12 Aug , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: The facts about Dartmouth student Taylor Woolrich and her stalker

The CPRC’s John Lott has a piece up at Fox News to try to correct the record after Geraldo Rivera’s interview on Fox News last week:

It is often very hard for women who have been victims of sexual type crimes to publicly discuss what has happened to them. Last week in Washington, five women came forward to discuss how gun free zones at colleges have prevented them from defending themselves.

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1 Aug , 2014

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CPRC Debating Former NJ Gov. James Florio in the pages of the NJ Star-Ledger over limits on magazine size

After John Lott’s original piece in the NJ Star-Ledger defense of Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a 10 bullet limit on gun magazine size, Former Governor James Florio wrote a response.

An op-ed article that appeared Saturday, authored by John R. Lott Jr. and defending Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill decreasing the size of gun magazines, is troubling.

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30 Jul , 2014

CPRC at the Daily Caller: Washington DC’s Three Days Of Gun Freedom

The piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

Washington, DC, was the last place in America that completely banned people carrying concealed handguns. Then it was temporarily one of the most liberal.

On Saturday, with a decision by Senior District Court Judge Fredrick Scullin Jr., DC joined six states that no longer require people to get a permit to concealed carry, so-called Constitutional-carry states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Wyoming, Vermont, and virtually all of Montana.

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29 Jul , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: False claims on crime may allow illegal immigrants to stay in the US

CPRC’s John Lott has a new op-ed at Fox News here:

Why are tens of thousands of unaccompanied children traveling thousands of miles to the U.S.? Is it to avoid violence? Or is it for a chance to live in a much wealthier country?

The answer will likely determine whether they can stay.

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29 Jul , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Armed doctor saved lives”

CPRC’s John Lott has a new piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer that starts this way:

On Thursday afternoon, Dr. Lee Silverman undoubtedly saved many lives. Using a handgun, the Delaware County psychiatrist stopped what both police and the district attorney described as a certain mass killing at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

The attacker, Richard Plotts, is a convicted felon, which bans him from legally owning a gun.

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18 Jul , 2014

CPRC in the News: Explaining why limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets is dangerous

CPRC’s op-ed in the Star-Ledger (the largest paper in New Jersey) starts this way:

Gun control advocates just can’t let go of Gov. Chris Christie vetoing of a bill limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets. Christie’s warning that the bill wouldn’t save lives might not be politically popular, but it was scientifically accurate.

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17 Jul , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Chicago violence: The buck stops with you, Rahm Emanuel”

The newest CPRC op-ed at Fox News starts this way:

Over the July 4 weekend, in Chicago alone, 16 people were shot to death and another 66 were wounded.  At a press briefing on July 11, the White House weighed in, stating that Obama would “continue to make the case” that lawmakers should adopt new gun control laws.

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25 Jun , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “What the Supreme Court still doesn’t understand about guns”

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

In what’s being hailed by many as a victory for gun-control advocates, the recent Supreme Court decision on “straw” purchases of guns has completely muddled the whole issue of background checks and “straw” purchases for potential gun owners.

The court ruled 5-4 that, as The Hill.com put it, “one legal gun owner may not acquire a firearm on behalf of another — a practice known as “straw” purchasing.

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20 Jun , 2014

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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.

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17 Jun , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Obama making up facts about guns”

The newest Fox News starts this way:

President Obama just can’t seem to help himself. Over and over again, he makes exaggerated or false claims about guns and crime.

Last year Obama kept asserting the bogus numbers such as “40 percent of all gun purchases take place without a background check.” Besides the study being based on a tiny survey it was started before the Federal background check law went into effect.