30 Nov , 2015

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

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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30 Nov , 2015

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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

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.

26 Nov , 2015

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

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.…

26 Nov , 2015

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

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

22 Nov , 2015

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CPRC in the News around the Country: From Jacksonville to Houston to San Francisco

The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida), Saturday, November 21, 2015

From the start, the controversy over Stand Your Ground laws has included discussions of race.

Critics have said they favor white defendants who claim self-defense against black people. . . . .

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and someone who has long contended that more guns will lead to reduced crime, said the law protects minorities.

15 Nov , 2015

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Recent CPRC’s media coverage from around the country: Detroit Free Press, Daily Caller, Newser, Digital Journal

Digital Journal, November 12, 2015

Maryland lawmakers passed the ballistic-fingerprinting measure in 2000, and it was signed into law by then-Governor Parris N. Glendening (D) as a way for police to use shell casings found at crime scenes to find the gun that had fired them. . . .

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center spoke with Fox News. 

9 Nov , 2015

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CPRC research discussed by Ben Swann on CBS46-TV in Atlanta



In his report, Ben Swann on the local Fox affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia mentions the CPRC research on the number of permits issued as well as our work on how law-abiding permit holders are.

5 Nov , 2015

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CPRC IN THE NEWS: WASHINGTON POST, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Raleigh’s WRAL, Pittsburgh’s WPXI TV, and Others

Washington Post, November 3, 2015

One big factor driving this trend? An explosion in the popularity of concealed-carry handgun permits. Data maintained by independent researcher and gun rights advocate John Lott suggests that the number of concealed carry permit holders jumped from around 3 million in the early 2000s to over 11 million by 2014.

3 Nov , 2015

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Interview with Brazilian Media over Legislation to Liberalize Brazilian Gun Control Laws

 

John Lott was interviewed by Gabriel Brust with Portugues do Brasil about the move to liberalize their gun laws (November 2, 2015):

With the advancement in the National Congress of the bill repealing the Disarmament Statute in force since 2003, making it less rigid rules for the acquisition of firearms, a war of conflicting numbers municia those who defend and who is opposed to changing the law.

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2 Nov , 2015

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CPRC interviewed by Fox News about Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Stopping Robbery in Chicago

CPRC’s John Lott was interviewed by Fox News about a permit holder who stopped a robbery in Chicago:

. . . The incident could add more fuel to the ongoing debate about whether the proliferation of handguns is responsible for crime or if more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens can actually make people safer.