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CPRC on the Laura Ingraham Show: The Danger of Gun-free Zones

24 Jul , 2015  

John Lott talked to Laura Ingraham about the dangers of gun-free zones for the military and other places (Friday, July 24, 2015 from 10:07 to 10:16 AM).

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CPRC has two of the top four for most downloaded studies dealing with “PSN: Security & Safety” on the Social Science Research Network

24 Jul , 2015  

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Just as the CPRC’s research on crime has been having an impact and widely downloaded.  Now our research is having an impact in another area (“Security and Safety”).  As people download our research and they move up in rank, the more that it gets other academics to read them and interested in those research topics (all the Security and Safety papers are available here).…

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International Crime Comparisons: US relatively safe in terms of violent crime

24 Jul , 2015  

One of the big problems with comparing crime rates across countries is that there are big differences in what constitutes a crime and even whether people report crimes to police. If people don’t think that the police in a country will be able to solve the crime, it reduces their incentive to report the crime to police.…

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Lafayette, Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting was yet another gun-free zone, other movie theaters in area didn’t have that policy

23 Jul , 2015  

The movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana occurred in yet another place that banned permitted concealed handguns.  The shooting occurred at the Grand Theater.  It’s “conduct policy” openly bans the carrying of guns, just like where the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting occurred.  While The Grand Theatre company owns three theaters in the area, none of the other local movie theaters that are owned by other companies initially appear to have a similar policy (Lafitte Cinema 4, Crowley Cinema IV, The Queen Cinema (confirmed with telephone calls)).…

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CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “For more Americans, owning a gun = safety”

22 Jul , 2015  

This piece by John Lott has been carried in some newspapers across the US: Newsday (Long Island and NYC, NY), Charlotte Observer (NC), Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN); Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI), Omaha World Herald (NE), Fresno Bee (CA),  Providence Journal (RI), Duluth News Tribune (MN), Palm Beach Post (FL), Tulsa World (OK),  Athens Banner-Herald (GA), Fayetteville Observer (AR), Lima News (Lima, Ohio), Montana Standard (Butte, MT), Daily Journal (IN), Bradenton Herald (FL), Grand Island Independent (NE),  Great Falls Tribune (MT), Valley News (VT), The Sentinel (Hanford, CA).  …

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CPRC in other radio interviews on dangers of gun-free zones

22 Jul , 2015  

John Lott talked to the Michigan Talk Network on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 6:45 to 6:52 AM.

 

John Lott spoke to the Christian radio network “The World” on Wednesday, July 22.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Older people need guns, too”

21 Jul , 2015  

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

Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances?  If President Obama has his way, Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances will be banned from buying a gun.

If Social Security were to start classifying these people as “mentally defective,” some 4.2 million Social Security recipients could be affected – about 10 percent of all people 65 and older.

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CPRC discussing Gun-free zones for the military: Lars Larson Show, Larry Elder Show, and others

20 Jul , 2015  

CPRC Fellow Jack McCauley debated Ari Freilich, a staff attorney with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, on Southern California’s public radio station KPCC’s Air Talk to discuss the ban on guns for military personnel. (Monday, July 20th, 2015 from 2:20 to 2:40 PM)

CPRC’s John Lott discussed the issue on the Lars Larson Show on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 from 7:20 to 7:30 PM

CPRC’s John Lott discussed the issue on the Larry Elder Show on Friday, July 17th, 2015 from 3:20 to 3:30 PM

CPRC’s John Lott discussed the issue on South Florida’s WFTL on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

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CPRC on the Michigan Talk Radio Network

20 Jul , 2015  

CPRC’s John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on a variety of issues over the last several weeks

Tuesday, June 30th: Discussing what implications the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage ruling might have for gun ownership

Wednesday, July 8th: City of Chicago suit against gun stores

Tuesday, July 14th: The new CPRC study on concealed handgun permits

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Governors in six states quickly order National Guardsmen to be armed, but even these soldiers will be disarmed on federal property

19 Jul , 2015  

Governors in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indiana moved quickly over the weekend to allow their national guard troops being able to protect themselves.  Unfortunately, however, these national guard troops will still be disarmed on federal owned or leased property.  From the Military Times:

Governors in at least a half-dozen states ordered National Guardsmen to be armed in the wake of an attack on two military facilities in Tennessee, and Florida Gov.