9 Aug , 2019

Reviewing basic facts about Assault Weapon Bans, Background checks on private gun transfers, and Red Flag Laws

Here is some basic starter information on three types of laws that are being extensively discussed these days.

Background Checks on the Private Transfer of Guns (Universal Background Checks) — See here

Red Flag Laws — See here

Assault Weapon Ban (see here and here)

For much more in-depth info, please see Dr.…

27 Jun , 2019

Ford Motors tells Alabama car dealership to stop giving away guns after a mass shooting in California

After a shooting in California county where concealed handgun permits are banned for general citizens, Ford Motor’s solution is not to have Americans own guns? You can see the link available here.

A man who had just been fired from a Northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said.

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21 Feb , 2019

Nancy Pelosi on her support for declaring a national emergency on gun control

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about her desire to use a national emergency to enact gun control regulations. From February 14, 2019:

just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people.

You want to talk about a national emergency? Let’s talk about today, the one year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America.

6 Feb , 2019

House Judiciary holds hearing on Gun Violence in America: Uses CPRC research on how Universal Background Checks and other gun control stops law-abiding from getting guns for self-defense

Congressman Louie Gohmert’s questions and comments regarding gun-control

Congressman Louie Gohmert gives a statement about universal background checks and fees associated with those checks impacting low-income Americans from being able to protect themselves. Congressman Gohmert made extensive use of the CPRC’s research in his statement to the committee (see here and here).…

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21 Jul , 2018

At Fox News: Trump Administration agreement means “This Marks the End of Gun Control”

Dr. John Lott has a major piece up at Fox News where he explains how a new Trump Administration agreement means “This Marks the End of Gun Control.” The piece starts this way:

The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech.

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6 Apr , 2018

Who does gun control actually disarm?

Mr. Mark Robinson made a very powerful statement before the Greensboro City Council. He was reacting to the Greensboro, NC Mayor’s proposal to stop hosting gun shows at the Greensboro Coliseum. Mr. Robinson talked about who is disarmed by gun control laws.

Gun control may disarm some criminals, but if its primary impact is to disarm law-abiding citizens, you will get increases in crime.…

21 Jun , 2016

Fox News Opinion

CPRC at Fox News: “The dirty secret about the four Senate gun control bills”

Dr. Lott’s piece at Fox News starts this way:

In Orlando on Thursday, President Obama again called on Congress to do something about these mass public shootings.  But the dirty secret about the four different bills that the Senate will vote on Monday is that everyone knows that none of them would have stopped the Orlando massacre. 

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20 Mar , 2016

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A machine gun that “it’s nearly impossible to prevent its production”

Gun control advocates don’t seem to realize how gun control laws primarily prevent law-abiding citizens, not criminals from getting guns.  It isn’t just an issue of smuggling guns.  It is also a question of being able to produce them, even machine guns.  Israel can’t stop domestic terrorists from making their own machine guns.  

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18 Dec , 2015

Obama and Bloomberg

President Obama and Michael Bloomberg meet in White House to discuss the Executive Actions Obama is Planning

President Obama’s meeting with other gun control advocates indicates that executive action on gun control is likely imminent.  From The Hill newspaper:

. . . Obama huddled with Bloomberg “as part of the administration’s continuing push to address gun violence in America,” the White House said in a statement.
“The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them and what more could be done at the state and local level to help address gun violence in America,” the White House added.

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28 Jun , 2015

Obama Eulogy for Pinckney Gun Control

President Obama uses the Eulogy for Rev. Pickney to Push for more Gun Control


FOR TOO LONG — [APPLAUSE] FOR TOO LONG, WE HAVE BEEN BLIND TO THE UNIQUE MAYHEM THAT GUN VIOLENCE AFFLICTS UPON THIS NATION. [APPLAUSE]

SPORADICALLY, OUR EYES ARE OPEN. WHEN IT OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE CUT DOWN IN A CHURCH BASEMENT, 12 IN A MOVIE THEATER, 26 AND AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — I N AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.