9 Jul , 2014

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CPRC at Freedomfest in Las Vegas


Jennifer Pinnell is shown here manning the CPRC booth at the Freedomfest. For those attending, John Lott will be speaking on the topic “It’s A Crime: How Gun Control Cost Lives and Disarms the Poor” at 4:50 to 5:40 PDT PM on Thursday, July 10th.…

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6 Jul , 2014

Discussion on the link between abortion and crime at Barron’s

John Lott has a review of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s new book “Think Like a Freak” in Barron’s. The review covers many points, but one of them is the claimed relationship between the liberalization of abortion and crime rates. Here is the relevant discussion:

Levitt and Dubner also brag in Think Like a Freak about the authors’ “truly original” thesis, presented in Freakonomics, that liberalizing abortion lowered crime rates.

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3 Jul , 2014

Media inaccurately describes Target’s position on customers bringing guns into stores

Here are some of the headlines on Target’s statement on guns in their stores.

Christian Science Monitor: “Target goes gun-free, becoming biggest US retailer asking customers to disarm”
Financial Post: “Target Corp to customers: Your guns are not welcome in our stores, even where allowed by law”
USA Today: “Target says ‘No’ to guns inside store”
USA Today: “Target ‘respectfully requests’ shoppers don’t pack heat”
The Daily Kos: “Target Speaks: No Guns”
Huffington Post: “Target: Don’t Bring Guns Into Our Stores”
WSJ: “Target Asks Customers to Keep Guns Out of Stores“

Here is one headline that gets the idea correct.…

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29 Jun , 2014

Talk on Obama and Bloomberg’s false claims about guns

Here are other interesting talks at the session by Nicole Goeser and Andrew Branca


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25 Jun , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “What the Supreme Court still doesn’t understand about guns”

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

In what’s being hailed by many as a victory for gun-control advocates, the recent Supreme Court decision on “straw” purchases of guns has completely muddled the whole issue of background checks and “straw” purchases for potential gun owners.

The court ruled 5-4 that, as The Hill.com put it, “one legal gun owner may not acquire a firearm on behalf of another — a practice known as “straw” purchasing.

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20 Jun , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: What liberal media won’t tell you: School shooting deaths down, not up, across America

The Fox News piece starts this way:

Is there an epidemic of school shootings? Parents are understandably fearful, but their fear is unjustified. Schools are relatively safe places, and they have gotten much safer.

While even one death is too many, the number of children killed in school shootings has declined over the last couple of decades.

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19 Jun , 2014

Knoxville News

Another Planned School Shooting: Everything we have said about the planning, maximizing kills to maximize publicity, and the targeting of the school resource officer is true again here

How many more times do we have to hear the exact same story over and over again before we realize that these killers crave media attention? From the Times News (Kingsport, Tennessee) on June 12th:

. . . According to law enforcement officials, the teens intended to become the most notorious mass murderers of all time, with the highest body count.

18 Jun , 2014

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Former executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety admits that their proposals won’t stop these attacks

Mark Glaze, the executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety until earlier this month, told the Wall Street Journal that the policies that they propose enacting wouldn’t stop these attacks:

“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think.

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17 Jun , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Obama making up facts about guns”

The newest Fox News starts this way:

President Obama just can’t seem to help himself. Over and over again, he makes exaggerated or false claims about guns and crime.

Last year Obama kept asserting the bogus numbers such as “40 percent of all gun purchases take place without a background check.” Besides the study being based on a tiny survey it was started before the Federal background check law went into effect.

17 Jun , 2014

CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the Supreme Court decision over “straw purchasers”

On Monday, the Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Abramski v. United States. The case involved a police officer, Bruce Abramski, who bought a gun, a Glock 19 handgun, for his uncle. The officer, who is a federally licensed dealer and could get a discount on guns, bought the gun in Virginia and they transferred the gun to his uncle through a second licensed dealer in Pennsylvania, where his uncle lives.…

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