9 Dec , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Media Matters, the facts and me”

John Lott’s newest piece starts this way:

With just one telephone call this year, Erik Wemple of the Washington Post was able to convince Media Matters to let me respond to their attacks on me in the comments section of their website — after they ignored my emails, telephone calls, numerous tweets and posts for seven years.

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3 Dec , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Ferguson: Obama contines to undermine police departments around the country”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News explains the dangers that police face and starts this way:

As a response to the police shooting of Michael Brown, President Obama proposes $263 million for police training and body cameras.  But more police training wouldn’t have prevented the Brown shooting and the president’s proposal plays into the hands of those who blame the police.

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2 Dec , 2014

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CPRC in the New York Daily News: “Dangerous distortions about cops shooting black men: An oft-cited figure is based on incomplete data and questionable math”

John Lott’s newest piece at the New York Daily News starts this way:

Exaggerations have poisoned discussions about relations between blacks and the police.

“Black men between the ages of 15 and 19 are 21 times as likely as whites to be killed by a police officer,” said Chuck Todd on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree echoed Todd.

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25 Nov , 2014

CPRC in the Washington Post: “‘New’ research on gun laws and crime was flawed”

The CPRC has a letter to the editor today at the Washington Post that discusses a recent working paper that was discussed in the Post on November 14th.

Dear Letters Editor:

Christopher Ingraham’s “More Guns, More Crime” ignored research critical of a slightly updated, error-ridden paper by law professor John Donohue and two graduate students co-authors.

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20 Nov , 2014

CPRC in Investor’s Business Daily: “America Should Make It Easier To Carry Guns”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily discusses what Americans can learn from Israel about stopping terrorism.  The piece starts this way:

Terrorism is forcing Israel to let civilians carry guns in even the most sensitive religious areas in the wake of Palestinian attacks in places from a sidewalk to the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue.

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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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30 Oct , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “‘Lone Wolf’ terror attacks: We’re sitting ducks and Americans with guns are last line of defense”

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

The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks.

Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals.

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23 Oct , 2014

Lott-Kesten piece in the Advertiser

CPRC opinion piece on gun bans in the South Australian newspaper The Advertiser

The opinion piece that John Lott with Kesten Green, a professor at the University of South Australia, appeared in the Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser. We will try to add a link to the original article later.
(Click on figure to enlarge copy of the op-ed.)

UPDATE: The Advertiser has added a link for the op-ed piece available here.…

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22 Oct , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “The truth about young black men and police shootings”

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

Tensions are still high in Ferguson, Mo., after the Aug. 8 police shooting of Michael Brown. On Friday, it was reported forensics showed Brown’s blood was on both the inside of police officer Darren Wilson’s car as well as Wilson’s gun.

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15 Oct , 2014

CPRC goes to Orlando, Florida to testify before the US Commission on Civil Rights on Stand Your Ground Laws

On Friday, the US Commission on Civil Rights will hold hearings on Stand Your Ground laws. CPRC’s president will testify before the commission between 1:30 to 3:30 PM EDT. (Some media coverage from the hearing is shown below.) In the run up to the hearings, Lott published the following op-ed piece in the Orlando Sentinel under the headline (“Right to stand your ground transcends race and politics”):

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