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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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On the Michigan Talk Network: Discussing Michael Bloomberg’s claim that 95% of murders are committed by young minority males in “virtually all cities”

14 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Michael Bloomberg’s claim that 95% of murders are committed by young minority males in “virtually every city.”

(Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 PM)

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CPRC in Madrid at Liberty Con Europe on March 7th

13 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott will be speaking at Liberty Con Europe on March 7th in Madrid. The schedule is shown here.

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In the Sante Fe New Mexican: Understanding New Mexico’s ‘red-flag’ law

13 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed on a Red Flag bill that is going through the New Mexican state legislature.

Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns. To some, the obvious solution is “red-flag” laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Last week’s largely party-line vote in New Mexico’s Senate shows that these laws are more controversial than normally understood (“Senate passes ‘red-flag’ gun bill,” Feb.

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At Townhall: While Democrats Think This Bill Will Increase Illegal Immigration, The Opposite Will Happen

12 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott’s latest op-ed at Townhall starts this way:

Democrats think that they have figured out a way to encourage more illegal aliens to come to the United States. The bill, “Protecting the Right to Organize,” which passed the House last week, allows illegal aliens to be protected by federal labor laws.

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At Fox News: Why Bloomberg’s 2015 Racist ‘Stop and Frisk’ remarks are riddled with inaccuracies

11 Feb , 2020  

Bloomberg now claims that the comments that Dr. Lott discusses below didn’t represent his real views on these issues: “It’s just not the way that I think, and it doesn’t reflect what I do every day.” But the question is what is more likely to represent his true views: what he says in a press conference or what he says in private meeting with people?…

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Jan Morgan interviews Nikki Goeser on her book “Stalked and Defenseless”

10 Feb , 2020   Video

While the CPRC’s Nikki Goeser was in Alabama to give a talk at the BamaCarry Freedom Conference, Jan Morgan interviewed Nikki about her new book “Stalked and Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me.” They covered everything from the dangers of gun-free zones to Red Flag laws.…

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s false claims about his knowledge of guns

10 Feb , 2020   Video

Pete Buttigieg has frequently called on his military training in making points on gun control. For example this is something that we wrote up after the Miami Democratic Presidential Debate in June last year.

No self-respecting military in the world uses semi-automatic weapons. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg knows that, but he’d rather give people the impression that military weapons are pervasive.

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2019 was a record year for NICS checks

9 Feb , 2020  

In each of the last nine months of 2019 there was a record number of NICS checks, and January 2020 has set yet another record. The year 2019 had 28.4 million NICS checks, about 800,000 more than the previous record set in 2016.