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.

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.

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9 Jun , 2014

Summarizing Some of Bloomberg’s false claims on guns

John Lott has a new piece on Bloomberg’s push for gun control at The Daily Caller that starts this way:

On “Meet the Press” earlier this month, Michael Bloomberg claimed that what he is doing “is nothing about gun control.” But host David Gregory, acting as a cheerleader, not a probing questioner, let that statement go unchallenged.

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.

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