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CPRC in the recent news from around the country: Yahoo Finance, Washington Times, NewsMax, and many other places

7 Dec , 2015  

Washington Times, December 7, 2015

Many blame gun violence and terrorist acts on the availability of guns. It seems logical — no guns, no gun violence. The number of guns in the United States has been growing rapidly. Various estimates put the number of guns to well over 300 million, or more than one gun per person.

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Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) reads John Lott’s recent National Review article on background checks on C-SPAN

6 Dec , 2015  




The piece that Congressman Gohmert is reading is available here.

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Bret Baier’s Special Report discusses the CPRC’s research on Mass Public Shootings

5 Dec , 2015  

More detailed information on the numbers used by Bret Baier on Fox News are available here, here, and here.  Peter Docey did make one mistake in discussing our research.  We were not subtracting off terrorist attacks from the totals.

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John Stossel’s column takes on the claims that John Lott’s research has been “discredited”

5 Dec , 2015  

 

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, New Hampshire Union Leader, St. George (UT) Spectrum, Townhall.com, Reason.com, Elko (Ca) Daily Free Press, Human Events, and many others.

This week, my TV show is on gun control. I interviewed activist Leah Barrett, who wants stricter gun laws. (Friday, 8 p.m., Fox Business)

I pointed out that after most states loosened gun laws to let people carry guns, 29 peer-reviewed studies examined the effect.

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CPRC in the Washington Post on Mass Shooting Tracker’s misleading methodology and claim of 355 mass shootings this year

4 Dec , 2015  

John Lott’s past concerns about Mass Shooting Tracker’s methodology were aired by Christopher Ingraham in the Washington Post”

Some observers, such as independent researcher and gun-rights proponent John Lott, object to the tracker’s methodology, because it counts “a lot of shootings where people aren’t killed, criminal gangs are involved, and cases take place out of public view.” He argues that gang violence and domestic violence spring from different causes than instances in the Colorado Springs, Colo., or San Bernardino shootings, and that they should be considered separately.

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CPRC in the Washington Post on ” Fact Checker Obama’s inconsistent claim on the ‘frequency’ of mass shootings in the U.S. compared to other countries”

3 Dec , 2015  

John Lott’s work was quoted extensively in this article in the Washington Post by Michelle Lee.  On Obama’s claims about mass public shootings being unique to the US, the Post only gave him two Pinocchios.

John R. Lott Jr., gun rights analyst who has tracked mass shooting rates in the United States and European countries, said Obama’s references to “frequency” are problematic and inaccurate: “If you are going to compare the U.S.

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CPRC at Fox News discussing “Police union wants NFL to allow concealed carry at stadiums”

30 Nov , 2015  

John Lott was interviewed by Fox News about whether the NFL should ban off-duty police from carrying their service weapons at games.

“Off-duty police had been carrying their guns with them at NFL games from the time the NFL started until about a year-and-a-half ago, and there has never been a single problem,” John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told FoxNews.com.

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CPRC on Washington DC’s big WMAL to discuss DC Police Chief’s advice on civilians should actively take out mass public shooters

30 Nov , 2015  

John Lott talked to Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor about the DC Police Chief’s advice on civilians should actively take out mass public shooters.

Here is also an interesting interview that Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor had with the head of the DC Police Officer Union.

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Rush Limbaugh uses CPRC research on mass public shootings occurring in gun-free zones

26 Nov , 2015  

On October 5, 2015 Rush Limbaugh mentioned some research that the CPRC had put together, though the source that he used doesn’t acknowledge the research as coming from us.  The source of Limbaugh’s number is available in our report here where we go through each and every mass public shooting that occurred.…

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CPRC research showing the claim that police are disproportionately shooting blacks was false was mentioned in CSPAN

26 Nov , 2015  

This segment was shown on C-SPAN on November 15, 2015 at about 12:30 PM.