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

13 Jun , 2014  

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.

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

13 Jun , 2014  


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.  …

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

4 Jun , 2014  

(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.…

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

3 Jun , 2014  

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.” 

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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”

25 May , 2014  

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.…

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

16 May , 2014  

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.…

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

5 May , 2014  

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.

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CPRC interviewed in the Sunday Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Michael Bloomberg’s push for gun control

27 Apr , 2014  

The interview that John Lott had with Eric Heyl at the Pittsburg Tribune-Review starts this way:

John R. Lott Jr. is president of the Crime Prevention Research Center in Washington, D.C. He spoke to the Trib regarding former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pledge to commit $50 million of his personal fortune toward his new gun control organization, Everytown for Gun Safety.

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CPRC at Fox News: “What the press is missing in Bloomberg’s anti-gun push”

17 Apr , 2014  

The newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical.

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Bloomberg’s $50 million push for gun control this year, and why that is only the tip of problem

16 Apr , 2014  

Bloomberg’s promise to spend $50 million this year on gun control efforts is just the tip of the iceberg. As the NY Times reports it, this is 2.5 times the $20 million that the NRA has been spending a year on political activities.

But that $50 million is really just a portion of the money Bloomberg is spending on the gun issue and it doesn’t even count all the other money that is flowing into the issue.…

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