29 Oct , 2016

CPRC on the Michigan Talk Network’s Steve Gruber Show to discuss the gun control push by Michael Bloomberg and others


Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the push by Michael Bloomberg and other gun control efforts.

(Tuesday, October 25, 2016)

28 Oct , 2016

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CPRC gets credit at Fox News for correcting a big error in CDC data: “Federal data used for control campaign miss the mark – big time”

Dr. John Lott’s analysis caught a big error in CDC data on accidental gun deaths, that made the number of deaths look 21% larger than it actually was.  From Fox News:

Federal data showing annual accidental gun deaths in Tennessee soared to 105 from just 19 propelled a fierce firearms control campaign, but it turned out the stats were about as accurate as a two-dollar pistol.

27 Oct , 2016


CPRC on the Phil Valentine Show: Many gun control regulations and fees are discriminatory and dangerous

Dr. John Lott spoke with host Phil Valentine about the many regulations, fees & taxes that keep guns out of the hands of the most vulnerable of law-abiding people. Poor blacks & hispanics living in high crime urban areas are overwhelmingly impacted by being priced out of their Second Amendment Rights.…

26 Oct , 2016


CPRC in the News: NBC News, Connecticut Post, WRCB TV, Guns.com, and others

NBC News, October , 2016; WRCB TV (Chattanooga, TN), October 26, 2016; Inland News Today (Riverside, CA), October 26, 2016

If anyone has a bone to pick with the Johns Hopkins report, it is John Lott. He is an economist and author of “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies” whose work is often cited by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups.

26 Oct , 2016


Five Defensive Gun Uses with permitted concealed handguns: 71 year old man stops being beaten and prevents carjacking

The reporters in a couple of stories said that “but is clear is that the situation could have had a different ending.”

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 24, 2016

. . . It all started with an elderly couple sitting in their car at the Red Rock Inn.

“The driver’s door was cracked slightly.

25 Oct , 2016


CPRC on the Frank Beckman Show on WJR radio to talk about a proposed “assault weapon” ban in Michigan

Dr. John Lott talked to Frank Beckman on his show on the 50,000 Watt WJR in Detroit about a new bill introduced in the Michigan legislature that would ban virtually all semi-automatic guns.

The bill defines an assault weapon as a semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action rifle capable of using detachable magazines, trigger pistol grips, shoulder stocks, barrel shrouds, muzzle brakes or commentators, and shotguns with detachable magazines or revolving cylinders.

25 Oct , 2016

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CPRC in the New York Daily News pointing out how much of a mess the background check system is

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece in the politics section of the New York Daily News starts this way:

Just in time for the election, the New York attorney general has released a new statewide study showing that many crime guns originated from other states. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office describes the report as containing “an unprecedented amount of information about traced guns.” He is using it to push for stronger federal gun control laws, in particular background checks on private gun transfers also known as “universal” background checks.

25 Oct , 2016

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CPRC in the New York Times: Commenting on “Report Highlights How Guns Flow Into New York From States With Weaker Laws”

The CPRC provided a little bit of balance in an article on the release of a new gun tracing report by the New York Attorney General.

. . . But John R. Lott Jr., the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center in Pennsylvania, disagreed. “That’s like finding out a lot of cars in New York come from another state,” he said.

25 Oct , 2016


Evaluating Bloomberg’s School of Public Health’s “Firearms on College Campuses”

This paper by the Bloomberg School of Public Health (copy available here, henceforth referred to as the Bloomberg Report) doesn’t even try to address the existing arguments that have been made on campus carry.  Below is a very rough, very quick response to their claims.  For those who are interested, here is a video of recently invited testimony that Dr.…

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