11 Jan , 2015

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Adjusting NICS checks for background checks for Concealed Handgun Permits


You can compare these adjusted numbers to the official NICS numbers.

This adjustment is significant — the NICS numbers are 42.6% higher in 2013 than these adjusted numbers.  But the numbers show similar changes in gun ownership over time.  The adjusted numbers show a 64.5% surge in gun sales from 2008 to 2013, while the NICS numbers show a 65.9% change.…


10 Jan , 2015

CPRC on WVON in Chicago for a lively discussion on black’s trust of police officers

Maya Akai had John Lott on WVON, the big black talk radio station in Chicago, to discuss his findings that if you look at the rate that blacks report crimes to police it appears that blacks trust police more than most people believe. It was a very lively program, particularly the call-in part of the program.  …

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9 Jan , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: “The bias against guns: What the media isn’t telling you”

CPRC’s John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Just two days before New Year’s, a 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed his mother at a Wal-Mart in rural Idaho. The victim was Veronica Rutledge, a 29-year-old concealed handgun permit holder. The child had reached into his mother’s purse.


8 Jan , 2015

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CPRC opinion piece in the South Australian newspaper The Advertiser: “There are limits to how well police and security agencies can protect us”

CPRC president John Lott and CPRC senior fellow Kesten Green have a new piece in the South Australian newspaper The Advertiser. Their piece starts this way:

HOW can we get back to feeling safe about taking the kids to school, going about our work and meeting friends for a coffee?

Islamic terrorists have demonstrated that they can attack anywhere, without any notice.


6 Jan , 2015

CPRC in Investors’ Business Daily: “Do Blacks Really Feel Especially Distrustful Of Cops?”

CPRC’s piece in Investors’ Business Daily starts this way:

With chants of “NYPD, KKK” and signs saying “Stop Racist Police Terror” up until days before Christmas, protesters in New York made it clear that they don’t trust the police.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s second inaugural address was blunt:

“The truth is the justice system does need review.

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6 Jan , 2015

Dramatic video of a passerby with a concealed handgun permit saving a woman who was being attacked in her car

From CBS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth about a case in Southlake, Texas:

A North Texas man is being heralded a hero after police said he held a man at gunpoint who was assaulting a woman.
The tense standoff broke out on Friday near the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard.
Witnesses reported seeing a man standing in the middle of the street pointing a gun straight at the passenger of a red vehicle with the door open.


3 Jan , 2015

Tragedy of Idaho permit holder illustrates lopsidedness of news coverage on guns, CPRC gets extensive news coverage over number of concealed handgun permits in Idaho

The horrible tragic death of Veronica J. Rutledge in Idaho obtained massive national news coverage. The 29-year-old mother was accidentally shot to death when her two-year-old reached into her handbag and fired her handgun.

The news coverage generally provided little context for the story. The main context was provided by data that had been put together by the Crime Prevention Research Center.…


30 Dec , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “Why most Americans oppose more gun control”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that, for the first time in their surveys, the majority of Americans oppose more gun control. Gallup and CNN polls tell a similar story. Opposition to gun control has been increasing over at least the last couple of decades.


25 Dec , 2014

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Dispelling myths about guns, CPRC on The Flipside with Michael Loftus

One should watch the whole show, as Michael Loftus is a very amusing guy. John Lott’s interview starts at 11 minutes into the video and ends at 16:02. This show was broadcast on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

24 Dec , 2014

How many college women suffer sexual assaults?

The 2007 Campus Sexual Assault Study (CSA) made quite a splash when it came out. The survey used a Web-based survey with 5,446 females and found 13.7% of females ages 18 to 25 who were enrolled in two colleges had experienced a completed sexual assault since entering college (19% had experienced some type of sexual assault if one includes attempted assaults).…