15 Jan , 2014

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Evaluating Mother Jones’ “10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down”

The fact that federal court judges are citing Mother Jones’ claims about guns as evidence, particularly for what is cited, is pretty disappointing. We were recently asked to evaluate Mother Jones’“10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down.” Virtually all these responses were widely available in the literature, but unfortunately Mother Jones neither acknowledges nor addresses this literature.…

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12 Jan , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: On why gun control is becoming even more impossible to impose

The op-ed piece in the Inquirer starts this way:

The new year has brought yet more gun-control regulations. President Obama announced new executive orders on background checks. Connecticut citizens stood in long lines to register their guns, and, next door in New York City, registration lists are used to confiscate them.

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8 Jan , 2014

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CPRC on Canada’s Sun News with Brian Lilley to discuss gun control


The video of my discussion with Brian Lilley on gun control is available here:

Correction: At the end of the interview, Lott misspoke when he was discussing the change in murder rates for DC. Instead of the change in murder rates over five years, he meant to say over the following four years.…

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6 Jan , 2014

CPRC on Chicago’s WIND AM talking to Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson

The discussion focused on everything from Illinois’ new concealed carry law to background checks (audio of the 12 minute interview is available here)…

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4 Jan , 2014

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CPRC participates in CNN discussion on Detroit Police Chief’s statement that letting more people carry concealed handguns will deter more crime


CPRC’s John Lott was on Erin Burnett’s CNN show on Friday night. The video of the show is available in two parts (here and here). CNN gave this description of the show:

A surprising statement on gun violence from the police chief of one of America’s most violent cities.

Detroit’s top cop James Craig says he thinks more people need guns to keep safe.

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4 Jan , 2014

Evaluating the Evidence in the Federal district court’s New York gun law decision

The CPRC presents an analysis of the federal district court’s decision at National Review Online. The beginning of the analysis starts this way:

New York’s new gun-control law, the so-called SAFE Act, largely survived its first federal-court challenge on this past Tuesday. The more than 1,140 New Yorkers it’s made felons will remain so.

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18 Dec , 2013

CPRC on the Radio and TV discussing everything from plastic gun bans, 3D printers, and the Newtown Anniversary

Links provided for some of the shows.
Friday 12/6: Riley & Scot 10:09 a.m. ET. WROK-AM Rockford, Illinois
Friday 12/6 Dana Show at 1:35 p.m. ET. KFTK 97.1 FM Talk St Louis, MO
Friday 12/6: Andy Caldwell Show 6:30 – 7 p.m. ET. Ventura to San Luis Obispo, California
Tuesday 12/10: Steve Deace at 2-2:20 PM Eastern.…

18 Dec , 2013

CPRC on the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show debating gun control with Alan Dershowitz

John Lott debated Alan Dershowitz on the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:05 AM.  The audio of the gun part of the debate is available here.…

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18 Dec , 2013

CPRC on The Jim Bohannon Show talking gun control a year after Newtown massacre

CPRC’s John Lott was on The Jim Bohannon Show for an hour from 10 to 11 PM on Monday, December 16th.  The audio is available here.…

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15 Dec , 2013

CPRC on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk

John Lott did this interview on Sunday, December 15th from 4:35 to 4:50.  The audio of the interview is available here.…