20 Apr , 2018

The downside of police being able to seize people’s guns

Tarek El Moussa and then-wife Christina separated following an incident in which she called the police to warn that her husband posed a risk with his gun.  Tarek, a concealed handgun permit holder, had taken his gun with him when he went hiking.  From the New York Post:

“Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa insists he wasn’t suicidal when he stormed out of his family home with guns in May 2016.

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13 Jul , 2016

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CPRC in the Washington Post: Guns and Suicides

In an article that spends most of its time quoting gun control advocates’ claims that gun ownership leads to suicide, one paragraph at the end of their long piece offered an alternative view by John Lott.

These laws are wrongfully “assuming guns actually contribute to suicide,” according to John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which advocates for gun rights.

30 Jan , 2016

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CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily: “Gun Vs. Traffic Accident Deaths: Getting The Data Straight”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily is available here:

Which are you more likely to be killed by: a car or a gun? We all know how many people die on the roads each year, so it would be mindblowing if there were actually more gun deaths than motor vehicle deaths.

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1 Jun , 2015

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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


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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