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CPRC at the Daily Caller: Why Gunlock Laws Make People Less Safe

12 Aug , 2014  

CPRC’s John Lott has a new piece up at the Daily Caller that starts this way:

It’s every family’s worst nightmare to lose a child. The Naumkin family, of Saratoga Springs, New York, suffered such a tragedy in 2010, when twelve-year-old Nicholas died from an accidental gunshot. A friend had fired his father’s unlocked gun.

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CPRC at Fox News: The facts about Dartmouth student Taylor Woolrich and her stalker

12 Aug , 2014  

The CPRC’s John Lott has a piece up at Fox News to try to correct the record after Geraldo Rivera’s interview on Fox News last week:

It is often very hard for women who have been victims of sexual type crimes to publicly discuss what has happened to them. Last week in Washington, five women came forward to discuss how gun free zones at colleges have prevented them from defending themselves.

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Even MSNBC has favorable coverage of the Taylor Woolrich case

12 Aug , 2014  

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Estimated 460,000 concealed carry permits in Alabama, Just 4% increase in permits issued in Alabama after discretion removed from Sheriffs

12 Aug , 2014  


On August 1, 2013, Alabama moved from a discretionary concealed handgun permit rule to one where sheriffs had no discretion (copy of law is here). The number of permits in these six counties have increased by only 4 percent, much less than the increase that we are seeing in most of the US.…

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Push for police to use so-called “smart” guns

11 Aug , 2014  

Given problems with reliability and that the gun is now just available as a 22 caliber, police will likely have to be forced to use this gun. One reason for the low caliber is that the shock from the recoil in the higher caliber guns could damage the electronics. But the decision for police to use this gun may be a political decision, not one based on what is best for the safety of the officers.…

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Evidence that guns deter: “Knockout game” attacker asks victim if he is armed before hitting him

10 Aug , 2014  

The Florida Times-Union points to how guns deter in an attack on a man on Neptune Beach.

The victim told police that he believed the boys were playing the “knockout game.” He said he was approached on the beach by one of the boys who asked him if he had a “Glock.” The man was punched after admitting that he was unarmed.

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Georgia getting rid of gun-free school zones

9 Aug , 2014  

There are two new laws that went into effect in Georgia on July 1st (HB 60 and HB 826).

HB 826: A person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 [may possess a concealed firearm] when he or she is within a school safety zone or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a public school or a person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 when he or she has any firearm legally kept within a vehicle when such vehicle is parked within a school safety zone or is in transit through a designated school safety zone

HB 60: A person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10, [may possess a concealed firearm] when such person carries or picks up a student within a school safety zone, at a school function, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school or a person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 when he or she has any weapon legally kept within a vehicle when such vehicle is parked within a school safety zone or is in transit through a designated school safety zone

The two bills are quite different.…

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CPRC in the News: San Diego Union Tribune on our national conference

8 Aug , 2014  


The San Diego Union Tribune article by Lyndsay Winkley had the following:

The national gun debate turned to college campuses after a San Diego woman gave a speech to an activist gathering in Washington D.C. Tuesday criticizing her Ivy League college for not letting her carry a concealed weapon to protect herself from a longtime stalker.

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Greg Gutfeld discusses Taylor Woolrich’s case on Fox News’ “The Five” and Red Eye

8 Aug , 2014  


Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>


Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

Two of the issues raised in both of these segments were whether students should carry a gun for protection even if they aren’t allowed to do so and whether we can trust students to carry (videos also available here and here).…

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Geraldo Rivera makes a complete mess of the Taylor Woolrich case on Fox News

7 Aug , 2014  

Taylor’s case was discussed on Fox News this afternoon.

Unfortunately, Geraldo Rivera was on to discuss Taylor’s case and he was very ill informed about what was happening. Here are just five errors in his discussion.

1) Geraldo claims that Taylor is safe because Bennett will for certain be in jail for the next 4 years and she has nothing to worry about.…

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