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Interesting Fact: Virtually all permit holders who are charged with a crime in Texas are found not convicted of any offense

31 Jul , 2014  

Permit holders who are charged with a crime will have their permits suspended or revoked.  Amazingly, these individuals virtually never get convicted.  From 2008 to 2012, suspensions and revocations totaled 6,565, while convictions for primarily misdemeanors and a few felonies totaled 548.  Thus, just 8 percent of those who were suspended or revoked.  …

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Teachers in Missouri getting training to carry guns

31 Jul , 2014  

The CBS News piece buys into the false Bloomberg claim that these types of shootings are becoming more of a threat and it doesn’t address why the concerns over teachers carrying is misplaced, but it is still a useful piece. The fact that CBS News is using the completely discredited Bloomberg claim about the school shooting problem getting worse is very disturbing.…

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: Washington DC’s Three Days Of Gun Freedom

30 Jul , 2014  

The piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

Washington, DC, was the last place in America that completely banned people carrying concealed handguns. Then it was temporarily one of the most liberal.

On Saturday, with a decision by Senior District Court Judge Fredrick Scullin Jr., DC joined six states that no longer require people to get a permit to concealed carry, so-called Constitutional-carry states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Wyoming, Vermont, and virtually all of Montana.

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Interesting fact: Only one state bans permitted concealed handguns in banks

30 Jul , 2014  

Think about sensitive areas where permitted concealed handguns might be banned and the most obvious ones on the list might be banks or places that serve alcohol.  But only one state completely bans carrying handguns in places that serve alcohol: Louisiana.  It turns out that only one state bans permitted concealed handguns: Montana.  …

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CPRC on WMAL to discuss the Stay in Palmer v. DC, the District Court decision striking down DC’s ban on concealed carry

29 Jul , 2014  

CPRC’s John Lott appeared on WMAL with Larry O’Connor at 5:07 to 5:15 PM EDT on Tuesday, July 29th.…

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CPRC at Fox News: False claims on crime may allow illegal immigrants to stay in the US

29 Jul , 2014  

CPRC’s John Lott has a new op-ed at Fox News here:

Why are tens of thousands of unaccompanied children traveling thousands of miles to the U.S.? Is it to avoid violence? Or is it for a chance to live in a much wealthier country?

The answer will likely determine whether they can stay.

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CPRC in the Weekly Standard on the Federal District Court decision on concealed carry

29 Jul , 2014  

Whitney Blake’s article in The Weekly Standard on Senior District Court Judge Fredrick Scullin Jr.’s decision on Saturday to let people carry concealed handguns in DC extensively quotes CPRC president John Lott.

The immediate implications are significant, according to John Lott, a preeminent gun law expert and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Armed doctor saved lives”

29 Jul , 2014  

CPRC’s John Lott has a new piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer that starts this way:

On Thursday afternoon, Dr. Lee Silverman undoubtedly saved many lives. Using a handgun, the Delaware County psychiatrist stopped what both police and the district attorney described as a certain mass killing at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

The attacker, Richard Plotts, is a convicted felon, which bans him from legally owning a gun.

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Federal District Court decision striking down DC’s ban on concealed handguns: Copy and analysis

26 Jul , 2014  

A copy of the decision is available here.

Effective immediately – since DC has no other laws in effect concerning carrying a firearm except the one just struck down – DC is legally a Constitutional Carry area for non-residents at this time. Non-residents will be able to legally carry in DC under the same rules that we currently see in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Wyoming, Vermont, and 99.4% of Montana.…