25 Oct , 2015

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How Bloomberg’s Everytown discusses gun-free zones: unable to debate the facts, they engage in false personal attacks

Gun-free zones are a serious problem. Shannon Watts, the head of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action, claimed that research that John Lott had done was “wrong and misleading” and that Lott was “debunked.”  When Lott responded with a point-by-point refutation of her claim, she accused him of being a Twitter “troll.”  Watts makes clearly personal attacks, but she feels that it is improper for someone to factually respond to her claims.  …


29 Apr , 2015

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News coverage on Bloomberg’s research director’s refusal to debate with John Lott

John Lott’s and Everytown’s research director separate presentations on C-SPAN on Saturday highlighted Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate. There have been about a dozen instances over the last seven or eight years where producers will call John Lott up to participate in a discussion and then they disinvite him once they realize that Mayors Against Illegal Guns or other Bloomberg representatives.…


27 Apr , 2015

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Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn’t convince Kroger to ban guns

Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.”

On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him.…


25 Apr , 2015

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CPRC on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on people’s changing views on guns, Bloomberg’s research director explains why he won’t debate

From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.”

Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour on C-SPAN to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown.  …

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13 Mar , 2015


CPRC at Fox News: Why Michael Bloomberg’s latest push for gun control is all wrong

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

Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws.  From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. 


4 Mar , 2015

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Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

Bloomberg’s argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned.

So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems?…


17 Feb , 2015

Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action makes false statement to Texas state Senators, claiming that there are no numbers on the behavior of permit holders

The bizarre thing here is that Moms Demand Action really thought that they could get away with their claim that there is no data available on how permit holders behave.  Surely, Texas state Senators know what information is offered by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and similar data is available for other states (Michigan and Florida, though the CPRC didn’t pay to obtain the Florida data).  …

11 Feb , 2015

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Bloomberg’s false racist claims about who commits crime

At 41:10 into this Q&A session in Aspen, Colorado last week, Michael Bloomberg made this claim about who the criminals are

First thing is . . . 95% of your murderers and murder victims fit one MO. You can just take the description xerox it and pass it out to all the cops.


30 Jan , 2015

CPRC on Frank Beckmann’s Show on WJR, the coming anti-gun push from Bloomberg

CPRC’s John Lott was on the 50,000 Watt WJR from 10:50 to 11:00 AM on Friday, January 30th. Steve Gruber was substituting for Frank. Lott and Steve discussed the huge amounts of money that Bloomberg, various foundations, and President Obama are putting into trying to change people’s views on guns.

Lott was also on the Bob Dutko Show on Thursday, January 29, 2015.…


28 Nov , 2014

CPRC in the news on Bloomberg’s Everytown gun control claims to talk about at Thanksgiving dinner

For the second year in a row, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown has tried to get people to talk about gun control during Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, the claims that Bloomberg wants people to talk to this year are no more accurate (see “Talking Turkey About Guns, 2014”).  From Guns.com:

. . . The figures at the heart of the current infographic, however, have been discredited by Dr.