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.

1 Nov , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Hidden consequences of Washington State’s gun background check Initiative 594”

CPRC’s John Lott has another piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Let’s say a stalker is threatening a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun?

If you live in Washington State, loaning her your gun may soon make you a criminal and will likely land you in prison.

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7 Oct , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun propaganda”

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

When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups release a report, they consistently garner massive, uncritical news coverage.  Alas. With the huge number of factual mistakes in these reports, you would think that reporters would have grown wary of pushing their propaganda.

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4 Oct , 2014

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CPRC on John Stossel’s Fox News Show discussing Bloomberg’s false claims on guns

CPRC’s John Lott appeared on John Stossel’s show to discuss people’s fears about guns and analyze two television ads put out by Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups.  John Stossel’s show invited Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations to send a representative to debate on guns, but, as they have done so many times in the past, Shannon Watts and the rest of Bloomberg’s staff declined to participate.  …

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2 Oct , 2014

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New CPRC Report: Errors in Bloomberg’s latest report on Mass Shootings

Bloomberg’s reports continue to have major errors.  The CPRC is proud to release a new report on Bloomberg’s most recent study on mass shootings (a copy of our report is available here).  Here is the abstract of our latest report:

Mass public shootings, where the shooter intends to commit mass murder in a public place, has not “exploded” over the last five years, as frequently claimed in the media, either in terms of the number of attacks or the number of people killed. 

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27 Sep , 2014

CPRC at the Gun RIghts Policy Conference

Here is an audio of John Lott’s talk at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago on September 27th. Lott’s presentation focused on some of the misinformation being put out by Michael Bloomberg and the Obama administration.

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25 Sep , 2014

CPRC discussed in new Forbes article: “How Bloomberg’s Million-Dollar Desire For Gun Control Is Backfiring”

The article today in Forbes starts this way and is highly recommended:

With the midterms just over a month away New York City’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending at least $50 million to make his gun-control agenda part of this election. His gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety has endorsed more than 100 federal and state candidates.

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8 Sep , 2014

Bloomberg’s groups continue to push to ban guns in businesses

Bloomberg’s groups have been pushing for sometime to get businesses to ban guns in their facilities.  On Monday, Panera Bread announced that it was asking customers not to bring guns to its restaurants” ((314) 984-1000).  But much of the media coverage has been misleading and simply asking people not to bring their guns with them won’t have any legal effect.  …

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1 Sep , 2014

UPDATED: More misleading information from Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety on guns: “Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings,” Showing how mass public shootings keep occurring in gun-free zones

UPDATE: While the first part of the discussion here goes through each mass public shooting from 2009 to 2014 discussed in the Bloomberg report, further down in this post we have updated cases up through 2015 and the sources of older cases dating back to 1950.  At the end of the post we have a response to Everytown’s response to our post.  …

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31 Jul , 2014

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Bloomberg’s gun controllers use lawyers to stop political debate, what is Bloomberg afraid of?

Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety put together a video about the risks that guns supposedly pose for women.  Two points about this video:

1) This ex-husband could have seriously wounded or killed the woman without any help from a gun.

2) The presence of a gun in this case would have made a much bigger difference in the woman’s ability to defend herself than it would for a man.  …