20 Sep , 2019

Federalist Society Debate on Red Flag Laws

The Federalist Society’s Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group sponsored a debate between Dr. John Lott and the Heritage Foundation’s Amy Swearer on Red Flag Laws. While Swearer believes that Red Flag Laws need to be part of the process, Dr. Lott argues that it makes a lot more sense to use the Baker Act/302s that are already in place and have extensive civil rights protections as a starting point for any new proposals.…

20 Sep , 2019

UPDATED: Twitter blocks the CPRC account and deletes all our Twitter followers, supposedly for abusive behavior, but no explanation is offered, Twitter has offered us a temporary reprieve

UPDATE: The block on our account has been at least temporarily lifted.

Original: Twitter has again blocked our account, this time doing the equivalent of the Twitter death penalty, blocking our account and removing all our 4,700 Twitter followers. Below is the response that we received from Twitter, but the response makes it look as if we objected to our own account.…

19 Sep , 2019

Video of CPRC testimony before Congress’ Joint Economic Committee

Dr. John Lott joined three other witnesses in testifying before Congress’ Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday afternoon, September 18, 2019.

A copy of Dr. Lott’s testimony is available HERE and a copy of his PowerPoint is available here.

18 Sep , 2019

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Newsweek, The New Yorker, and many other places

 

Newsweek, September 2, 2019

Former Texas congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke demanded Capitol Hill politicians enact stricter gun control laws rather than offer “thoughts and prayers” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. . . .

“We need to buy back every single assault weapon,” he later added in a tweet.

17 Sep , 2019

Testimony on Gun Control Before Congress’ Joint Economic Committee

Dr. John Lott will be joining three other witnesses in testifying before Congress’ Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday afternoon, September 18, 2019.

A copy of Dr. Lott’s testimony is available HERE.

16 Sep , 2019

On One America News: Revealing the TRUTH about Gun Control, Red Flag Laws, & the 2nd Amendment

This week’s discussion of “On Watch” on One America News “will focus on the attacks on your Second Amendment rights. American companies are caving-in to pressure from the anti-gun crowd. Some presidential candidates are talking about gun buy-back schemes. And, San Francisco recently labeled the NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization.’ We will also discuss upcoming congressional issues.…

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15 Sep , 2019

On the Sandy Rios Show to discuss the newest push for gun control after the Midland, Texas shooting

Dr. John Lott was on the Sandy Rios Show to discuss the newest push for gun control after the Midland, Texas shooting.

(Monday, September 9, 2019, from 8:20 to 8:37 AM)

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14 Sep , 2019

On the local Fox TV station in Fort Worth: Who will gun control laws disarm?

From Fox Channel 4 KDFW in Fort Worth:

Nikki Goeser is skeptical. “I think bad guys don’t follow the law. I think a lot of the gun control measures will really only impact law-abiding citizens,” the NRA member said.

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13 Sep , 2019

On One America News: Discussing magazine size bans and Red Flag Laws

Dr John Lott talked to Graham Ledger on One America News’ The Daily Ledger about magazine size bans and Red Flag Laws.

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