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CPRC at Fox News: “Rare Victory: Obama administration temporarily drops ammo ban proposal”

10 Mar , 2015  

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

If President Obama can’t have his way with banning guns, it looks like his next option is to ban the bullets used by those guns.  Too often, Obama has shown little regard for the law.  He does what he wants.  If you want him to actually follow the law, you will have to take him to court.

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CPRC in the New York Post: “Ferguson fake out: Justice Department’s bogus report”

9 Mar , 2015  

John Lott’s piece in the New York Post starts this way (for those interested in reading the original DOJ report on Ferguson it is available here):

Addressing the nation from Selma, Ala., on Saturday, President Obama said that while racism may be “no longer endemic,” as it was 50 years ago, his Justice Department’s report on Ferguson shows that the “nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us.”

Sorry: The Justice report doesn’t prove disparate treatment, let alone discrimination.

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CPRC on Sunrise America to discuss how gun ownership can protect against terrorism

9 Mar , 2015  

John Lott joined hosts Scott Ledger & Lexi Lapp to discuss the promised Somali terrorist threat against the Mall of America in Minnesota. Monday, March 2nd, 2015 from 8:22 to 8:30 AM.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Justice Department reached only possible conclusion in Michael Brown case”

6 Mar , 2015  

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

Three-and-a-half months after a St. Louis Grand Jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s death, President Obama’s Department of Justice has finally followed suit – admitting that there is no case to be brought against Wilson.

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CPRC in the Las Vegas Review Journal: “Gun-free zones put innocent in danger”

6 Mar , 2015  

John Lott’s op-ed in the Las Vegas Review Journal starts this way:

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets.

So why do we put up these signs in other places?

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CPRC testimony before the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee on eliminating many Gun-Free Zones

5 Mar , 2015  

A video of the first panel testifying on the bill to reduce the number of gun-free zones in Nevada is available below (Lott’s testimony starts at 5:54 into the video below).  Since the first panel went through a lot of the facts regarding guns and schools as well as mass public shootings, the opponents of the bill were put in a difficult position.  …

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

4 Mar , 2015  


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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CPRC on Wyoming Public Television to discuss gun-free zones

3 Mar , 2015  

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

3 Mar , 2015  

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

1 Mar , 2015  

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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