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Woman shoots man, a sex offender, who broke into her home at 4:30 AM

15 Feb , 2015  

From KLTV in Tyler, Texas about a home invasion in Van Zandt County (just east of Dallas):

. . . According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a 911 call from a homeowner on Texas State Highway 19 north of Canton, in rural Van Zandt County.

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Why have a concealed handgun at a restaurant?: 23-year-old National Guard member stops three armed robbers at a Sonic restaurant

15 Feb , 2015  

From WXIA TV (Channel 11) in Atlanta:

A 23-year-old National Guard member foiled an attempted robbery at a DeKalb County restaurant Sunday night.

It happened at the Sonic in the Belvedere Plaza shopping center near the intersection of Memorial and Columbia drives.

. . . the victim, Joseph Toombs, was waiting in line at the drive-thru when he saw three suspects approach him on foot.

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CPRC interviewed on Chuck Woolery’s show Blunt Force Truth

14 Feb , 2015  

Blunt Force Truth, Episode 7: “The show also delves into the media’s bias against guns, the issue of gun free zones, how progressives are moving to reduce gun ownership in America, and what progressives stand to gain from this change.”

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Standing Room Only at Kennesaw State University talk on “Guns, Crime, and Terrorism”

14 Feb , 2015  

 

In a week that saw the CPRC giving talks in Albany, Miami, Georgia, and Missouri, here is a picture from the first of the two talk that John Lott gave at Kennesaw State University.…

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CPRC in the Christian Science Monitor and Yahoo News and other places

14 Feb , 2015  

This is from Patrik Jonsson’s article that originally appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Yahoo News:

Others, however, including John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” have found the opposite – that the addition of 6 million concealed-carry permits since 2007 correlates in some fashion to a 22 percent drop in the overall murder and violent crime rates in the US.

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CPRC interviewed on the Lars Larson Show to discuss the latest Violence Policy Center’s false claims about shootings by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

13 Feb , 2015  

The Violence Policy Center claims that there have been 722 people killed by permit holders over almost 8 years from May 2007 to February 2015.  Appearing on Lars Larson’s radio show on Thursday, February 12th from 6:21 to 6:30 PM, John Lott explained the reason that the VPC’s claims were false.…

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CPRC at Fox News: “What is more likely to kill you — a gun or a car?”

12 Feb , 2015  

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

Which is more likely to kill you: a car or a gun? Various publications, from The Economist to Forbes, and many others have been reporting that gun deaths are set to overtake road deaths before the year is up.  But not only isn’t that going to happen. 

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CPRC in the Austin (Texas) Statesman: “Open Carry versus Campus Carry: what should be the priority”

12 Feb , 2015  

John Lott’s piece in the Austin (Texas) Statesman’s is as follows:

With well over 700,000 concealed handgun permit holders in Texas, there is a good chance that someone next you in a grocery store or restaurant is carrying a concealed handgun. But some are only satisfied if others actually know that they are carrying.  

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Bloomberg’s false racist claims about who commits crime

11 Feb , 2015  


At 41:10 into this Q&A session in Aspen, Colorado last week, Michael Bloomberg made this claim about who the criminals are

First thing is . . . 95% of your murderers and murder victims fit one MO. You can just take the description xerox it and pass it out to all the cops.

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Three presentations coming this week: Miami, Florida; Kennesaw, Georgia; and Springfield, Missouri

9 Feb , 2015  

Pictures are from a debate between John Lott and Paul Helmke last year (click on pictures to enlarge).

1) St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami, Florida): Gun Control Laws in America: Do They Work? Speakers: John R. Lott Jr. and TBD Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Noon Location: Moot Court Room.…