13 Feb , 2019

CPRC testifies before Pittsburgh City Council on gun-control: Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, etc…

Dr. Lott testified before the Pittsburgh City Council about a range of gun control laws that they are considering and offers a compromise in the debate on how to fix the Background Check System if they truly want Universal Background Checks. A compromise that seems to be ignored. Notice the behavior of Councilman Bruce Kraus at the end of the video.…

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12 Feb , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Background Checks Bill would turn many well-intentioned Americans into criminals

Dr. Lott speaks with host Steve Gruber about the real problems with gun-control laws currently being debated in Congress. Dr. Lott provides examples of where so-called “sensible” gun-control laws, such as Universal Background Checks, could turn many well-intentioned Americans into felons.

 

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11 Feb , 2019

UPDATED: Why we shouldn’t depend on mental health professionals to detect mass killers: Elliot Rodger’s slipping “under the radar” is hardly rare

Frequently, the proposed solution to these mass shootings is to simply spend more money on mental health.

MAJOR GARRETT: . . . Do you believe the legislation the Senate did not pass would have made any difference in this case [the Elliot Rodger’s shooting]?

SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: The legislation that failed to pass–it got support from fifty-five senators–would have provided a mental health initiative with more resources, greater ability for the Santa Barbara police to intervene–to use the sheriff’s word–to have professionals trained in diagnosing and detecting this kind of derangement.

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10 Feb , 2019

Testimony in Pittsburgh on City Council Gun Control Ordinance

Dr. John Lott has been invited to testify about the City of Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinance on Tuesday, February 12th before the Pittsburgh City Council. The testimony is scheduled for 1:30 PM.

8 Feb , 2019

On the Jim Polito Show on WTAG/WHYN: Discussion on the gun-control debate

Dr. John Lott has a discussion with host Jim Polito about the gun-control debate. Dr. Lott explains the dangers of gun-free zones and how many gun-control laws only really impact the law-abiding. While law-abiding citizens are often times disarmed because of these laws, criminals are then able to more easily engage in crime.…

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8 Feb , 2019

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless discussing the truth behind those background check bills

Dr. John Lott speaks with Dana about the problems with background checks and the truth about the background check bills currently before Congress. More information is available here.

(Thursday, February 7, 2019: 4:30pm)

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7 Feb , 2019

Gun Control debate at Truman State University

Dr. John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, will be debating Paul Helmke, former president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence about gun control at Truman State University on Friday, February 8, 2019. The debate will be at 7 PM in the Baldwin Auditorium. Find details here.…

6 Feb , 2019

House Judiciary holds hearing on Gun Violence in America: Uses CPRC research on how Universal Background Checks and other gun control stops law-abiding from getting guns for self-defense

Congressman Louie Gohmert’s questions and comments regarding gun-control

Congressman Louie Gohmert gives a statement about universal background checks and fees associated with those checks impacting low-income Americans from being able to protect themselves. Congressman Gohmert made extensive use of the CPRC’s research in his statement to the committee (see here and here).…

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6 Feb , 2019

At Townhall: Background Checks Bill Would Turn Many Well-intentioned Americans Into Criminals

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com that discusses a new bill on universal background checks.

Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun?

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5 Feb , 2019

Defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over the past two months

Weston, Massachussetts, January 28, 2019 (Fox News)

A gun-wielding good Samaritan brought a harrowing road rage incident to a safe end, reportedly stopping a driver who’d been racing through Massachusetts — with a 65-year-old man clinging to the hood of his SUV.

An unidentified person ordered Mark Fitzgerald, 37, at gunpoint out of his SUV, allowing Richard Kamrowski to climb down from the car unscathed, police said.