Tuesday where she directly responds to our brief.

Among our claims were:

1) The original briefs put in by the those appealing the Federal District Court decision did not cite one academic study showing that waiting periods or background checks reduced violent crime or suicide.…