30 Jun , 2017

Kesten Green on Australia’s The Bolt Report about whether more guns mean less crime

Kesten Green, a senior fellow with the CPRC and researcher at the University of South Australia Business School, was on SKY News’ The Bold Report to discuss how gun ownership deters violent crime.  The discussion starts off with a recent news story from Australia where three robbers tried to steal a car but they ran away as soon as the female victim pulled out a gun.  …

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29 Jun , 2017

Milwaukee police union president talks about how law-abiding permit holders are: police have not arrested “even one”

“I have never had a conversation with you, chief, relative to you displaying that we are arresting an overwhelming amount of people, or even one person, who’s committed a crime while carrying a CCW (permit,),” said Mike Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, the police union.

It isn’t as if Milwaukee hasn’t had much experience with the law.  …

28 Jun , 2017

CPRC in the News: Bloomberg Businessweek, Detroit Free Press, Washington Examiner, Maine Sun Journal and others

Breitbart.com, June 15, 2017

Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-TX) noted Dr. John Lott’s work in an interview that he did on SiriusXM radio.

“We cannot allow Washington D.C. to continue to be a place where only the criminals and the police have guns. That needs to change. We need to have law-abiding folks carry guns.

28 Jun , 2017

At The Hill: Crime pays: How Michael Brown’s family cashed in

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in The Hill newspaper on the $1.5 million “secret” payment made by Ferguson to the Michael Brown family.  The piece starts this way:

First, Michael Brown robbed a store. Then he viciously assaulted a policeman, fighting for the officer’s gun.

The officer was left badly bruised and worried he might lose consciousness.

28 Jun , 2017

In America’s 1st Freedom: “Finding America’s Murder Problem”

To enlarge pictures please open in a new tab.  Update: A link to the article is now available here.

27 Jun , 2017

On the Jim Bohannon morning show to discuss the aftermath of the Alexandria shooting — well worth listening to

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about where the gun debate stands after the Alexandria shooting.  “America in the Morning” is a nation wide syndicated radio show.  The material for these two topics can be seen in these op-eds.

At Fox News: “Why our heated political rhetoric will only get worse, not better”

In the New York Daily News: The shooting of Steve Scalise is an argument for concealed-carry reciprocity

At the Wall Street Journal: Congressman, Defend Thyself: Many lawmakers have gun permits, but we can’t use them in DC

(Friday, June 16, 2017)

26 Jun , 2017

On the One America News Network: Legislation would allow members of Congress to arm themselves

Dr. John Lott talked to the One America News Network about Congressmen and staff being able to carry guns for protection.

(June 22, 2017)

26 Jun , 2017

At the Wall Street Journal: Congressman, Defend Thyself: Many lawmakers have gun permits,but we can’t use them in DC

Dr. John Lott co-authored this piece with Congressmen Tom Massie (R-KY), though the Wall Street Journal thought that since this was an attack on congressmen it made more sense if Massie’s name alone was on it.  The article began this way:

When Republican lawmakers came under fire during a June 14 baseball practice in Virginia, they were trapped by a tall fence with one exit.

25 Jun , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss the Alexandria shooting’s implications for concealed-carry reciprocity

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the Alexandria shooting’s implications for concealed-carry reciprocity.

(Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

24 Jun , 2017

At The Hill newspaper: “The media plays dishonest numbers game with guns”

Dr. John Lott’s latest op-ed in The Hill newspaper starts this way:

A brand new PEW Research Center survey last week shows that gun ownership by households is up to 42 percent — an increase of 5 percentage points in the past four years.

dYet, few mainstream media outlets announced the increase.

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