10 Oct , 2014

CPRC at CNN: “Why blacks should have more guns”

CNN’s John Blake has a new article on how race and guns. Bob Cottrol is also interviewed for the piece. Here is part of the discussion:

Some gun rights advocates say contemporary black communities could learn from that tradition of self-defense.
Restrictive gun control laws often victimize black people more than any other group because they suffer disproportionately from violent crime, says John R.

10 Oct , 2014

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The incredibly flawed FBI study on active shooters, CPRC original research


The figure using the FBI data pretty much summarizes their claim: from 2000 to 2013, fatalities from public shootings in the US have grown by an average annual rate of 16.4%. While the FBI report provides graphs illustrating “active shooting incidents,” not mass shootings, given the way that the report was written, the media has understandably interpreted the report as implying that mass public shootings have massively increased over time.…

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9 Oct , 2014

CPRC in the Washington Times: “Bloomberg group’s mass-shootings report ‘riddled with errors’: gun reseacher”

From The Washington Times:

The July report by billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s funded gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety is “riddled with errors,” including mistakes in the number of shootings reported, the extent of the shooter’s mental illness and even where the attacks occurred, according to an analysis by gun researcher John Lott.  

8 Oct , 2014

CRPC on ‘On Point with Tomi Lahren’


The promo for our discussion starts at 2:30 into the segment
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7 Oct , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun propaganda”

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

When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups release a report, they consistently garner massive, uncritical news coverage.  Alas. With the huge number of factual mistakes in these reports, you would think that reporters would have grown wary of pushing their propaganda.

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4 Oct , 2014

CPRC on John Stossel’s Fox News Show discussing Bloomberg’s false claims on guns

CPRC’s John Lott appeared on John Stossel’s show to discuss people’s fears about guns and analyze two television ads put out by Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups.  John Stossel’s show invited Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations to send a representative to debate on guns, but, as they have done so many times in the past, Shannon Watts and the rest of Bloomberg’s staff declined to participate.  …

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3 Oct , 2014

“It’s a Mean, Mean World?”: CPRC on John Stossel’s Fox Business Show, audience questions on Australian gun control, guns in the home


Patrice J. Lee, Christian Toto, and CPRC’s John Lott answered audience questions on a range of issues including guns (Australian gun control, guns in the home), zero tolerance, and media hypocrisy on violence.

On Fox News, the Stossel Show airs at 5 PM on Saturday, 10 PM EDT on Sunday, and 1 AM EDT on Monday.…

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2 Oct , 2014

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New CPRC Report: Errors in Bloomberg’s latest report on Mass Shootings

Bloomberg’s reports continue to have major errors.  The CPRC is proud to release a new report on Bloomberg’s most recent study on mass shootings (a copy of our report is available here).  Here is the abstract of our latest report:

Mass public shootings, where the shooter intends to commit mass murder in a public place, has not “exploded” over the last five years, as frequently claimed in the media, either in terms of the number of attacks or the number of people killed. 

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1 Oct , 2014

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Preview of CPRC on the John Stossel Show on Fox Thursday night: Emotional ads warning that guns threaten kids actually make people less safe


Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

On Fox Business, the Stossel Show airs on Thursday at 9 PM EDT, Saturday at 9 PM and Midnight EDT, and Sunday at 9 PM EDT. On Fox News, the Stossel Show airs at 10 PM EDT on Sunday and 1 AM EDT on Monday.…

1 Oct , 2014

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CPRC on the Glenn Beck Show on The Blaze TV, discussing women stalking victims and guns used for self protection


On August 26th, John Lott and Frank Miniter were on The Glenn Beck Show to discuss some cases where women have been stalking victims (particularly, Taylor Woolrich’s case). Dana Loesch was substituting for Glenn. The audio of the TV show is available here (Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, 5:20 to 5:40 PM EDT).…

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