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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.

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CPRC interviewed by Sinclair Broadcasting: “Chattanooga shooting reopens debate over military personnel regulations”

18 Jul , 2015  

Here is part of an article from the Sinclair Broadcast Group and WJLA in Washington, DC that quoted John Lott (both from his article at Fox News and the reporter interviewing him):

. . . “Army regulations are very clear stating that personnel cannot have firearms during their official duties,” Dr.

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CPRC in the New York Daily News: “Chattanooga shooting renews debate over military gun-free zones”

17 Jul , 2015  

John Lott was interviewed for a news story in the New York Daily News:

. . . Even if soldiers couldn’t have ended Muhammed Youssef Abdulazeez’s attack as he ambushed them from a car, the sight of weapons could have deterred him, John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told The News.

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CPRC interviewed by Real Clear Policy: “The Rise of Concealed Carry” UPDATE: Drudge Report Covers our results!

17 Jul , 2015  

Courtney Such, with Real Clear Policy, interviewed John Lott.  Their discussion starts here:

How many people are licensed to carry concealed guns in your state? The Crime Prevention Research Center has released a paper with the numbers, finding that the number of permit holders has risen 15.4 percent in the last year alone.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Chattanooga shootings: Why should we make it easy for killers to attack our military?”

16 Jul , 2015  

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

Thursday saw yet another tragic attack in a gun-free zone.  Four Marines were murdered.  Others were injured.

Watching the coverage on television Thursday, it was hard to ignore the gun-free zone sign on the front door of the recruiting station. It was surrounded by bullet holes.

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CPRC Research in the News: Fox News, Washington Times, Hot Air, and others

16 Jul , 2015  

A Fox News article titled “Concealed-carry handgun permits soar as murder rate drops, study claims” has this report on our new study:

A report from a prominent economist finds that the number of permits to carry concealed handguns has skyrocketed by 178 percent in the last eight years, even as the murder rate has dropped.

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Chattanooga Shooting at Marine Recruiting Office at yet another attack at a Gun-free Zone

16 Jul , 2015  

The gun-free zone sign is from the front of the recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Army regulations are very clear saying that you cannot have firearms during one’s official duties (see Para 2-6b).  It should be the same across all branches.

Here are interim rules from last year that clearly prohibit privately owned weapons from all federally leased land and that would include recruiters offices.

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New Study: Over 12.8 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw by far the largest increase ever in the number of permits

16 Jul , 2015  

The new report is available here.  Reports for other years including 2016 can be viewed here.  Part of the executive summary is shown here:

Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report:

  • The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate.

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CPRC on KSRO AM/FM radio to discuss “Murder Rates Down, Concealed Gun Permits Up”

15 Jul , 2015  


John Lott talked to the KSRO Morning News team (covering Sonoma County, California) to discuss the latest research on concealed handguns on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 11:32 to 11:40 AM EDT