13 Feb , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “It may soon be easy to carry a permitted concealed handgun in California”

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.

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2 Feb , 2014

CPRC in the Christian Science Monitor: How law-abiding are concealed handgun permit holders

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.

25 Jan , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: Civitas Media’s concealed weapon databases of permit holders won’t make US safer

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.

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6 Jan , 2014

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

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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4 Jan , 2014

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CPRC participates in CNN discussion on Detroit Police Chief’s statement that letting more people carry concealed handguns will deter more crime


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.

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13 Dec , 2013

Newest Fox News piece: “1 year after Newtown, support for stricter gun control has disappeared”

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.

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5 Nov , 2013

Newest Fox New piece: New gun rules for Neighborhood Watch volunteers in Sanford, Fla. about race, politics not saving lives

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

When lives are on the line, what saves lives — not politics – should guide policy.

Gun control advocates used to warn about blood in the streets if we didn’t tighten gun laws, but as concealed handgun permits in the U.S.

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2 Sep , 2013

Newest op-ed piece: Gun toting teachers’ names must remain private

John Lott’s newest Fox News piece starts this way:

Are people safer if criminals know who is carrying concealed handguns? Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel seems to think so. 
With school starting soon, he claims that if the Clarksville, Arkansas School District lets employees carry concealed handguns at school,their names must be made public.

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