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Criminals on television entertainment keep using machine guns: Again on NBC’s Chicago PD

18 Mar , 2021   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. This episode of NBC’s Chicago PD (Season 8, Episode 8, March 10, 2021) has machine guns being used several times during this episode. The show refers to the machine guns being used as “Street Sweepers,” which while it surely sounds like a machine gun, was a semi-automatic rifle that was included in assault weapon bans.…

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Biden’s likely ban on the importation of modern sporting rifles would have a big impact on an already tight market

16 Mar , 2021  

With record gun sales this last year as police have been ordered to stand down and massive numbers of inmates have been released from jails and prisons, the importation of guns in 2020 also surged by about 60% over the previous year. With an estimated 22.8 million firearms sold last year, 6.4 million, or 28%, of those guns were likely imported.…

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CPRC in the News: The Epoch Times, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Raw Story, American Thinker, Tennessee Lookout, Patch, and much more

15 Mar , 2021  

Prominent economist and gun rights advocate John Lott said that the enhanced background checks contained in new House-passed measures would burden law-abiding citizens and not reduce crime.

The House approved two bills on Thursday that expand background checks on individuals who are seeking to purchase or transfer firearms and lengthens the review period for background checks from three days to up to 20.

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69 year old man uses permitted concealed handgun to protect himself against three robbers

11 Mar , 2021  

On Tuesday, March 9th at 10:35 PM, three robbers attempted to rob a 69-year-old man in a Beverly residential neighborhood (about 15 miles south of downtown Chicago). Two of the three robbers have been charged, including receiving, possessing, and selling a stolen vehicle. The third robber who was shot in the knee has not been charged.…

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On Lock N Load: Discussing Biden’s gun control push

6 Mar , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Frady on his national radio show about Biden’s gun control proposals.

(Monday, March 1, 2021, from 6:05 to 7:00 PM)

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The Use Of Machine Guns On Television Shows Never Stops: NBC’s Chicago PD

4 Mar , 2021   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. This episode of NBC’s Chicago PD (Season 8, Episode 7, February 17, 2021) has machine guns being used four times during this show. They also make a big deal multiple times noting that these guns fire the dreaded .223 caliber bullet, with no mention that these are small caliber rounds, rounds that are even allowed to hunt deer in most states because they are more likely to wound than kill the deer.…

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The use of machine guns on Television shows never stops: NBC’s The Blacklist

25 Feb , 2021   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. This episode of NBC’s Blacklist (Season 8, Episode 1, November 13, 2020) starts off with a machine gun being used to break a federal witness out of federal protection.…

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40 States and the Federal Government prohibit the Seizure of Guns During Emergencies

23 Feb , 2021  

Forty states have laws that prohibit the seizure of guns during emergencies, six states have laws that allow such seizures, and four states and the District of Columbia have no such laws on the books. These laws largely passed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005.…

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CPRC in the News: Washington Examiner, Real Clear Politics, Breitbart, Epoch Times, and much more

21 Feb , 2021  

. . . John R. Lott Jr., former president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, argued in an op-ed that the reasoning behind Biden’s gun control agenda is flawed.

“Far less than 1 percent of guns are ever used in crimes, suicides, or accidents, and when they are, it’s virtually always the result of the user’s actions,” he wrote, arguing that plenty of other products are used to commit crimes, including cars and computers, or are associated with accidental deaths, such as swimming pools.

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On South Carolina’s WTMA: Biden’s initial pushes on gun control

20 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to South Carolina’s WTMA on the initial regulatory and bills that Biden is making moves on regarding guns.

(Thursday, February 4, 2021, 9:05 to 9:16 AM)