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CPRC has new research: Explaining a bias in recent studies on right-to-carry laws

13 Sep , 2015  

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Unfortunately, many who have examined the impact of so-called “shall-issue” or “right-to-carry” laws assume that the adoption of such laws causes a large, immediate increase in the number of permits. But that is often not the case, for states differ widely as to how easily permits can be obtained.

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Concealed handgun permit holder saves life of 66-year-old woman who was about to be run over by robbers

10 Sep , 2015  

David Roberts, a concealed handgun permit holder, prevented a fleeing robber from running over 66-year-old Betty Jones.  Both the woman who was about to be run over and an Evansville police captain.  From the Tristate newspaper in Evansville, Illinois:

. . . Brittany Deener, 20, and Morgan Blair, 20, have been charged with strong arm robbery, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, theft and hit and run in connection with Tuesday’s incident.

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CPRC on Michigan Talk Radio to discuss whether the increase in gun sales is due to the threat of new gun control laws

9 Sep , 2015  

 

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the record gun sales in August (Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:18 to 7:25 AM).

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CPRC in USA Today: Renewed calls for gun control laws did not explain August’s record high background checks

8 Sep , 2015  

John Lott’s letter to the editor at USA Today can be found here.

Original Post: USA Today repeats what is a popular claim, that gun sales are driven by pushes for gun control.  Even when a spike in sales occurs after a shooting, there are two possibilities: 1) that they are worried about more gun control or 2) that people are more convinced that they have to defend themselves.  …

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Violent ex-boyfriend threatens to kill ex, instead he is shot dead by 18-yr-old son. Woman’s restraining order useless.

8 Sep , 2015  

From Fox News:

Authorities say a ski-mask-wearing man who broke into his former girlfriend’s house and threatened her with a gun was shot dead by their teenage son.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that early Tuesday morning, 46-year-old John Heisler broke into the St. Petersburg home where the girlfriend, the teen and the teen’s younger sister lived.

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CPRC on the Greg Garrison Show talking about the aftermath of the Roanoke Journalist Shooting

8 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talked to Greg Garrison on Indiana’s big talk radio station WIBC about the Roanoke shooting (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 12:05 to 12:30 PM).

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CPRC on Armed American Radio on how criminals get guns and the failure of background checks

7 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talked to Mark Walters on how criminals get guns and the failure of background checks (Sunday, September 6th, 2015, 8:45 to 8:54)

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CPRC in the Memphis Commercial Appeal: Americans are learning that more guns mean less crime

7 Sep , 2015  

 

John Lott’s op-ed in the Memphis Commercial Appeal starts this way:

Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer.

A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68 percent) “feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed.” And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center, and ABC News and the Washington Post show similar results.

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: “11 Year Old Thwarts Home Invasion With A Gun, Cops Criticize Mother”

5 Sep , 2015  

John Lott’s latest piece in the Daily Caller starts this way:

An 11-year-old boy shoots an almost 17-year-old who had broken into his home, saving his 4-year-old sister and scaring away another burglar. The burglars repeatedly tried to break into the home, finally succeeding on their third attempt.

The mother apparently purchased the handgun because of several previous attempted break-ins of her home.

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50-year-old concealed handgun permit holder defends himself against two armed robbers

5 Sep , 2015  

 

From Detroit’s WXYZ-TV Channel 7 ABC:

. . . Police say a 50-year-old resident of the neighborhood was going to the ATM at a Citizens’ Bank branch when he was approached by two young men that police describe as being around 18 years old.

Those young men were armed with a sawed off rifle and a handgun.