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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: More media obsession with showing criminals using machine guns, the “FBI: Most Wanted”

20 Feb , 2020   Video

CBS, like all the other networks, are obsessed with showing criminals shooting machine guns. This example is from “FBI: Most Wanted” (Season 1, Episode 6, February 18, 2020). Some hyperbole is to be expected on television, but the level of exaggeration has become pretty over-the-top. In real life, criminals use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.…

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On Colorado’s KCOL to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s racist claims about young minority males and crime

19 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Jimmy Lakey on Colorado’s KCOL AM radio to discuss his recent op-ed about Michael Bloomberg’s racist claims about young minority males and crime.

(Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9:05 to 9:16 AM)

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Worth a listen: On DC’s Giant WMAL to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s claims about farming and murders committed by young, minority males

19 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on WMAL about Michael Bloomberg’s claims regarding farming and murders committed by young, minority males.

(Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 4:06 to 4:14 PM)

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At Fox News: Bloomberg’s 2016 comments degrading farmers are totally off-base

18 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott’s piece on Michael Bloomberg’s latest comments are available here. After a series of racist comments, Bloomberg has created trouble for himself with comments on farmers.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. for circulating a 2016 video of Bloomberg’s comments on farming in which he said, “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.” Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said that the comments were “completely out of context.”

The problem is that the rest of Bloomberg’s comments don’t help him.

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Mayor Pete’s lies on Guns

18 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com on Mayor Pete Buttigieg starts this way:

One of the Democrats’ favorite talking points on gun control that we don’t need military weapons of war on America’s streets. Former mayor Pete Buttigieg has been the most effective of the presidential candidates at making this claim, because of his military background.

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At Fox News: How Bloomberg’s 2015 Racist Remarks Are Riddled With Inaccuracies

17 Feb , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Harris Faulkner on Fox News (Tueaday, February 11, 2020, from 1:15 to 1:20 PM) about Bloomberg’s claim:

“95 percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops.

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Television Shows Misrepresenting facts: NBC’s Chicago PD makes civilian with a gun look like a danger to himself and police

17 Feb , 2020   Video

This episode from Chicago PD has a man carrying a concealed handgun which he uses to stop his car from being carjacked. His child and wife were in the car when the attempted carjacking occurred. But, despite the man’s wife clearly warning her husband that a police officer had arrived on the scene, the civilian points his gun at the officer.…

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Nikki Goeser talk on the danger of gun-free zones

16 Feb , 2020   Video

Nikki Goeser talked at BamaCarry Conference about the dangers of gun-free zones.

(Saturday, February 8, 2020)

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CPRC in the News: Breitbart, John Jay College’s The Crime Report, WJLA Channel 7 in DC, Campus Newspapers, and more

16 Feb , 2020  

The Crime Report, January 24, 2020

The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits has reached almost 18.7 million in 2019, up from 12.8 million in 2015, says the Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun-rights group. That growth was fueled by states like Oklahoma and Kentucky, which legalized carrying a concealed firearm without a permit last year.

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: “FBI: Most Wanted” showing mass public shooting at gun range

15 Feb , 2020   Video

How many mass public shootings have there been at gun ranges? Zero. In fact, 94% all the mass public shootings take place at places where guns are banned. But the television show isn’t interested in realism, but want to push back against the narrative that armed people can stop these types of attacks.…

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