15 Sep , 2016

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Missouri becomes 12th state allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit

After a 24-6 veto override vote in the state Senate and a 112-41 vote in the state House, Missouri joins Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana (99.4% of state), Mississippi, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.  Yet, because of Federal regulations, Constitutional carry is more limited than most people think.

Bloomberg’s gun control groups unsuccessfully made a full court press on this issue to try flipping the votes of a couple vulnerable members of the state Senate, spending large amounts of money on advertising and polling.…

13 Sep , 2016

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CPRC on Kerry Lutz’s Financial Survival Network: The War on Guns

Dr. Lott talks with host Kerry Lutz about the benefits of concealed carry and gives examples of violent attacks that have been stopped by concealed handgun carry permit holders. There are costs and benefits to owning guns but the media overwhelmingly reports on negative incidents and does not give the public a true picture of how guns are used to save innocent lives by law-abiding people.…

13 Sep , 2016

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CPRC educating people how gun control disarms law-abiding citizens and can increase crime rates in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Dr. John Lott talked to about 150 people in Altoona, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night (September 12th), and he was interviewed about his new book, The War on Guns.  He concentrated how gun laws are primarily disarm law-abiding poor people.  From WTAJ TV in Altoona:

13 Sep , 2016

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CPRC on Point of View Radio Show with Kerby Anderson: Terrorists target gun-free zones

Dr. John Lott spoke with show host Kerby Anderson about how Terrorists intentionally target gun-free zones over and over again to kill as many people as possible. An example is the Bataclan Theatre in Paris. There were eight off duty police officers inside the theatre to enjoy the concert. However, because France does not allow their off duty officers to carry (and the venue was a gun-free zone) those officers were just as defenseless as the regular citizens.…

12 Sep , 2016

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Some dramatic cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings

Granite City, Illinois, September 9, 2016 (The television news segment mentions that Granite City has one of the highest rate of concealed handgun permit holders in Illinois.)

A man pulled a gun and shot a suspect who tried to rob him in Granite City early Friday morning.

A suspect approached two men around 1:30 a.m.

12 Sep , 2016

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Debate over Campus Carry at Arizona State University Law School with AZ state Representative Juan Mendez

The Arizona State University Federalist Society sponsored a debate between Dr. John Lott and AZ state Representative (soon to be state Senator) Juan Mendez about Campus Carry at public universities in Arizona on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.

Later that day, John Lott also gave a talk that evening to Students for Self Defense at Arizona State University.…

9 Sep , 2016

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New Fox News piece: “Gun ownership is up in America. So why isn’t the media telling you about it?”

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Two weeks ago, the PEW Research Center released a survey showing that gun ownership by households is up to 44% — a 7-percentage point increase in the past two years. Another 5% of households won’t reveal whether they own a gun.  

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5 Sep , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Daily Caller, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, PoliZette, CNSNews.com, and others

Midland (Texas) Daily News, September 2, 2016

A study by the Crime Prevention Research Center noted that concealed-carry permits have boomed nationally, but particularly among women and minorities. “In eight states where we have data by gender, since 2012 the number of permits has increased by 161 percent for women and by 85 percent for men,” the report says.

5 Sep , 2016

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More Details on Michael Bloomberg’s demand that John Lott be excluded from Katie Couric’s movie “Under the Gun”

From America’s 1st Freedom on September 5th:

Shouldn’t journalists who want to tackle the issues related to illegal use of guns in America, and thereby help us find real solutions to violent crime in places like Chicago’s South Side, start by being honest? John Lott thinks so. It is this principled position that caused him to agree, despite his prior experiences, to be interviewed for Katie Couric’s film “Under The Gun.”

As an expert on these issues, he hoped to offer some perspective and balance.

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3 Sep , 2016

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CPRC on the giant WBZ-AM: The War on Guns

Dr. John Lott was on WBZ’s NightSide with Dan Rea to discuss Lott’s new book, The War on Guns.

Rea: “Many people consider you, and I am one of them, consider you the go-to guy on when you are talking about the Second Amendment, gun control laws.”

(September 2, 2016 from 9:05 to 10:00 PM)

WBZ-AM is a 50,000 Watt station that covers New England and much of Eastern Canada.…