22 Aug , 2015

Mastheads for newspapers

CPRC in newspapers and other media around the country over the last month

We don’t usually keep track of the local media coverage the CPRC receives or even all the national coverage, but here are some examples of the type of media coverage that the CPRC has received over the past month.  Of course, John Stossel’s recent column on the CPRC was picked up in dozens of newspapers across the US.  …

21 Aug , 2015

Gun at shooting range

Dramatic cases in last few days of concealed handgun permit holders stopping violent crime

Chicago (August 20, 2015):

. . . At 10:05 p.m., a 24-year-old man was with a woman in the 7400 block of South Morgan Street in Englewood when they were approached by two men who said they were robbing them and had a gun, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

20 Aug , 2015

Gun sales up 50 percent after Constitutional Carry

Gun sales soar in Maine ahead of Constitutional Carry being enacted

CPRC has shown the huge increase in the number of concealed handgun permits in the US, rising from 4.6 million in 2007 to 12.8 million earlier this year.  One question though is whether people with permits already own guns or whether this represents a change in the number of people with guns.  …

19 Aug , 2015

Jim Bohannon Radio Show Logo

CPRC on the Jim Bohannon radio show to discuss new claims about police deaths and gun ownership

John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about the new claim that gun ownership supposedly increases murders of police (Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 10:05 to 11:00 PM).

Jim has a radio audience of over 2.75 million people.…

19 Aug , 2015

Brazil The Bias Against Guns

John Lott’s “The Bias Against Guns” is released in Brazil

VIDE Editorial
The Bookstore Mvb
Bookstore Culture
Bookstore in the seminar…

19 Aug , 2015

CPRC on North Texas’ KCDJ on a radio of topics on guns

On August 13th, John Lott had a wide ranging discussion with KXDJ’s Chris Samples about guns.

Do guns in the home save lives?  What is the net effect of guns on the number of lives saved?

Just how concentrated are murders in the US in a small portion of the country?  …

19 Aug , 2015

Rev. Brenda Stevenson

Black Pastor announces she and some members of her congregation will carry guns at her church

This pastor announced that she got the idea of letting guns into her church several years ago, but is only putting it into action now because of the church shooting in Charleston.  Her gun was purchased through donations.  It may not make the most sense for this pastor to announce that she will be keeping the gun at her pulpit, but given that members of her congregation will also carrying concealed handguns laws, it is probably safe.  …

17 Aug , 2015

Fox News Opinion

CPRC at Fox News: Researchers are wrong about private guns, police deaths

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

Between 1996 and 2013, 991 police officers have been killed in the line of duty. These public servants put their lives on the line to protect Americans. Their deaths should concern everyone, including public health researchers. But researchers’ dislike of guns may be clouding their judgment, and a new study, which claims that more police were feloniously killed in states with more guns, mistakenly concludes that private gun ownership causes police deaths.

17 Aug , 2015

AJPH heading for this paper

Fraudulent study in the American Journal of Public Health inaccurately claims that states with more guns have more police deaths

The end of last week a study in the American Journal of Public Health claimed that there were more police feloniously killed in states that had more guns. The study got extensive news coverage on the TV networks such as NBC News, dozens of newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times,  and international coverage such the UK Guardian.  …

, ,

16 Aug , 2015

Lott on NewsMax TV

CPRC on NewsMaxTV to discuss expanded background checks and the higher costs of obtaining guns

John Lott debated Franco Ripple, a Democratic Media Strategist, on NewMax TV”s Prime with JD Hayworth about whether we should have expanded background checks as well as discuss Donald Trump’s changing views on guns.