20 Jun , 2014

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at  Friday, June 20, 2.12 PM

CPRC at Fox News: What liberal media won’t tell you: School shooting deaths down, not up, across America

The Fox News piece starts this way:

Is there an epidemic of school shootings? Parents are understandably fearful, but their fear is unjustified. Schools are relatively safe places, and they have gotten much safer.

While even one death is too many, the number of children killed in school shootings has declined over the last couple of decades.

, ,

18 Jun , 2014

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at Wednesday, June 18, 8.46 PM

Former executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety admits that their proposals won’t stop these attacks

Mark Glaze, the executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety until earlier this month, told the Wall Street Journal that the policies that they propose enacting wouldn’t stop these attacks:

“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think.

, ,

13 Jun , 2014

School Firearm Deaths K-12 & Univ

UPDATED information on K-12 and University School Shootings Deaths: The number of deaths has been declining over time

Updated school shooting data is available here.


(Click on a figure to make it larger.)
Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, Michael Bloomberg (as viewed on June 13, 2014), and CNN shows a significant drop in firearms deaths at schools over the last 20 years, though there is a difference when one breaks it down separately for K-12 and universities.…

, ,

13 Jun , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Killers seek gun-free zones for attacks

The newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:

The shootings last week at Seattle Pacific University and on Tuesday at a high school near Portland, Ore., both occurred at places that banned guns — gun-free zones. The shooting last Wednesday in Canada also took place where citizens were not allowed to carry guns.

, ,

13 Jun , 2014

Greg Gutfeld mentions John Lott’s work in discussing Bloomberg’s false 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook claim


Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours.  While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible.  …

, , ,

4 Jun , 2014

What does Moms Demand Action cite as its top facts about guns

What set of “facts” about guns does Moms Demand Action point to first?

(Click on picture to make it larger, screen shot taken on June 4th, 2014 (original here).)

So how accurate is first set of “facts” about guns that Moms Demand Action points to? How about something that double or triple counts supposed deaths caused by concealed handgun permit holders? Many of these deaths clearly didn’t involve guns and many were self defense cases that should have been counted as benefits of concealed handguns, not costs.…

3 Jun , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: Media feeding frenzy over open carry guns in restaurants much ado about nothing

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

The NRA’s strong statement reprimanding a few people for carrying long guns into restaurants was bound to get media attention. Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and much of the media quickly jumped in and described various restaurants as “asking customers to leave their guns at home.” But their assertions couldn’t be more misleading.

, , ,

25 May , 2014

Moms Demand Action Misinformation on Female Homicides Across Countries

Typical misinformation put out by Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action: The claim that US accounts for “84% of female firearm homicides in 25 countries are in US”

Given the Santa Barbara killers’ hatred of women (though 4 of the 6 people killed were men), it is understandable that the topic of violence against women would be discussed. Not too surprisingly, despite the fact that half of those killed were killed by being stabbed, gun control organizations have been pushing for more gun control.…

, , ,

16 May , 2014

So what caused crime rates to go up in 2012 in Chicago?: An extended discussion on the Dennis Miller Radio Show

The main event: Dennis was nice enough to have both the police officer and John Lott to discuss the issue of Chicago’s murder rates more fully on Friday, May 16th from 12:33 to 1:00 PM, audio here. The second half the interview was on the general issue of why more guns mean less crime.…

, , ,

5 May , 2014

Human Events and The Examiner note the importance of the CPRC’s crowd funding effort.

The link to the crowd funding page is available here.

Guns & Patriots at Human Events: GUN RIGHTS FOES RELY ON SHODDY STUDIES, SLACK STATS

The economist, who is the leading expert on gun violence statistics, told Guns & Patriots that gun control advocates produce faulty research to confuse the public and further their gun ban agenda.

,