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Associated Press uses CPRC numbers on the number of Concealed Handgun Permits

13 Dec , 2015  

Many hundreds of newspapers and media around the US and others around the world saw the Associated Press reference the CPRC research on the number of concealed handgun permits.  These numbers help give people some perspective on anything that happens with concealed handgun permit holders.  The point of the AP article is to show how the mass public shootings have increased demand for concealed carry permits.…

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CPRC in Newsweek, putting the firearms accidentally carried at airport gun-free zones in perspective

13 Dec , 2015  

At an annual rate, the US is on track to have 2,624 firearms found in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints, an 18.6 percent increase over the previous year.  Fairly close to the 15 percent increase in the number of concealed handgun permits, and that this doesn’t count that there are three more states that no longer permits to carry concealed in their states.  …

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The silliness of background checks, a very simple way to defeat being on the “no-fly” list

11 Dec , 2015  


Congressman Tom McClintock recounts his own experience being on the “no-fly” list.  How was McClintock able to get around the ban that he faced on flying?  He just had to fly under his middle name, which supposedly is “Miller.”  Suppose that the IRA activist “that the British government was mad at” whose name was similar to McClintock’s had also started using his middle name and that it was “Richard.”…

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CPRC on Houston’s Fox TV Channel 26, “Up in Arms”

11 Dec , 2015  

John Lott talked to Houston Fox’s Don Teague about a range of gun issues (Monday, November 23, 2015, 10:30 to 11 PM EST).

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CPRC on the One America News Network to discuss mass public shootings and background checks

11 Dec , 2015  

John Lott talked to the Daily Ledger on the One America News Network about mass public shootings and background checks (Thursday,December 10, 2015).

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Woman with Concealed Handgun Permit Saves Life of 90-year-old Man from being Stabbed to Death

11 Dec , 2015  

From Fox 5 in Atlanta:

Armed Gwinnett County residents packing heat, took action after hearing a man’s cries for help. They credit their guns with saving the elderly man’s life.

“Help, he is trying to kill me, help me, help me.” Those are the chilling words Karen Duncan heard as she walked up her friend’s driveway in Lawrenceville Monday afternoon.

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UPDATED: The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Interest in Concealed Carry after Oregon, Paris, and San Bernardino mass public shootings, Obama’s executive orders have no effect

11 Dec , 2015  

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Here are a couple simple graphs using Google Trends to show web searches for the term “concealed carry.”  After each of these three terrorist attacks over the last 90 days, you can see a sudden increase in interest for concealed carry.  With each attack, the size of the increase in interest has gotten larger.…

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University of Texas at Austin releases initial recommendations for where permitted concealed handguns will be allowed on campus

10 Dec , 2015  

The panel recommending the rules for concealed carry on campus may not have had ideal recommendations, but they are at least a lot better than it might have been.  Some of the restrictions include that the gun must be carried in “a holster that completely covers the trigger; semiautomatic handguns must be carried without a chambered round of ammunition.”  …

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CPRC interviewed on WKRG in Mobile, Alabama: “Obama Says No Fly, No Buy”

8 Dec , 2015  



John Lott spoke to WKRG in Mobile, Alabama about President Obama’s push for banning people on the “no-fly” list from being able to buy guns.

. . . .We spoke to John Lott, a national 2nd amendment advocate, who said, “The terrorist watch list has increased dramatically under Obama. It involves a lot of people who aren’t even remotely related to any type of terrorism issue.

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Fox News Sunday uses CPRC data on Mass Public Shootings

7 Dec , 2015  


One correction on what Chris Wallace said. Our data only looked at mass public shootings for the US and Europe, not the entire world.  Our research can be found here.  Regarding Juan Williams comparison across countries this discussion might be helpful.

Transcript from the panel discussion on Fox News Sunday:

WALLACE:  You know, Brit, some would argue that this wasn’t another mass shooting, this was a terrorist attack and so, therefore, you shouldn’t just judge it as the president seemed to initially, like another Newtown or another, you know, shooting at a movie theater.