28 Sep , 2017

In the Detroit News: “Handgun permit holders boost safety”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Detroit News on how incredibly law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are. This piece looks at recent claims by public health researchers that those who have guns tend to drive more dangerously.  The piece starts this way:

Concealed handgun permit holders have long been known to be extremely law-abiding.

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25 Sep , 2017

Concealed handgun permit holders much less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers

Some public health researchers have attempted to link permitted concealed carry to aggressive or reckless driving.  Before turning to two of the papers by public health researchers, let’s look at some of the data on driving behavior.  Just as handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding, they also drive much more responsibly than the general public.

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29 Jun , 2017

Milwaukee police union president talks about how law-abiding permit holders are: police have not arrested “even one”

“I have never had a conversation with you, chief, relative to you displaying that we are arresting an overwhelming amount of people, or even one person, who’s committed a crime while carrying a CCW (permit,),” said Mike Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, the police union.

It isn’t as if Milwaukee hasn’t had much experience with the law.  …

16 May , 2017

In the Hill Newspaper: How gun control advocates play the mainstream media for suckers

Dr. John Lott has his newest piece in The Hill newspaper on fake news in the media.  It starts this way:

Time-after-time, the New York Times and other publications have repeated the same false claim that concealed handgun permit holders are dangerous.

This claim will continue to be made as debate heats up over reciprocity, which would allow concealed handgun permits to be used across states like driver’s licenses.

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20 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the National Review: The New York Times’ Bogus Crime Data about Concealed-Handgun Permit Holders

Dr. John Lott has another piece at National Review about the New York Times continuing to disseminate clear false claims by the New York Times (though this could just as well be written about other publications such as The Hill):

For the fourth time in less than two years, the New York Times has run an editorial repeating blatantly false numbers to convince readers that concealed-handgun permit holders are dangerous (January 12, 2017; December 1, 2016; November 26, 2015; February 11, 2015).

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3 Nov , 2015

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: “The New York Times Keeps Getting Its Gun Facts Shockingly Wrong”

John Lott has a new op-ed at the Daily Caller:

Last week, a New York Times editorial shockingly claimed that American concealed handgun permit holders have been responsible for 763 non-self-defense deaths since 2007. The Times editorial cites these numbers as proof of the “myth of the vigilant citizen” and “foolhardy notion of quick-draw resistance.”

But the numbers they rely on from the Violence Policy Center are fatally flawed, quadruple counting legitimate self-defense cases as criminal murders and blaming suicides on permits when the suicides don’t even involve guns.

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24 Feb , 2015

CPRC in Fox News: Police are extremely Law-abiding, but concealed handgun permit holders are even more so

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

. . . Gun control advocates just can’t accept the fact that concealed handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding.  The New York Times’ recent attack on permit holders is typical.  It is filled with triple-counting of legitimate self-defense cases. Murders or suicides by permit holders are blamed on guns, even when no gun was involved. 

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