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CPRC in the Daily Caller: “Hillary Clinton Is Wrong About Gun Laws In Australia And The UK”

22 Oct , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

Democrats keeping telling people that they don’t want to confiscate their guns, but at the same time they are praising the gun control laws in countries that have confiscated people’s guns. But Hillary Clinton’s claims that confiscation made them safer are completely wrong.

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Powerful ad illustrating that it is poor blacks, particularly women, who need guns the most for protection

21 Oct , 2015  


John Lott’s research shows that there are two groups of people who benefit the most from owning guns: 1) poor blacks who live in high crime urban areas (people who are most likely to be victims of violent crime) and 2) people who are relatively weaker physically (women and the elderly).…

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Gallup: By a 56 to 41 Percent Majority, Americans Believe that More People Carrying Concealed Handguns make US Safer

21 Oct , 2015  

For almost all categories of Americans, there is significant support for the notion that allowing people to carry permitted concealed handguns makes Americans safer.  Only Democrats and those with a post-graduate education do not believe this, but that doesn’t mean that these individuals believe that carrying represents a risk.  If the question were asked whether allowing people to carry concealed handguns either made us safer or had no effect, it is possible that the results would be even more overwhelming (after all while the vast majority of research finds that concealed handgun laws improve safety, no peer-reviewed research by criminologists or economists find that it increases murder, rape or robbery rates).  …

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CPRC in the news around the world: The UK Guardian, Detroit Free Press, Orange County Register, and others

21 Oct , 2015  

The Orange County Register (Orange County, California) and the Press Enterprise (Riverside County, California), October 20, 2015

But if someone is intent on breaking laws against murder, it is safe to assume that laws creating “gun-free zones” will not deter them. In fact, in many cases, it seems to attract them, as they can feel comforted knowing that they will be able to wreak their havoc upon a large number of helpless victims unable to fight back.

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CPRC at the Voice of America on School Shootings

20 Oct , 2015  

Voice of America, October 13, 2015

Critics, such as John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, take issue with Everytown’s numbers.

“A number of fact checks have found significant mistakes in Everytown’s report,” Lott said in an email. “Among their mistakes, they include: shootings that are off of school property and do not involve people who have anything to do with the school, legitimate self defense gun uses, and gang shootings and lone suicides that were well outside of school hours that do not involve anyone connected to the school.” .

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CPRC at National Review: “Right-to-Carry Laws Have Reduced the Carnage from Mass Shootings”

20 Oct , 2015  

 

John Lott has a new piece at National Review that starts this way:

Some have a hard time accepting that criminals can be deterred from committing crimes. They don’t believe that potential mass shooters have second thoughts when faced with the prospect of armed citizens who can fight back. They seem to think that everyday Americans can’t help stop attacks.

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CPRC in the New York Times: “As Campus Fears Rise, So Do Efforts to Enact School Gun Laws”

19 Oct , 2015  

From the New York Times, October 19, 2015:

. . . “California is the only state that I know of that has passed a modern ban on people being able to carry a gun on college campuses,” said John Lott, the head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, who testified last week in favor of the Michigan bill to permit concealed guns on campus.

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Seven cases in the past 9 days where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped crime and/or attacks

19 Oct , 2015  

Brick wielding assailant killed by pastor

Man shoots and kills dog during attack

Reno: Downtown shooting appears to be self-defense

Would be robber shot and killed by victim

1 Shot dead at Waterbury Cafe

Victim pulls gun on would be robbers in Nashville

Man shot during altercation with tow truck driver who towed his vehicle

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CPRC on Rush To Reason Show: John Lott explains why Gun-free Zones don’t work

19 Oct , 2015  

Dr. Lott talks with “Rush to Reason” about Gun-free Zones and why they simply don’t work. Friday, Oct 9th 2015. (6pm-6:21pm EST)

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Mass public shooting in Saudi Arabia leaves five dead, 9 injured at a Shia meeting hall

17 Oct , 2015  

A mass public shooting in Saudi Arabia left 5 dead and 9 injured.  From the Guardian newspaper:

A gunman shot and killed five people in an Islamic State-claimed attack on a Shia meeting hall in Saudi Arabia before being shot dead by police, said Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV.

Friday’s deadly assault will raise tensions in the kingdom’s largely Shia eastern province, a focus of the Sunni militants who view them as apostates worthy of death.