6 Jan , 2016

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CPRC on the Mark Levin Show: On Obama’s new executive gun control and Obama’s views on guns

John Lott talked to Mark Levin about Obama’s new executive gun control measures (January 5, 2015 from 6:30 to 7:15 PM).  This was an unusually long interview.

Mark Levin:

But as usual, I wanted to bring our go to guy on this, the number one expert in the country on this entire issue, John Lott, the president Crime Prevention Research Center

6 Jan , 2016

Lott Spain Obama comments

CPRC interviewed in LA RAZÓN daily newspaper based in Madrid, Spain to discuss Obama’s executive actions on guns

John Lott’s interview with the newspaper is shown in the last column.  We will try to put up a translation later.

6 Jan , 2016

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Correcting some of the errors in Obama’s address on executive actions on guns

Here are some false claims from Obama’s address yesterday.  Amazingly, even though Obama is engaged in obvious cherry-picking of facts and examples, the ones that he brings up are wrong.  The quotes from his address are indented and in italics.

But we are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency.

6 Jan , 2016

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CPRC in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Allow permit holders to carry guns on college campuses”

John Lott’s op-ed with Michael Gordinier, who teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January 06, 2016):

Would posting a “gun-free zone” sign in front of your home make you feel safer? Probably not. Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets.

5 Jan , 2016

Lott on the WSJ Opinion Journal

CPRC on the WSJ’s Opinion Journal: Gun Control for Liberals

Opinion Journal’s Mary Kissel and Crime Research Center President John Lott on President Obama’s gun control measures.

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5 Jan , 2016

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New CPRC Research: “Do Background Checks on Private Gun Transfers help Stop Mass Public Shootings?”

Today President Obama addressed the issue of mass public shootings and background checks.  From the Fox News article today discussing our new study:

The report, published by the Crime Prevention Research Center on Jan. 2, argues that not only are background checks expensive, but that they have failed to thwart mass public shootings.

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5 Jan , 2016

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Obama’s regulations will prevent some law-abiding people from owning guns

During the 1990s, President Clinton imposed fees and regulations that caused most Federally licensed firearm dealers to give up their licenses.  The first graph here provides an indication exactly how draconian those changes were.

This drop occurred despite a large increase in the number of guns being sold (as measured by the NICS checks).  …

4 Jan , 2016

NICS Monthly Checks

Record Gun Sales in 2015, over 2 million more background checks than previous highest year

Click on table to enlarge picture.  Original source available here.  That is about a 10 percent increase over the previous highest year, 2013.

2 Jan , 2016

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CPRC testimony discussed in the Australian Senate’s report “Ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community”

Among the Australian Senate’s recommendations:

The majority of Senators attending the inquiry recommend State and territory governments investigate avenues to decrease regulation of the firearm industry to ease the economic burden on governments, industry and legal firearm users.

Dr John Lott noted:

Prior to 1996, there was already a clear downward in firearm homicides, and this pattern continued after the buyback.

1 Jan , 2016

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CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show discussing new gun laws going into effect in Texas and California

John Lott joined Jim Bohannon to discuss new gun control laws that are going into effect in California and Texas (Thursday, December 30, 2015 from 10:32 to 11:00 PM).

Jim has a radio audience of over 2.75 million people.