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Four crimes over a two-day period stopped by people legally carrying concealed handguns: Florida, Ohio, Alaska, Missouri

8 Dec , 2016  

Hialeah, Florida, December 6, 2016, WSVN Channel 7 News (Miami)

A man who shot a subject at a Hialeah McDonald’s drive-thru will not be facing charges after investigators determined he acted in self defense.

According to police, a road rage dispute in the drive-thru line of a McDonald’s, Monday night, escalated to a physical attack by 21-year-old Sergio Hernandez and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Vanessa Puente, against 22-year-old Victor Hugo Saavedra.

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CPRC on St. Louis’ KMOX to talk about the push for “common sense” gun regulations and how they disarm the poor minorities

7 Dec , 2016  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Reardon on St. Louis’ giant KMOX about the push for “common sense” gun regulations and how they disarm the poor minorities.

(Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 3:18 to 3:30 PM)

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Math errors in the Washington Post Evaluation of Trump’s claim: “murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years”

7 Dec , 2016  

“On crime, the murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years,” Trump told the crowd. “We are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement, and we are going to bring this terrible crime wave to an end. Highest in 45 years, the murder rate.” .

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CPRC in the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) debating Campus Carry

6 Dec , 2016  

Dr. John Lott debated Ohio State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D) about whether college campuses should be gun-free zones in the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.  Rep. Boggs’ piece is available here.  Dr. Lott’s is here:

Ohio State University is still reeling from the attack last week. A terrorist followed the Islamic State playbook as he drove his car into a crowd of students and slashed others with a knife — 12 people were injured.

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CPRC on the Vicki McKenna Show about the ability to hack voting machines

5 Dec , 2016  

Dr. John Lott talked to Vicki McKenna about his article on the vote recount in Wisconsin.

(Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:35 to 5:47 PM)

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Gun Sales Still Up despite Election Results

2 Dec , 2016  

Despite the election on November 8th, NICS checks in November 2016 where up 14.2% over the checks conducted during November last year.  That is a bigger increase (both in absolute sales and percentage increase) than three of the last four months, though the increases are down from what they were during the first seven months of the year.  …

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CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control”

2 Dec , 2016  

Dr. John Lott had a new op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the truly massive amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending pushing gun control.

If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement.

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada.

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CPRC at National Review: “Hack Journalism about an Unhacked Election”

2 Dec , 2016  

 

Dr. John Lott has this new piece at National Review:

With the presidential-vote recount under way in Wisconsin, hopeful leftists would have us believe that the Russians, or some other unknown entity, hacked electronic voting machines in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. (Michigan doesn’t use electronic voting; it is being included in the recount efforts because Wisconsin and Pennsylvania alone wouldn’t take enough electoral votes from Trump to swing the election.

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Once Again, Gun Control advocates push for gun control after Ohio State University Terrorist Attack before they know the facts

1 Dec , 2016  

Does it matter that gun control advocates keep pushing for regulations before they know any facts?  In this case, everyone from the Democrats vice presidential candidate, Senator Tim Kaine, to Shannon Watts with Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety went so far as to claim an attack had occurred with guns when it was done with a car and a knife.  …

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Remember those claims that 80 to 90% of Americans wanted expanded background checks?: Well, no so much support for specific bills

1 Dec , 2016  

UPDATE January 27, 2014: In a new national ad, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords again implies that since 90% of Americans support background checks that means that they will support the legislation that she is pushing.

“What is Congress afraid of? Nine out of 10 Americans support background checks. They make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns.

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