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CPRC on Armed American Radio to discuss public health research claims about the risks of people owning guns

17 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talked to Mark Walters about some claims about the risks of guns in people’s homes based on public health research (Wednesday, September 16th, 4:35 to 4:50 PM).

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Orange County Register explaining evidence on “More guns, less crime”

17 Sep , 2015  

From Adam Summers, a columnist for the Orange County Register (September 16):

. . . One of the primary ways gun laws in much of the country have been loosened is through the easing of restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon. A number of states no longer require a government permit at all.

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CPRC on Armed American Radio to discuss the Seattle’s new tax on guns and ammunition

16 Sep , 2015  

John Lott talked to Mark Walters about Seattle’s new push for a tax on guns and ammunition (Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 8:35 to 9:00 PM).

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Permit holder “ultimately saved his life” with permitted concealed handgun, carries his “best friend” with him “all the time”

16 Sep , 2015  

From Lehigh Acres, Florida (September 14, 2015):

. . . Owner Pierre Phurcien said it was his first time being robbed, and when he realized what was happening he made a split-second decision that ultimately saved his life. . . .

“He came right here, and he pulled a gun and said give me the money,” Phurcien said.

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CPRC in the Washington Times: Talking about the presidential candidates views on guns

15 Sep , 2015  

The article from the Washington Times contains this (September 15, 2015):

. . . The 2016 GOP field is among the most staunchly pro-gun of any in recent political history, but there are still divisions among the hopefuls, analysts and gun rights advocates say.

The major candidates range from those who see firearms as fundamentally connected to freedom, to those who promote guns as critical for self-protection, to those who have only recently evolved into Second Amendment defenders, said John R.

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CPRC on Indiana’s big talk radio station WIBC to discuss guns and violence in America

13 Sep , 2015  

John Lott appeared on Guy Relford‘s radio show to discuss guns and violence in America (Saturday, September 13, 2015 6:05 to 6:30 PM).

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CPRC has new research: Explaining a bias in recent studies on right-to-carry laws

13 Sep , 2015  

Abstract: 

 

Unfortunately, many who have examined the impact of so-called “shall-issue” or “right-to-carry” laws assume that the adoption of such laws causes a large, immediate increase in the number of permits. But that is often not the case, for states differ widely as to how easily permits can be obtained.

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Concealed handgun permit holder saves life of 66-year-old woman who was about to be run over by robbers

10 Sep , 2015  

David Roberts, a concealed handgun permit holder, prevented a fleeing robber from running over 66-year-old Betty Jones.  Both the woman who was about to be run over and an Evansville police captain.  From the Tristate newspaper in Evansville, Illinois:

. . . Brittany Deener, 20, and Morgan Blair, 20, have been charged with strong arm robbery, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, theft and hit and run in connection with Tuesday’s incident.

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CPRC on Michigan Talk Radio to discuss whether the increase in gun sales is due to the threat of new gun control laws

9 Sep , 2015  

 

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the record gun sales in August (Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:18 to 7:25 AM).

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CPRC in USA Today: Renewed calls for gun control laws did not explain August’s record high background checks

8 Sep , 2015  

John Lott’s letter to the editor at USA Today can be found here.

Original Post: USA Today repeats what is a popular claim, that gun sales are driven by pushes for gun control.  Even when a spike in sales occurs after a shooting, there are two possibilities: 1) that they are worried about more gun control or 2) that people are more convinced that they have to defend themselves.  …

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