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New Survey of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs in the United States Shows Strong Support for Concealed Carry and Gun Ownership

17 Jul , 2016  

86.4% of the US’s Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs “support nationwide recognition of state issued concealed weapon permits.”

76% of those same heads of departments believe that “qualified, law-abiding armed citizens help law enforcement reduce violent criminal activity.”

The entire survey is available here: NACOP survey results 2016.  A 2013 Survey of Police by PoliceOne found similar results (available here).…

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Some recent concealed carry permit holders who have stopped recent violent crime

14 Jul , 2016  

 

Augusta, Maine, June 26, 2016 (WCSH, NBC Channel 6 in Portland)

Augusta Police say two bystanders legally armed with handguns stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta.

Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.

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CPRC in the Washington Post and Politifact on Obama’s claims about the ease of teenagers getting guns

14 Jul , 2016  

“We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.”

— Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in a speech at a memorial service in Dallas

Both Washington Post and Politifact interviewed Dr.…

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CPRC in the Washington Post: Guns and Suicides

13 Jul , 2016  

In an article that spends most of its time quoting gun control advocates’ claims that gun ownership leads to suicide, one paragraph at the end of their long piece offered an alternative view by John Lott.

These laws are wrongfully “assuming guns actually contribute to suicide,” according to John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which advocates for gun rights.

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CPRC on the Larry Elder Show to discuss an article in the Los Angeles Times on gun-free zones

13 Jul , 2016  

 

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry Elder on his national radio show about a recent article in the Los Angeles Times that claimed that defensive gun use in stopping mass public shootings was a myth. (Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:32 to 7:50 PM).

Larry Elder: “John Lott is one of my favorite guests.  

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CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Show on Obama’s call for more gun control

13 Jul , 2016  

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about Obama’s push for gun control in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas. (Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:05 to 11:00 PM)

Jim Bohannon’s show is listened to by over 2.75 million people.

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A note on Obama’s claim about how easy it is for a teenager to obtain a gun

12 Jul , 2016  

During his memorial address this afternoon by President Obama in Dallas he had this to say: “We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than it is to get his hands on a computer or even a book” (see 1:14:10 into the clip).…

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CPRC on the Mark Levin Show: Is there a problem with racism & bigotry in U.S. police departments?

12 Jul , 2016  

Dr. John Lott talked with host Mark Levin about President Obama implying that incarceration rates of blacks in the U.S. shows that police departments are racist. Dr. Lott explains why this is incorrect.

(July 8, 2016 8:20pm-8:34pm)

Mark Levin: “Well, John Lott, I want to thank you.  You are a treasure.  

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CPRC on the Rose Unplugged Show: On Obama’s claims about systematic racism by Police

12 Jul , 2016  

Dr. John Lott talked with WPGP host Rose about President Obama frequently making very strong statements about racism and the need for more gun-control, before anybody has a chance to gather the facts about situations happening in our country. (Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:35 to 9:50 AM)