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Most Americans Oppose Re-instituting a National Assault Weapon Ban

19 Dec , 2015  

New surveys by ABC News/Washington Post and CBS News/New York Times show that the drop in support for a nationwide ban in so-called “assault weapons” mirrors the general decline in support for gun control that has been observed in the last couple of decades (here and here).  The  average of the two surveys weighted by the number of people surveyed shows that 6.9% more people oppose a national ban than support it.  …

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The long list of illegal weapons used by the terrorists in the Paris attack

13 Jan , 2015  

In reaction to the terrorist attack in Paris, we have gotten these types of comments:

“There’s too many [expletive] guns out there.  Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’” — Actor Liam Neeson, January 12th, 2014

“One thing that is different here is weapons are universally available and so, uh it is actually a very good thing that the tensions are not exactly the same because we would expect to have a lot more of that sort of carnage here.” — Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson, January 9th, 2014

The irony here is that the Paris attack occurred in a country with some of the strongest gun control restrictions in the world.  …

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CPRC in the News: Explaining why limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets is dangerous

18 Jul , 2014  

CPRC’s op-ed in the Star-Ledger (the largest paper in New Jersey) starts this way:

Gun control advocates just can’t let go of Gov. Chris Christie vetoing of a bill limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets. Christie’s warning that the bill wouldn’t save lives might not be politically popular, but it was scientifically accurate.

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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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Errors in Piers Morgan last speech on guns at the end of his show on CNN

30 Mar , 2014  


Below is the relevant text of Piers Morgan’s comments. Here a few comments.

1) Doesn’t Piers recognize the irony that the Aurora movie theater and Newtown shootings both occurred where guns are banned? That the movie theater shooting occurred in the one movie theater out of seven showing the Batman movie near where the killer lived?…

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

6 Jan , 2014  

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

4 Jan , 2014  

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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10 Defensive Gun Uses in December 2012 where victims had to fire a lot of shots in self defense

28 Jan , 2013  

There are a lot of cases where victims face multiple attackers.  Here are just some of the cases from December 2012.  When I read through these cases it was clear to me that there were seven cases that involved a large number of defensive shots fired.

While it’s not popular to say, gun control worked in all three of the tragedies.

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