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Even after being caught, CDC still hasn’t corrected accidental gun death data in database, causes errors by others

20 Mar , 2017  

In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014 on accidental gun deaths.  The total was clearly a 100 larger than it actually was (the error arose because of mistakes in Tennessee’s data, and the mistake was so large it noticeably impacted the national number accidental deaths that year, raising the reported number from 486 to 586).…

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Video of Black Florida Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Saving life of White Sheriff Deputy

19 Mar , 2017  

This video was obtained from KHQ Channel 6 television.

On March 15th, 2017, the Florida State Attorney’s Office released a video of Ashad Russell, a Florida resident with a concealed handgun permit, fatally shooting another man, Edward Strother, who was attacking a Lee County, Florida Sheriff Deputy Dean Bardes.  Prosecutors had cleared Russell of criminal charges on February 15th, 2017.  …

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On the Lars Larson Show to discuss the increase in gun purchases by women and blacks

18 Mar , 2017  

Dr. John Lott was on the Lars Larson Show to talk about the continued high rate of gun sales after the election.

(Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:21 to 8:30 PM)

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CPRC in the News: Yahoo! News, Legal Insurrection, PJ Media, Florida Weekly, Aviation Pros, Dayton Daily News, and many others

16 Mar , 2017  

Aviation Pros, March 9, 2017 (Helping the media putting numbers in perspective by providing the total number of concealed handgun permit holders.)

Gun discoveries at the nation’s airports jumped 28 percent between 2015 and last year when 3,391 firearms made it to checkpoints in carry-on bags, an average of more than nine per day.

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Bloomberg’s push for Background Checks on the Private Transfers of Guns Fails in another state: New Mexico

15 Mar , 2017  

Michael Bloomberg’s losing streak continues in his push for background checks on the private transfers of guns.  During this last November, Bloomberg’s initiatives in Maine and Nevada failed.  With solid Democrat majorities in both the New Mexico state House and Senate, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety viewed New Mexico as their most likely success in pushing background checks on the private transfers of guns.  …

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On the Michigan Talk Network with Steve Gruber: Weren’t gun sales supposed to plummet after the election?

14 Mar , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the change in gun sales after the November 2017 election.
(Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

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At Fox News: “In 2017 women and minorities are buying guns. Here’s why”

14 Mar , 2017  

Dr. John Lott has another op-ed at Fox News and Fox Nation on how gun purchases have remained strong after Trump’s election in November.  The piece starts this way:

During the 8 years he was president, Barack Obama’s administration experienced an explosion in gun sales, with annual background checks more than doubling between 2008 and 2016. 

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On WFLA’s AM Tampa Bay to discuss retired police Captain who shot man who threw popcorn at him in a movie theater

14 Mar , 2017  

Dr. John Lott was on WFLA’s AM Tampa Bay to discuss the judge’s decision to reject the “Stand Your Ground” defense in the Florida movie-theater-shooting case.  The retired police captain had shot a man who had thrown popcorn at him.

(Monday, March 13, 2017, from 7:10 to 7:18 AM)

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Talking to Grant Stinchfield on NRA TV about the behavior of concealed handgun permit holders

13 Mar , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to Grant Stinchfield on NRA TV with about behavior of concealed handgun permit holders and some of the problems with NICS background checks.

(Monday, February 27, 2017, 10:00 to 10:11 AM)