4 Mar , 2015

Bloomberg Ad on gun-free zones

Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones


Bloomberg’s argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned.

So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems?…

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3 Mar , 2015

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CPRC on Wyoming Public Television to discuss gun-free zones

While John Lott was visiting Cheyenne, Wyoming last week, he was interviewed by Craig Blumenshine about gun-free zones.  The interview of Wyoming Public Television was broadcast on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 8 PM.  The content of this interview came out very well.

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3 Mar , 2015

CPRC in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota Concealed handgun permits hit new high

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

The number of Minnesotans who are legally entitled to carry a handgun reached an all-time high in 2014, with 184,895 active permits by the end of the year, according to a new report from the state.

The end-of-year total is more than 14 percent higher than last year, according to the report released Monday.

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1 Mar , 2015

Bret Jessee Response in the Annals of internal Medicine 2:24:15

CPRC in the Annals of Internal Medicine on the supposed lack of medical journal research on firearms

CPRC Senior Research Fellow Charles Jessee had a comment accepted in the Annals of Internal Medicine that put straight the false claim that federal funding restrictions prevented research on firearms.

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1 Mar , 2015

CPRC on Coast to Coast AM to discuss Obama’s move to ban popular AR-15 ammunition

John Lott talked to George Noory during the news segment of the show about the new proposed rules. The interview was on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 1:07 to 1:09 AM.

28 Feb , 2015

CPRC on the John Gambling Show to discuss Obama’s move to ban popular AR-15 ammunition

John Lott talked to John Gambling on Friday about Obama’s new proposed rules. The interview was on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 11:20 to 11:30 AM.

28 Feb , 2015

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CPRC’s research used in legislative debate over gun-free zones in South Dakota

Our research has been used in legislative  debate over allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses.  The state House bill that would allow concealed carry at the University of South Dakota was defeated by a 48 to 20 vote.  The president of the University of South Dakota, James Abbott, made the typical claim: “Guns and students on campus don’t mix very well.”  While the bill was defeated, the CPRC’s research was available to help show that the concerns were not based on facts.…

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27 Feb , 2015

CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Comments on FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race

John Lott’s newest piece in the starts this way:

FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race was about as politically incorrect a speech as you will get these days from a high-ranking government official. Comey acknowledges “the existence of unconscious (racial) bias,” but he doesn’t think that racism is responsible for so many blacks being in jail.

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26 Feb , 2015

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CPRC testifies before the Wyoming State Senate on Gun-Free Zones

John Lott was the lead witness to testify before the Wyoming state Senate Education Committee about a bill to eliminate gun-free zones in government buildings and public school and universities.

From Wyoming Public Radio:

Only concealed permit holders would be allowed to have the concealed guns. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center testified that permit holders have a strong safety record.

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25 Feb , 2015

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Greg Gutfeld gives a shoutout on The Five to our research

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

The text of Gutfeld’s monologue is available here. Greg’s discussion about our work is at 4:35 into the video.

At about 3:00 into the video, Juan William claims that “half of killings are done by families,” it is completely wrong. In the latest year the data is available, 2013, if you add up murders involving Husband, Wife, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Brother, or Sister, you get a total of 1,419.…