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CPRC interviewed by Fox News about Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Stopping Robbery in Chicago

2 Nov , 2015  

CPRC’s John Lott was interviewed by Fox News about a permit holder who stopped a robbery in Chicago:

. . . The incident could add more fuel to the ongoing debate about whether the proliferation of handguns is responsible for crime or if more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens can actually make people safer.

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Will Brazil, long having some of the strictest gun control in the world and one of the highest murder rates, finally liberalize its gun laws?

2 Nov , 2015  

Literally only a few percent of Brazilians are currently legally able to own guns, but Brazil has had one of the highest murder rates in the world (they are 24th in the first figure in this post).  From AFP about a draft law that could be voted on in November:

Brazil, which has one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, could soon end most restrictions on gun ownership, risking what one critic called a “Wild West” scenario. 

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Concealed handgun permit holder in Chicago stops armed robber

1 Nov , 2015  

From the Chicago Tribune (November 1, 2015):

A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed robber . . .

The dead man has been identified as Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, of the 5000 block of South California Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.