28 Apr , 2016

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Defensive gun use by handgun carry permit holders (late April 2016)

Gun Owner Who Ended Manhunt: “I told him to get down”

Gaston, South Carolina April 23, 2016, WYFF News 4:

GASTON, S.C. —A Gaston man says his Second Amendment right helped land two men behind bars. Two Lexington County men were arrested after a high-speed chase near Gaston Thursday afternoon.

Police say it was a simple attempted traffic stop that turned into a high-speed chase.

28 Apr , 2016

Public Radio's Reveal Center for Investigative Reporting

CPRC on National Public Radio: Trying to discuss the problems with the Gun Violence Archive

National Public Radio did a report on Mark Bryant’s Gun Violence Archive, where he collects cases of gun deaths and crimes.  But there is a reason we should rely on FBI and CDC data before we rely on what Bryant has put together.  You simply can’t use media reports to determine what happened in cases.  


27 Apr , 2016

Campus aerials and of construction in progress taken January 28, 2015 Photo by David Duncan

Sharp differences in which schools allow permitted concealed handguns in dorms, it will be clear whether opponents’ fear were justified

Campus aerial of Liberty University taken January 28, 2015 Photo by David Duncan

We will very soon be having a lot of information on whether college dorms are a dangerous place for permit holders to have guns. On August 1st this year, public universities in Texas are required to allow permitted concealed handguns on campus, but schools are given some discretion on where the guns are allowed.  …

26 Apr , 2016

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CPRC on The Brett Winterble Show: Harriet Tubman (black, gun-toting, evangelical Christian, Republican Woman) to be new face of $20 bill

Dr. Lott speaks with host Brett Winterble (760 KFMB in San Diego) about Harriet Tubman replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill and why this should be viewed as a positive thing for conservatives. There is also a discussion on Hillary Clinton saying the NRA is trying to intimidate elected officials.…

26 Apr , 2016


Why Virginia Gov Terry McAuliffe can’t give felons right to vote without restoring their right to own guns

Governor Terry McAuliffe has given felons in Virginia the right to vote without allowing them the right to own a gun.  His executive order will let murderers and rapists will be able to serve on juries.  Say someone has committed multiple violent crimes.  Is there an argument to be made that we have learned something about that individual’s preferences?  …


25 Apr , 2016

CPRC on The Steve Gruber Show: Discussion on Army Chief of Staff objecting to soldiers being armed while on base. Also a discussion on the taxing of a fundamental right


Dr. John Lott speaks with host Steve Gruber about Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley saying that an 8 minute response time in an active shooter situation is adequate. The General objects to soldiers being able to carry weapons on military bases. Dr. Lott explains that this stance may be politically influenced by the Obama Administration.…

25 Apr , 2016

CPRC at National Review: “On Guns, Clinton Runs Both Left and Right, Depending on Her Audience”

CPRC’s John Lott has a new piece at National Review on Hillary Clinton’s views on gun control.

What does Hillary Clinton really believe on guns? This year, she is running to the left of Bernie Sanders. In 2008, she ran well to the right of Obama, arguing against any kind of federal “blanket rules.”

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton gave an address at Philadelphia’s St.


25 Apr , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Sacramento Bee, Townhall, Breitbart, and many other places around the US

Townhall, April 23, 2016

Wisconsin reached a major milestone this week: 300,000 of its residents are licensed to carry a concealed firearm. That’s eight percent of the state’s population. . . .

The Crime Prevention Research Center also issued a report saying that more people obtaining carry permits has decreased murder rates.

24 Apr , 2016

Hillary Clinton supporting bans on concealed carry

Hillary Clinton wants to restrict carrying concealed handguns, apparently she also wants to overturn Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions

Hillary Clinton has previously spoken out on restricting people being able to carry permitted concealed handguns on May 6, 2014:

“We’re way out of balance. I think that we’ve got to reign in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people. 

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21 Apr , 2016


UPDATE: Tennessee legislature makes major moves to get rid of gun-free zones at public universities and businesses

By overwhelming votes, the Tennessee legislature passed three bills that get rid of gun-free zones at public universities and provides immunity to businesses if they don’t post ban.  CPRC’s John Lott testified on all three bills when they started in the state Senate Judiciary Committee.

The gun-free zones at public universities allows “full-time employees of state public colleges or universities to carry a handgun while on property owned, operated, or used by the employing college or university if the employee has a valid Tennessee handgun carry permit.”  This bill passed by a 28 to 5 vote in the state Senate and 69 to 24 in the state House.  …