29 Apr , 2015

Washington Times Bloomberg

News coverage on Bloomberg’s research director’s refusal to debate with John Lott

John Lott’s and Everytown’s research director separate presentations on C-SPAN on Saturday highlighted Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate. There have been about a dozen instances over the last seven or eight years where producers will call John Lott up to participate in a discussion and then they disinvite him once they realize that Mayors Against Illegal Guns or other Bloomberg representatives.…


27 Apr , 2015

Arkansas Kroger attack stopped 1

Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn’t convince Kroger to ban guns

Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.”

On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him.…


27 Apr , 2015

CPRC on the Jones Show to discuss the debate over gun control

John Lott was on the Alex Jones Show Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12:06 to 12:30 PM.

25 Apr , 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at Saturday, April 25, 9.22 PM 1

CPRC on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on people’s changing views on guns, Bloomberg’s research director explains why he won’t debate

From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.”

Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour on C-SPAN to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown.  …

, , , ,

24 Apr , 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at  Sunday, May 24, 9.01 PM

Data on police officers killed by guns

The Washington Post has compiled a list of 511 police officers who have been killed by guns from 2000 to 2010.  Information is available on shooting deaths at traffic stops (91), ambushes (43), arrests (29), domestic disturbances (75), serving papers (40), responding to a call (55), an investigation (44), and off duty (24).  …


23 Apr , 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at  Thursday, April 23, 5.55 PM

74-year-old grandma stops knife wielding robber: “You back off, or I’ll blow your head off”

A 74-year-old woman in Fort Worth, Texas stopped a robber who had a knife to her throat (a video from the local Fox affiliate is available here):

Jewell Turner, 74, told NBC 5 she was waiting in her minivan outside of her doctor’s office, near the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and 6th Avenue in the city’s Near South Side, when a man tapped on the glass of her driver’s side window.

21 Apr , 2015

CPRC at Fox News: Gun control advocates taking a page out of global warming advocates’ handbook

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

Gun control advocates this month took a page from the global warming activists playbook: the science is settled, so there is no need for debate.

However, instead of actually reviewing the scientific literature on the subject, Professor David Hemenway at Harvard made a survey of cherry-picked authors.  


21 Apr , 2015

CPRC on Michigan Talk Network on polls showing more people oppose gun control than support it and concealed carry permit holders who have stopped mass shootings

John Lott was interviewed by Steve Gruber on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6:40 to 6:47 (audio available here).

18 Apr , 2015

CPRC on DC’s WMAL to discuss the Virginia Tech Shooting 8th Anniversary

John Lott was on Washington DC’s WMAL with Larry O’Connor to discuss the Virginia Tech Shooting 8th Anniversary (Audio, Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 5:35 to 5:50 PM0.


16 Apr , 2015

CPRC in Politifact on which states have the most concealed handgun permits

From Politifact Florida:

We interviewed John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center which compiles data on gun permits in states. Lott, an academic and Fox News columnist, published the book More Guns, Less Crime through the University of Chicago in 2010.

He said there are four factors that influence the number of gun permits in a state: the amount of fees, hours of required training, how many places people can or can’t carry their firearms and how many years the rules have been in effect.