22 Feb , 2015

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CRPC in the Australian newspaper The Advertiser on what can Australia learn from the US on guns

Andrew Goldsmith and Rick Sarre had an op-ed in The Advertiser (South Australian newspaper) responding to two op-ed pieces that John Lott and Kesten Green, a professor at the University of South Australia and a CPRC senior fellow, had previously run in the newspaper (here and here). In response Lott and Green published the following letter.…


16 Feb , 2015

CPRC at Fox News: “Let’s not be so quick to believe gun-control rhetoric”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News on the New York Times reporting the latest Violence Policy Center claims starts this way:

People walking the streets with guns pose a danger to others, right? With 12 million Americans across all 50 states now having concealed handgun permits, one would think that this question would have been settled one way or another.

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12 Feb , 2015

CPRC at Fox News: “What is more likely to kill you — a gun or a car?”

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

Which is more likely to kill you: a car or a gun? Various publications, from The Economist to Forbes, and many others have been reporting that gun deaths are set to overtake road deaths before the year is up.  But not only isn’t that going to happen. 


12 Feb , 2015

CPRC in the Austin (Texas) Statesman: “Open Carry versus Campus Carry: what should be the priority”

John Lott’s piece in the Austin (Texas) Statesman’s is as follows:

With well over 700,000 concealed handgun permit holders in Texas, there is a good chance that someone next you in a grocery store or restaurant is carrying a concealed handgun. But some are only satisfied if others actually know that they are carrying.  

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6 Feb , 2015


CPRC in the news over the first court case testing Pennsylvania’s new firearms preemption law

Here is a statement by plaintiff Justin McShane on the Harrisburg court case

There was a trial court hearing in Harrisburg this morning on whether a preliminary injunction should be granted in a suit to force Harrisburg to follow state firearm laws.  The hearing went well with Justin McShane, a lawyer in Harrisburg one of the plaintiffs arguing the case for his side.  …

27 Jan , 2015

CPRC at Fox News: “Terrorists can strike any time, anywhere: Self defense saves lives”

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

Terrorists can strike anywhere and at any time, giving them a huge strategic advantage.Unfortunately, too many politicians around the world are refusing to admit this.

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month, France placed 10,000 uniformed soldiers in front of Jewish sites across the country. 


9 Jan , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: “The bias against guns: What the media isn’t telling you”

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

Just two days before New Year’s, a 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed his mother at a Wal-Mart in rural Idaho. The victim was Veronica Rutledge, a 29-year-old concealed handgun permit holder. The child had reached into his mother’s purse.


8 Jan , 2015

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CPRC opinion piece in the South Australian newspaper The Advertiser: “There are limits to how well police and security agencies can protect us”

CPRC president John Lott and CPRC senior fellow Kesten Green have a new piece in the South Australian newspaper The Advertiser. Their piece starts this way:

HOW can we get back to feeling safe about taking the kids to school, going about our work and meeting friends for a coffee?

Islamic terrorists have demonstrated that they can attack anywhere, without any notice.


6 Jan , 2015

CPRC in Investors’ Business Daily: “Do Blacks Really Feel Especially Distrustful Of Cops?”

CPRC’s piece in Investors’ Business Daily starts this way:

With chants of “NYPD, KKK” and signs saying “Stop Racist Police Terror” up until days before Christmas, protesters in New York made it clear that they don’t trust the police.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s second inaugural address was blunt:

“The truth is the justice system does need review.

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30 Dec , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “Why most Americans oppose more gun control”

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

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that, for the first time in their surveys, the majority of Americans oppose more gun control. Gallup and CNN polls tell a similar story. Opposition to gun control has been increasing over at least the last couple of decades.