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On Ottawa, Ontario’s Giant CFRA Radio to discuss the banning of handguns in Canada

12 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott joined Brian Lilley on Ottawa’s giant 50,000-watt CFRA radio station to discuss the push to ban handguns in Canada. Lott pointed out how every single time all guns or all handguns have been banned, there has been an increase in murder/homicide. There were 795,854 registered restricted firearms in Canada in 2015, though not all of those are handguns.…

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CPRC in the News: Breitbart, Washington Post, Daily Signal, Powerline, World Net Daily, and many others

12 Aug , 2018  

Odessa American, August 11, 2018; The Spectrum (St. George, Utah), August 5, 2018; Sun Journal (New Bern, North Carolina), August 4, 2018; The Dispatch (Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi), August 2, 2018; Salem News (Salem, Ohio), August 11, 2018; Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah), August 3, 2018

Economist John Lott wrote in 2014, “Black male teenagers were nine times more likely to commit murders than similarly aged white males.”

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On Cincinnati’s Giant WLW to talk whether media emphasis on possible future violence against themselves will encourage attacks against them

11 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on the 50,000-watt WLW to talk whether the media’s constant emphasis on possible future violence against themselves will encourage attacks against them. The interview started off talking about how the media and politicians unfairly single out football’s concussion risk relative to soccer.

(Friday, August 10, 2018, from 9:06 to 9:22 AM)

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On Chicago’s WIND Morning Show to discuss Chicago’s continuing high gang crime problem

10 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott joined Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to talk about Chicago’s continuing crime problem. After murder clearance rates had declined from 67% in 1991 to 20% in 2016, they continued to decline to just 17.5% in 2017. It isn’t very difficult to explain why murder is going up with the continual drop in arrest rates.…

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At Townhall.com: The Media Is Encouraging Violence Against Themselves

9 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com that the media has to realize that giving a huge amount of attention about possible violence against themselves makes that violence more likely. Mass public shooters do their attacks to get media attention, and the media is making it clear that violence against the media seemingly guarantees a level of coverage that can’t be attained by an attack at a mall, movie theater, or even school.…

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The Associated Press cites our research on number of states that allow teachers and school staff to carry guns

9 Aug , 2018  

The CPRC has compiled a list of states that allow teachers or staff to carry guns at school. After the Parkland school shooting in February, Florida passed a law mandating that all schools in the state hire police to guard their schools. Thirteen of the school districts in Florida are arming volunteer administrators, custodians, and other non-classroom staff members.…

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Laura Ingraham cites on Dr. John Lott’s research on Crime by Illegal Aliens during her show on Fox News

8 Aug , 2018   Video

Laura Ingraham cites on Dr. John Lott’s research on Crime by Illegal Aliens during her show on Fox News. A copy of the research is available here.

(Tuesday, August 7, 2018)

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On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss New York State threatening financial institution and insurance companies with ruin if they work with NRA

8 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Michigan Talk Network about New York State threatening financial institution and insurance companies with ruin if they work with NRA.

(Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

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Media Bias on Guns: ABC’s Quantico: Obligatory “I hate guns”

8 Aug , 2018   Video

A lot of TV characters these days are saying how much they hate guns. It is hard to think of any other item that they so regularly deride.

We previously pointed to ABC’s The Crossing, when the Sheriff’s son says, “I don’t like guns.” The main character on NBC’s Reverie said simply, “I hate guns.”…

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At Fox News: A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

7 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida.