17 Sep , 2014

Obama renews call for more gun control

On the one-year anniversary of the Navy Yard shooting, President Obama “called on Americans to renew the push for gun-control legislation”:

“One year ago, 12 Americans went to work to protect and strengthen the country they loved,” Obama said. “Today, we must do the same — rejecting atrocities like these as the new normal and renewing our call for common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the gun violence that shatters too many American families every day.” .

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17 Jul , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Chicago violence: The buck stops with you, Rahm Emanuel”

The newest CPRC op-ed at Fox News starts this way:

Over the July 4 weekend, in Chicago alone, 16 people were shot to death and another 66 were wounded.  At a press briefing on July 11, the White House weighed in, stating that Obama would “continue to make the case” that lawmakers should adopt new gun control laws.

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16 May , 2014

So what caused crime rates to go up in 2012 in Chicago?: An extended discussion on the Dennis Miller Radio Show

The main event: Dennis was nice enough to have both the police officer and John Lott to discuss the issue of Chicago’s murder rates more fully on Friday, May 16th from 12:33 to 1:00 PM, audio here. The second half the interview was on the general issue of why more guns mean less crime.…

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6 May , 2014

CPRC on Fox News to discuss Chicago’s policing policies and restrictions on poor people being able to defend themselves


Appearance: Saturday, April 26th, 9:33 to 9:37 PM. Here is a rough transcript.

Judge Jeanine: With me now, political commentator, author of seven books [actually eight] including More Guns, Less Crime, John Lott. Okay. More Guns, Less Crime. That is counter intuitive. What does that mean?

Lott: Just as you can deter criminals with higher arrest rates or conviction rates, the fact that victims can defend themselves can also deter criminals.

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21 Mar , 2014

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CPRC on Blaze TV with Dana Loesch to discuss the BATF’s Ares Raid in California and Bloomberg’s “research”


The audio of John Lott’s appearance is available here (March 21, 2014, 5:21 to 5:26 PM). This audio contains the five minutes before John Lott is interviewed as Dana is interviewing the Ares shop owner who was dealing with the BATF.

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21 Mar , 2014

CPRC on Sandy Rios’ radio show on Dr. Murthy’s nomination to be Surgeon General

Lott’s interview with Sandy Rios on America Family Radio is available here (March 21, 2014, 8:20 to 8:35 AM).

The piece that we discussed is available at Fox News.

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21 Mar , 2014

CPRC on the Dana Show to discuss the Ares Raid in California and the Murthy nomination to be surgeon general

Dana’s radio show is always fun and this show was no different: available here (March 20, 2014 from 1:36 to 1:47 PM). A discussion of the BATF raid is available here from Fox News:

The ATF says their investigation into Ares Armor stems from the sale of a new plastic version of the 80 percent lower receiver, which can be used to build AR-15 rifles, according to the report.

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19 Mar , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “Surgeon General nomination forces Senate Democrats to hide gun views”

Our newest piece by John Lott at Fox News starts this way:

When will some Democrats who describe themselves as “pro-gun” realize that they aren’t fooling anyone?

Here’s their latest deception. President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general is in trouble, because the National Rifle Association decided that it was going to “score” the vote – that is, let its members know which senators voted for someone they believe is a threat to people being able to own guns for self-defense.

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16 Mar , 2014

Bloomberg’s Gun Control Groups plan strategy to pressure companies to oppose gun ownership

Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action want to push their “success” with Starbucks to other companies. In September, 2013, Starbucks issued the following policy:

Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. . . .

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20 Feb , 2014

CPRC on KMOX to discuss new studies funded by Bloomberg on school shootings and Missouri

John Lott appeared on the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX to discuss new research funded by Michael Bloomberg on schooling shootings and Missouri ending its universal background check rules for handguns. The audio of the interview is available here (KMOX, Thursday, February 20, 4:05 to 4:14 PM CST).

Note: There was an error at the beginning of the segment suggesting that Bloomberg gave money to the CPRC.…

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