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Are there any cases where DNA evidence proves that an innocent person was put to death?

7 May , 2014  


The one modern case that death penalty opponents point to that comes closest to meeting this claim involves Claude Jones Texas, who was convicted in 1989 and executed in 2000. Two pieces of evidence were involved in his trial: the testimony of two accomplice who planned the robbery with Jones and who provided him with the gun used in the killing as well as a hair sample at the scene that turned out to be someone else’s.…

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CPRC on Fox News to discuss Chicago’s policing policies and restrictions on poor people being able to defend themselves

6 May , 2014  


Appearance: Saturday, April 26th, 9:33 to 9:37 PM. Here is a rough transcript.

Judge Jeanine: With me now, political commentator, author of seven books [actually eight] including More Guns, Less Crime, John Lott. Okay. More Guns, Less Crime. That is counter intuitive. What does that mean?

Lott: Just as you can deter criminals with higher arrest rates or conviction rates, the fact that victims can defend themselves can also deter criminals.

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Human Events and The Examiner note the importance of the CPRC’s crowd funding effort.

5 May , 2014  

The link to the crowd funding page is available here.

Guns & Patriots at Human Events: GUN RIGHTS FOES RELY ON SHODDY STUDIES, SLACK STATS

The economist, who is the leading expert on gun violence statistics, told Guns & Patriots that gun control advocates produce faulty research to confuse the public and further their gun ban agenda.

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Who commits murder?: Not who you think

5 May , 2014  

Remember the saying that the spouse is almost always the one who committed the murder? Or the fear that people should have of family members who might harm you?
Take the breakdown of the 16,272 murders in 2008.

Family current of past, immediate family or not

9.4% are murders committed by the Husband, Wife, Common-law Husband, Common-law Wife, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Brother, Sister, In-law, Stepfather, Stepmother, Stepson, or Stepdaughter.

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Mass shooting yesterday at FedEx facility in Kennesaw Georgia took place in yet another “gun-free zone”

30 Apr , 2014  

UPDATE: John Lott’s newest Fox News piece is on this: Media bias on gun free zones. The piece goes through errors in discussions by the Wall Street Journal on this shooting.

Picture from the Associated Press
Picture from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When are news reports going to mention the simple fact that yet another attack has occurred in a gun-free zone?…

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CPRC at National Review: “Bogus Gun-Control Numbers: To prove that concealed handguns are dangerous, the Violence Policy Center cooks the books”

29 Apr , 2014  

 

How far will gun control advocates go to advance their cause? The newest piece at National Review Online starts this way:

People walking the streets armed with guns are dangerous, right? With all 50 states finally allowing concealed handguns to at least some degree and with over 11 million Americans now having permits to carry them, this question ought to have been settled.

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Debate over gun free zones on Southern California Public Radio

28 Apr , 2014  

The audio of the discussion on KPCC is available here.

Where should people be allowed to bring their guns? What will the impact of looser regulations be at the state and national level? How would a program that allows nationwide concealed weapons work? What are the potential risks and benefits?

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Save Lives & Deter Criminals — Help start the Crime Prevention Research Center

28 Apr , 2014  

The crowd funding site is available here at Indiegogo.

CPRC’s primary goals are to:

  • Advance the scientific understanding of the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety.
  • Improve the awareness and knowledge of this scientific understanding among the public, journalists, and policy makers.
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    CPRC interviewed in the Sunday Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Michael Bloomberg’s push for gun control

    27 Apr , 2014  

    The interview that John Lott had with Eric Heyl at the Pittsburg Tribune-Review starts this way:

    John R. Lott Jr. is president of the Crime Prevention Research Center in Washington, D.C. He spoke to the Trib regarding former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pledge to commit $50 million of his personal fortune toward his new gun control organization, Everytown for Gun Safety.

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