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CPRC on NewsMax TV’s The Daily Wrap to discuss the latest push for gun control after the shooting of journalists in Virginia

29 Aug , 2015  

John Lott appeared on NewsMax TV’s The Daily Wrap to discuss the latest debate in gun control after the shooting of the journalists in Virginia (Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:05 to 6:09 PM).

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: “Why Background Checks Couldn’t Stop Dylan Roof”

11 Jul , 2015  

John Lott’s latest piece at the Daily Caller discusses the FBI’s announcement that mistakes were made in the background check for his gun purchase. His piece starts this way:

The FBI says that the federal background check system for guns should have stopped Dylann Roof, the racist who killed nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston.

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Yet more evidence that these killers are deterred by people with guns: Charleston, South Carolina Church Shooter

20 Jun , 2015  

We have previously pointed out how mass public shooting after mass public shooting keep occurring where guns are banned. Here is yet another case of these killers avoiding places where people with guns might be able to stop their killing spree. From the Associated Press:

Last week, while they were drinking in the back of Scriven’s house, Roof blurted out his plan about carrying out a mass shooting at the College of Charleston.

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CPRC puts in Amicus brief in 9th Circuit case fighting to end California’s 10-day waiting period for those who already own guns

1 Jun , 2015  


In response to claims made before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the CPRC has pointed to that there is no evidence showing that background checks or waiting periods reduce any type of violent crime or total suicides. The case before the court is more specific than that because the claim is that there is a benefit to a 10-day waiting period for those who already lawfully possess a firearm as confirmed in the Automated Firearms System, possess a valid Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license, or who possess a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE).…

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CPRC on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on people’s changing views on guns, Bloomberg’s research director explains why he won’t debate

25 Apr , 2015  



From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.”

Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour on C-SPAN to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown.  …

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CPRC on the Dana Loesch Radio Show to discuss new background check proposals and defensive gun uses

23 Jan , 2015  

John Lott appeared on Dana’s national radio show twice yesterday (Thursday, January 22nd, 2014 at 2:23 to 2:30 PM and 3:05 to 3:16 PM).

The first segment discusses recent statements by media figures as well as a claim in Politico  that defensive gun uses are a myth.

The second segment discusses the push for “expanded” background checks.…

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CPRC in the Associated Press on background checks

9 Dec , 2014  

From Matt Stroud at the Associated Press:

. . . John R. Lott, Jr., author of More Guns Less Crime, doesn’t think Hunt’s gun purchase indicates that gun regulations should change.

He said studies consistently show that background checks don’t reduce violent crime, but they can produce “false positive” results that block law-abiding citizens from purchasing a gun.

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CPRC in the news on claims that the background check system would be fixed if only more names of prohibited people were included

26 Nov , 2014  

AWR Hawkins with Breitbart News has this:

Breitbart News spoke with Crime Prevention Research Center president John Lott about the suggestion that a lack of information is allowing the wrong people to slip through our current background check system. Lott suggested the problem is completely different—that the real problem is in how our current background check system can inadvertently prevent law-abiding citizens from getting the guns they need when they need them.

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So much for the claim that “Nine out of 10 Americans support [expanded] background checks”

5 Nov , 2014  


It is frequently claimed that 90 percent of Americans support the expanded background check bills that are being considered before different legislatures, though other surveys indicate that support for the actual bills is below 50 percent.

Well, gun control advocates were able to write up their own initiative (594) and put it on the ballot in Washington State.…

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CPRC joined David Boze on Seattle’s KTTH to discuss the so-called “Background check” Initiative 594

3 Nov , 2014  

With the election tomorrow on Washington State’s Initiative 594, CPRC’s John Lott joined David Boze on Seattle’s KTTH (audio available here, Monday, November 3rd, 2014 from 10:05 to 10:30 AM EST). The initiative is going to give a lot of people real surprises.

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