15 Nov , 2015

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Recent CPRC’s media coverage from around the country: Detroit Free Press, Daily Caller, Newser, Digital Journal

Digital Journal, November 12, 2015

Maryland lawmakers passed the ballistic-fingerprinting measure in 2000, and it was signed into law by then-Governor Parris N. Glendening (D) as a way for police to use shell casings found at crime scenes to find the gun that had fired them. . . .

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center spoke with Fox News. 

13 Nov , 2015

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CPRC in the Sunday Washington Post: “Maryland’s long-overdue goodbye to ballistic fingerprinting”

John Lott’s op-ed at the Washington Post starts this way:

Ballistic fingerprinting was all the rage 15 years ago. Maryland led the way, setting up a computer database on new guns and the markings they made on bullets. New York soon followed. The days of criminal gun use were supposedly numbered.

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13 Nov , 2015

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Debates coming up on Gun-free zones at Universities in Austin and San Antonio

University of Texas at Austin Law School — Debate on gun-free zones at universities from noon to 1 PM in the law school, Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

St. Mary’s University Law School, San Antonio, Texas — Debate on gun-free zones at universities from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.in the law school, Tuesday, November 17, 2015.…

12 Nov , 2015

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13-year-old boy uses mom’s gun to shoot and kill armed man breaking into home

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From Fox News:

A South Carolina teenager left home alone used his mother’s gun to shoot and kill a burglar, authorities said Tuesday.

Fox Carolina reported that deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a home in Ladson Tuesday shortly before 2 p.m. EST Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the unidentified 13-year-old boy and asked him to come out of the home.

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12 Nov , 2015

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Two armed men break into home while mother is breastfeeding, she is wounded but shot back and caused robbers to flee

North Carolina woman defends herself from two armed men who started firing as soon as they broke into her home. They shot her twice, but she was able to keep her baby safe.

Semantha Bunce, 21, a combat medic in the National Guard, was in her Charlotte home breast-feeding her 4-month-old son in her bedroom when intruders barged in Tuesday, November 3, according to CNN affiliate WSOC.

11 Nov , 2015

PEW Survey on Election Issues

Gun Control is the Strongest Election Issue for Republicans over Democrats and that is the one topic that they have been getting even stronger on

The new PEW Research Center Poll shows that gun control is the strongest issue that Republicans have over Democrats, and that gap has been growing.  And while Democrats have been getting stronger against Republicans on abortion, foreign policy, taxes and terrorism, the one issue that Republicans have been getting stronger compared to Democrats is gun control.…

10 Nov , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: “Scrapped: Maryland ends bullet ID program after 15 years, $5M and zero cases solved”

John Lott was quoted extensively in a Fox News article about Maryland’s decision to scrap its ballistic fingerprinting system.  Ballistic fingerprinting was just another way of trying to register guns.

State authorities have conceded that the bullet ID program, enacted in 2000, cost $5 million, was plagued by technical problems and did not solve a single crime.

9 Nov , 2015

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CPRC research discussed by Ben Swann on CBS46-TV in Atlanta



In his report, Ben Swann on the local Fox affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia mentions the CPRC research on the number of permits issued as well as our work on how law-abiding permit holders are.

7 Nov , 2015

Gov Abbott Fundraiser in Frisco, TX. Photo by Grant Miller

CPRC talked to Texas Governor Greg Abbott about the danger of Gun-Free Zones and our research “More Guns, Less Crime”

Photo by Grant Miller

Texas Gov Abbott and CPRC’s John Lott talked briefly about the danger of Gun-Free Zones and Lott’s book “More Guns, Less Crime” on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015.  Gov Abbott was a very strong supporter of both.

6 Nov , 2015

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Bloomberg spends 1/13th as much money on two state Senate races in Virginia as the NRA spent on all campaigns during the entire 2013-14 election cycle

Between the end of August and the November election in 2014, the NRA spent $14.7 million.  Over the entire election cycle they spent $28.2 million.  By contrast, in just two state senate races in Virginia during just the last couple weeks before the election this year, Bloomberg’s Everytown alone spent a total of over $2.2 million.  …