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CPRC in the Santa Fe New Mexican: Background check bill — right for New Mexico?

24 Jan , 2017  

With the debate heating up in New Mexico over Michael Bloomberg’s push for Universal Background checks, Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in the newspaper for the state’s capitol.

Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record.

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Michael Bloomberg wasted $20 million on Nevada’s Background Checks on Private Transfers

3 Jan , 2017  

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. Given the supposed 90% support that the media tells us that there is for these polls and the massive financial support provided by Bloomberg, one would think that these initiatives would be slam dunks.  Yet, Bloomberg lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. …

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Remember those claims that 80 to 90% of Americans wanted expanded background checks?: Well, no so much support for specific bills

1 Dec , 2016  

UPDATE January 27, 2014: In a new national ad, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords again implies that since 90% of Americans support background checks that means that they will support the legislation that she is pushing.

“What is Congress afraid of? Nine out of 10 Americans support background checks. They make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Guns, the Second Amendment and what you should hear from Clinton and Trump”

9 Oct , 2016  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News

At this Sunday’s town-hall style presidential debate the public is able to vote for their favorite questions. The ABC News and CNN moderators plan on using the 30 questions that receive the most votes.

Largely because of efforts by gun control organizations, the current top two questions are both on gun control.

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CPRC at Fox News on new California Initiative to require background checks on ammunition purchases

2 May , 2016  

Fox News has a news story on a new initiative being offered by California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.  The initiative has includes proposals either not approved by the the Democrat controlled legislature because they were viewed as unworkable or vetoed by the governor.

. . .  Dr. John R. Lott, Jr.,

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CPRC at Fox News: “You know the case for background checks is weak if . . .”

12 Mar , 2016  

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News is on the extremely low quality of research by public health researchers starts this way:

Academic advocates of gun control apparently need to manipulate the data in order to argue for background checks on private gun transfers.  Even the prestigious medical journal, the Lancet, does not seem to be above publishing junk science on gun control.  

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CPRC on The Laura Ingraham Show: Discussion about President Obama’s inaccurate statements during CNN Townhall on Guns

8 Jan , 2016  

Dr. Lott talks with Laura Ingraham about the many distortions and false statements by President Obama during CNN Townhall on Guns. The radio interview can be listened to here

Audience size 2+ million people.

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CPRC on The Daily Ledger: Dr. John Lott discusses Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns and how it will have a negative impact on law-abiding citizens

8 Jan , 2016  

The Daily Ledger: President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John R. Lott Jr., discusses President Obama’s Executive Actions on Gun Control and how it will have a negative impact on law-abiding citizens. The full video can be viewed here.

 

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CPRC in the National Review: Obama’s Gun-Control Order is Dictatorial, and it Won’t Work

8 Jan , 2016  

 

President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John R. Lott Jr., has an op-ed piece out discussing Obama’s Gun-Control orders and why they simply will not work. The op-ed starts like this

Today, upset that Congress has refused, in his words, to do “something, anything” to stop gun violence, President Obama released executive actions that bring the country closer to his oft-stated goal of “universal” background checks that cover the private transfer of firearms.

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New CPRC Research: “Do Background Checks on Private Gun Transfers help Stop Mass Public Shootings?”

5 Jan , 2016  

Today President Obama addressed the issue of mass public shootings and background checks.  From the Fox News article today discussing our new study:

The report, published by the Crime Prevention Research Center on Jan. 2, argues that not only are background checks expensive, but that they have failed to thwart mass public shootings.

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