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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.…

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Yet another mall shooting where guns were banned: Monroeville Mall near Pittsburgh

8 Feb , 2015  

Time after time at the mall shootings keep occurring at places that ban guns: the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake; Westroads Mall in Omaha; Nebraska, the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Portland, the Mall in Columbia, Maryland; Oregon; or Melbourne Square Mall in Florida.  Often these attacks occur at the only enclosed malls in the area that banned guns.  …

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Emily Miller gives our research a shout out on Fox & Friends

7 Feb , 2015  

In a spirited debate on Fox & Friends Weekend between Emily Miller and Mark Glaze, Miller was able to make good use of information produced by the CPRC.  She starts off by mentioning that school shootings have actually been falling over time and that permit holders don’t represent a risk to others.  …

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Pennsylvania town posts signs: “This is not a gun free zone”

6 Feb , 2015  

Conoy Township has only a little over 3,000 people, but they may be getting some unusual attention.  From Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s LNP:

Conoy Township has a message for criminals who might be thinking about preying on its residents: This is not a gun-free zone.

And that’s exactly what visitors will see once all the signs are securely in place along every road leading into the township.

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CPRC in the news over the first court case testing Pennsylvania’s new firearms preemption law

6 Feb , 2015  

Here is a statement by plaintiff Justin McShane on the Harrisburg court case

There was a trial court hearing in Harrisburg this morning on whether a preliminary injunction should be granted in a suit to force Harrisburg to follow state firearm laws.  The hearing went well with Justin McShane, a lawyer in Harrisburg one of the plaintiffs arguing the case for his side.  …