9 May , 2015

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Two concealed handgun permit holders, both volunteer firemen, stop mass public shooting


New Holland, South Carolina, May 5th, 2015, Fox Carolina:

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Firefighters said they may have stopped a massacre after a gunman surprised them at their station Tuesday.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the New Holland Fire Department’s Station 2 around 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

8 May , 2015

Orem Carjacking attempt car

Concealed Carry Permit Holder Rescues Woman who was being Carjacked


From KSL TV in Orem, Utah:

A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man attempting to stop him from carjacking a woman’s SUV, Orem police said.

Capt. Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department said the man who shot the would-be carjacker had a weapon and a concealed weapons permit.

8 May , 2015

CPRC on Lars Larson to discuss the aftermath of the Baltimore Riots

John Lott talked to Lars Larson about the aftermath of the Baltimore riots on Monday, May 4th from 6:20 to 6:30.

7 May , 2015

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CPRC in the New York Daily News: “Hillary Clinton’s dishonest crime dodge”

John Lott’s newest piece at the New York Daily News starts this way:

It is easy to forget that, in 1991, the U.S. murder rate was well over twice what it is today. In a speech last week at Columbia University, Hillary Clinton demonstrated she doesn’t understand that ending what she called the “era of Mass Incarceration” will endanger lives.

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7 May , 2015

CPRC on the Sportsman Channel: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Gun Buyback

John Lott talked to the Sportsman Channel 5:15 to 5:24 PM EDT on Friday, May 1st.

Their description of the interview: “In April, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut introduced the ‘Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act.’ The bill offers a tax credit of up to $2,000 for turning in ‘assault weapons’ to local police.…

6 May , 2015

CPRC on the Michigan Talk Network: Discuss the Terrorist Attack in Garland, Texas and Bloomberg’s groups continued unwilling to debate

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber at the Michigan Talk Network on Tuesday, May 5th from 6:45 to 6:51 AM.

6 May , 2015

3D Printed Guns

CPRC at Fox News: “Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel”

John Lott was interviewed by Fox News about the Obama administration’s latest attempts to ban computer files that allow 3D printers to print guns.  This isn’t just plastic printers.  The metal 3D printers can produce a gun that is identical in many ways to a gun that you could buy at the store.  …

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2 May , 2015

Police picture with guns

CPRC at Investors Business Daily: The same people who want to disarm police also want to disarm poor blacks

John Lott’s newest piece at Investors Business Daily:

Police aren’t always there to protect people — not in Baltimore, not in Ferguson and not when the average person has to confront a criminal.

This is particularly true in the poorest sections of town. Even police with the best response times seldom arrive until after the crime has been committed and the assailant has run off.

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2 May , 2015

Letter to the editor in the Wisconsin State Journal

Correcting the record on David Hemenway’s claim that academics support gun control

David Hemenway wrote an op-ed that was originally published in the Los Angeles Times and then picked up in many other newspapers.  The Los Angeles Times was unwilling to publish a letter that the CPRC sent in, but the Wisconsin State Journal did publish the letter in their Sunday, May 3rd paper.…

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30 Apr , 2015

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

CPRC at Fox News: ‘Assault weapons’ debate: The folly of Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s buyback bill

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

Gun control advocates introduced a bill in April that only gun control supporters could love. Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro is so serious about getting so-called assault weapons off the street that she is offering $2,000 tax credits for each gun that people turning in  limit one per year.