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New Book: “Stalked and Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me”

10 Dec , 2019  

The CPRC’s very own Nikki Goeser, our executive director, has been working very hard on a new book and it officially comes out on Wednesday, but you can order it now. Ebook versions of the book should be available soon.

For Nikki Goeser it was a day like any other … with one exception.

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Worth a listen: On Missoula, Montana’s KGVO to talk about Red Flag Laws, Nikki Goeser’s Story, and the gun debate in Montana

9 Dec , 2019  

Nikki Goeser and John Lott were on Missoula, Montana’s KGVO to talk about Red Flag Laws, Nikki Goeser’s Story, and the gun debate in Montana.

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The CPRC puts in expert report on whether Gun Law Bans Based on Age are Justified

9 Dec , 2019  

Dr. John Lott wrote an expert report for the United States District Court, Southern District of California on whether gun law bans based on age are justified. A copy of the report is available here:

2019-09-14 John Lott Declaration FinalDownload

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Another shooting in a gun-free zone: Two murdered, at least 11 hospitalized, in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida

6 Dec , 2019  

Another shooting at a military base where military personnel are banned from carrying a gun. See info here:

The rules explicitly note that concealed carry permits aren’t honored on the military bases. “First, state issued ‘concealed weapons permits’ are not recognized on any Navy installation.”

“personal firearms may only be stored in the installation’s armory”

“All firearms will be unloaded and secured with a trigger lock and ammunition must be carried in the farthest most possible location away from the firearm prior to transporting on an installation”

The bottom line: you can only have possession of a firearm when you transport it on to a base.…

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Talks in Missoula, Montana tonight

4 Dec , 2019  

Nikki Goeser and John Lott will talk tonight in Missoula, Montana. They will speak about the statistics concerning universal background checks and “red flag” laws, according to the MSSA. This event will occur at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

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At Townhall.com: The Futility of Gun Regulations: From Ghost Guns to Background Checks

3 Dec , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com that starts way:

It seems obvious: Restrict gun access and people will be safer. Everything from gun bans to background checks keep being pushed as the solutions.

But theory and practice don’t always match.  Too often restrictions don’t stop criminals and only disarm law-abiding citizens, particularly poor minorities.

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CPRC getting attention in Poland

1 Dec , 2019  

Since Dr. John Lott addressed members of the Polish parliament early last year, the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research has been getting some attention.

Take our recent work on assault weapons, where we showed that the types of guns used in murders that were covered by the ban actually fell after the ban ended.…