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In the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Beware a filibuster-free Senate, The changes they would bring could produce a very different country than the one we see today

7 Oct , 2020  

Dr. John Lott and CPRC Board Member Joe Olson have an new op-ed piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that discusses what is at

For months, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Senate Democrats have talked about eliminating the filibuster. With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, some Senators have said they must get rid of the filibuster so that they can pack the Supreme Court.

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Products that are much more dangerous than guns

5 Oct , 2020  

There are 8.4 million motorcycles in the US, and they account for about 4,614 deaths and 196,974 Nonfatal Emergency Department Visits. When you compare that there are about 400 million guns in the US, the rate of both deaths and injuries from motorcycles is astronomically higher than for guns, but there are lots of links and calculations involved so I will put it together in one link for you.…

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The percent of guns that are ever used in Crime, Suicides, or Accidental Gun Deaths is well below 1 Percent

5 Oct , 2020  

Less than 1% of guns are ever used to cause harm. There are several factors that have to be looked in making this calculation.

1) There were 279,417 gun crimes reported to police in 2019 (https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2019/crime-in-the-u.s.-2019/tables/table-19 and https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2019/crime-in-the-u.s.-2019/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8.xls). The number increases to about 400,000 when you use the National Crime Victimization Survey numbers.…

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Anti-gun Environmental Groups pretend to be Pro-gun to Push Democrat Candidates in Election

4 Oct , 2020   Video

With closely contested elections in many states where self-defense is an important issue, gun control advocates are pretending to be pro-self-defense organizations that support Democrats. Unfortunately, in a number of close races, these fraudulent organizations have had an impact on U.S. House and Senate races.

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Policing matters: NYC shootings up 127% in September, murders up 76%

3 Oct , 2020  

Murders this year are 33 percent higher so far than in 2019 — 246 people killed in 2019 to 327 people killed in 2020, according to New York Police Department data released Friday.

Shooting incidents are up 92% so far compared to 2019 — 608 shootings in 2019 versus 1165 so far this year.…

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Biden’s and the Democratic National Platform’s Proposals on Gun Control

2 Oct , 2020  

Joe Biden’s campaign website contains a long list of promised gun control regulations, including:

— Hold gun manufacturers accountable, make it so gun makers and sellers will be sued every time their guns are used improperly. These aren’t product liability lawsuits or cases where the companies broke the law in selling the gun, but simply any time someone is harmed by the product.

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Our article on how this election will determine whether people can privately own guns makes the cover of Newsweek

1 Oct , 2020  

We have previously posted our article titled: Americans’ Very Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is On The Ballot This Election. Newsweek now has the article in print. You can see the title just above the Newsweek headline.

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On The Michigan Talk Network: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Democrats’ Reaction

29 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and the Democrats’ Reaction. They also got into the issue of Democrats repeated promises to get rid of the filibuster.

(Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)

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Copy of Amy Coney Barrett’s dissent in Kanter v Barr, her views on the Second Amendment

25 Sep , 2020  

It looks likely that Amy Coney Barrett will be appointed to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. For those interested in her views on the Second Amendment, this is the case of hers to read. Her 37-page dissent from a 2019 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit shows her thorough and scholarly approach to applying constitutional provisions in light of their historical background and original public meaning.…

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Talking to the Canadian National Firearms Association about “Gun Control Myths”

23 Sep , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to the Canadian National Firearms Association about Lott’s new book “Gun Control Myths: How politicians, the media, and botched ‘studies’ have twisted the facts on gun control.” The interview with Lott started at 12:39 into the video.

(September 22, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:40 PM)

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