Appeals Court Judges Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, Sidney R. Thomas, and Consuelo M. Callahan, who made the decision striking down California’s requirement of demonstrating the need to carry a concealed handgun before a permit was granted, have now made the same decision regarding Hawaii. Of course, people who want to be able to carry shouldn’t run out very quickly to go and get their permits (Orange County, California is an exception (see also here)).…
The audio from Sunday, February 23, 2014 on their Sunday Morning Newsmakers show is available here.
The audio of the interview with John Lott is available here (8:07 to 8:14 EST AM, Wednesday, February 19, 2014).
• Write up on the court’s decision is available here.
CPRC was on George Noory’s radio show last night for the first two hours of the show (3.25 million weekly listeners). Among the topics: the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case striking down California’s concealed handgun law, the big push to scare Americans into not owning guns, the head of Interpol’s views on gun-free zones, 3D printers, and polls on gun-free zones.…
John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
California may soon join 42 other states in letting people carry concealed handguns once they meet certain objective criteria.
Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state couldn’t ban both concealed and open carry guns. The court also struck down the so-called “good cause” requirement for getting a permit, saying that concern for one’s personal safety should be sufficient justification.
From the article in the Christian Science Monitor:
Arguments for concealed carry
“I don’t argue that there are no problems with [concealed-carry permit holders], but when you look at the data it’s pretty hard to find any other group in the population that’s as law-abiding as” permitted gun carriers, says John Lott Jr., an economist and gun-rights advocate and author of “More Guns, Less Crime.”
“The type of person who’s going to go through the process of getting a concealed-carry permit is not the kind of person you have to worry about,” he says.
The newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
January is National Stalking Awareness Month and this week’s announcement by Civitas Media, that it was constructing a national database of concealed handgun permit holders, couldn’t have come at a worse time.
This is quite a service Civitas will provide stalkers with.
The discussion focused on everything from Illinois’ new concealed carry law to background checks (audio of the 12 minute interview is available here)
CPRC’s John Lott was on Erin Burnett’s CNN show on Friday night. The video of the show is available in two parts (here and here). CNN gave this description of the show:
A surprising statement on gun violence from the police chief of one of America’s most violent cities.
Detroit’s top cop James Craig says he thinks more people need guns to keep safe.
A New op-ed piece by John Lott starts this way:
President Obama has pushed hard for gun control this year and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars on ads, but the administration’s promise to coordinate “a November lobbying effort and plan events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut” has gotten little traction.