25 Dec , 2014

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Dispelling myths about guns, CPRC on The Flipside with Michael Loftus

One should watch the whole show, as Michael Loftus is a very amusing guy. John Lott’s interview starts at 11 minutes into the video and ends at 16:02. This show was broadcast on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

24 Dec , 2014

How many college women suffer sexual assaults?

The 2007 Campus Sexual Assault Study (CSA) made quite a splash when it came out. The survey used a Web-based survey with 5,446 females and found 13.7% of females ages 18 to 25 who were enrolled in two colleges had experienced a completed sexual assault since entering college (19% had experienced some type of sexual assault if one includes attempted assaults).…

23 Dec , 2014

CPRC discusses the debate over police and race with Steve Malzberg on News Max, Michigan Talk Network, and the Sandy Rios Show

The interview with Steve Malzberg on Monday December 22nd, 2014 is available here.

The interview with the Michigan Talk Network on Monday , December 22nd, 2014 from 7:45 to 7:52 AM is available here.

The interview with the Sandy Rios Show on Monday , December 22nd, 2014 from 8:20 to 8:36 AM is available here.…


21 Dec , 2014

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Accidental gun deaths from hunting make up just about 10 percent of all accidental gun deaths

in 2001, there were 79 accidental gun deaths from hunting. That was about 9.9% of the 802 accidental gun deaths that occurred that year. If the share of accidental gun deaths from hunting remained the same in 2012, that would imply that there were 54 accidental deaths from hunting. But this might be a little high as the share of the population that hunts has declined (the number of hunters has remained virtually unchanged between 2001 and 2011).…

21 Dec , 2014

CPRC on the Sean Hannity Radio Show: Talking about race and police

On Friday, CPRC’s John Lott talked to Buck Sexton, who was substituting for Sean Hannity, about whether the polling of blacks about police really reflects what they really believe.  The interview on Friday, December 19th went from 5:09 to 5:16 PM EDT.

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19 Dec , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Expert: Blacks trust police more than whites do”

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

Do blacks trust police more than whites do? Given the anger over events in Ferguson and New York City, the very question seems absurd. But it is not. Behind the polls and demonstrations, there is evidence that blacks trust police at least as much as whites do.

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19 Dec , 2014

CPRC in the Daily Caller: “When Security Fails, Gun Rights Are The Last Line Of Defense”

The newest piece by John Lott at the Daily Caller starts this way:

These days, it isn’t even safe to get a cup of coffee. Australians just learned this the hard way. In the U.S., watching a movie can apparently be too dangerous. At least, terrorist threats by North Korea canceled the showing of “The Interview” in movie theaters.


19 Dec , 2014

The BBC on the Taylor Woolrich story

This past August the CPRC co-sponsored and organized a conference for Students for Concealed Carry.  The first speaker was Taylor Woolrich.  Her story is continuing to make a difference in explaining to people why it is important that stalking victims have the right to be able to defend themselves.  From the BBC:

A former beauty pageant contestant from California, 20-year-old Taylor Woolrich is the first to admit she’s not your usual guns rights campaigner. 


19 Dec , 2014

CPRC discussing whether blacks really trust the police with Lars Larson and Larry Elder

Here is the audio of John Lott on the Lars Larson Show on Thursday, December 12th, 2014 from 7:35 to 7:40 PM EST.

Here is the audio of John Lott on the Larry Elder Show on Tuesday, December 10th, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:00 PM EST (part 1 and part 2).…

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19 Dec , 2014

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Concealed Carry Law change in Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich seems very likely to sign legislation that will change the concealed carry law in Ohio, though the change will put Ohio more in line with other states.  The bill was passed by massive veto proof votes in the state Senate (24-6) and House (72-21).  The most significant change is in the amount of training, though it will mean that Ohio’s training requirements will still be much higher than the national average

  • The number of training hours needed to obtain a concealed-carry permit would be reduced from 12 to 8, and at least two of those hours would have to consist of in-person training.;
  • Scrap a rule that a concealed-carry permit applicant must be an Ohio resident for at least 45 days and a resident of the county for at least 30 days;
  • Automatically recognize concealed handgun licenses issued by any state that recognizes Ohio’s licenses.