The discussion focused on everything from Illinois’ new concealed carry law to background checks (audio of the 12 minute interview is available here)
CPRC’s John Lott was on Erin Burnett’s CNN show on Friday night. The video of the show is available in two parts (here and here). CNN gave this description of the show:
A surprising statement on gun violence from the police chief of one of America’s most violent cities.
Detroit’s top cop James Craig says he thinks more people need guns to keep safe.
The CPRC presents an analysis of the federal district court’s decision at National Review Online. The beginning of the analysis starts this way:
New York’s new gun-control law, the so-called SAFE Act, largely survived its first federal-court challenge on this past Tuesday. The more than 1,140 New Yorkers it’s made felons will remain so.
UPDATE January 27, 2014: In a new national ad, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords again implies that since 90% of Americans support background checks that means that they will support the legislation that she is pushing.
“What is Congress afraid of? Nine out of 10 Americans support background checks. They make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns.
John Lott debated Alan Dershowitz on the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:05 AM. The audio of the gun part of the debate is available here.
CPRC’s John Lott was on The Jim Bohannon Show for an hour from 10 to 11 PM on Monday, December 16th. The audio is available here.
Lars Larson describes the discussion this way.
We’re approaching to the one-year anniversaries of the murders at Sandy Hook and Clackamas Town Center.
Gun control has been one of the hottest topics of this year, but where do we stand on it as we approach these anniversaries?
Dr. John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime” joined me on the program to talk about it…
The audio is available here.…
A New op-ed piece by John Lott starts this way:
President Obama has pushed hard for gun control this year and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars on ads, but the administration’s promise to coordinate “a November lobbying effort and plan events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut” has gotten little traction.