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CPRC in newspapers and other media around the country over the last few weeks

19 Sep , 2015  

Here are some other pieces that mention our research.

Charlotte Observer, NC (September 2, 2015):

. . . As Crime Prevention Research Center director John Lott notes, with only two exceptions, all of the mass shootings in the U.S. since 1958 have occurred in the ostensibly “gun-free” victim disarmament zones. .

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CPRC on NPR for Southwest Texas: Discussing upcoming talk on crime for University of Texas at El Paso on gun-free zones

18 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talks to Louie Saenz for about 18 minutes on the NPR station for the Southwest Texas and much of New Mexico about whether permitted concealed handguns should be allowed on college campuses (the program, Focus on Campus, will be on played over this weekend).

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CPRC in the Orange County Register: “Gun-free zones are magnets for murderers”

18 Sep , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece in the Orange County Register starts this way:

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets.

So why do we put up these signs in other places?

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CPRC on WJR to talk about the economics of crime, giving a preview of Lott’s talk at Northwood University

17 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talked to Frank Beckmann on the powerful 50,000 watt WJR about the economics of crime, some of the false claims being made against police, and Lott’s talk on Friday at Northwood University.

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CPRC on Armed American Radio to discuss public health research claims about the risks of people owning guns

17 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talked to Mark Walters about some claims about the risks of guns in people’s homes based on public health research (Wednesday, September 16th, 4:35 to 4:50 PM).

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Orange County Register explaining evidence on “More guns, less crime”

17 Sep , 2015  

From Adam Summers, a columnist for the Orange County Register (September 16):

. . . One of the primary ways gun laws in much of the country have been loosened is through the easing of restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon. A number of states no longer require a government permit at all.

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CPRC on Armed American Radio to discuss the Seattle’s new tax on guns and ammunition

16 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talked to Mark Walters about Seattle’s new push for a tax on guns and ammunition (Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 8:35 to 9:00 PM).

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Permit holder “ultimately saved his life” with permitted concealed handgun, carries his “best friend” with him “all the time”

16 Sep , 2015  

From Lehigh Acres, Florida (September 14, 2015):

. . . Owner Pierre Phurcien said it was his first time being robbed, and when he realized what was happening he made a split-second decision that ultimately saved his life. . . .

“He came right here, and he pulled a gun and said give me the money,” Phurcien said.

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CPRC in the Washington Times: Talking about the presidential candidates views on guns

15 Sep , 2015  

The article from the Washington Times contains this (September 15, 2015):

. . . The 2016 GOP field is among the most staunchly pro-gun of any in recent political history, but there are still divisions among the hopefuls, analysts and gun rights advocates say.

The major candidates range from those who see firearms as fundamentally connected to freedom, to those who promote guns as critical for self-protection, to those who have only recently evolved into Second Amendment defenders, said John R.

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CPRC on Indiana’s big talk radio station WIBC to discuss guns and violence in America

13 Sep , 2015  

John Lott appeared on Guy Relford‘s radio show to discuss guns and violence in America (Saturday, September 13, 2015 6:05 to 6:30 PM).