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CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune: “Obama’s backdoor ban”

15 Mar , 2015  

Eric Heyl with the Pittsburgh Tribune conducted this interview with us:

John R. Lott Jr. is president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, . . . [an] organization that examines the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns and crime and public safety. He spoke to the Trib regarding a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives proposal to ban one of the most popular bullets used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles.

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CPRC at Fox News: Why Michael Bloomberg’s latest push for gun control is all wrong

13 Mar , 2015  

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

Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws.  From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. 

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CPRC at Fox News: “Is gun ownership really down in America?”

12 Mar , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News:

Is gun ownership falling? The answer is yes, at least if you believe a new General Social Survey (GSS) by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Supposedly, since the late 1970s, the percentage of homes with a gun has fallen from approximately 50 percent to 32 percent.  

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CPRC at Fox News: “Rare Victory: Obama administration temporarily drops ammo ban proposal”

10 Mar , 2015  

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

If President Obama can’t have his way with banning guns, it looks like his next option is to ban the bullets used by those guns.  Too often, Obama has shown little regard for the law.  He does what he wants.  If you want him to actually follow the law, you will have to take him to court.

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CPRC in the New York Post: “Ferguson fake out: Justice Department’s bogus report”

9 Mar , 2015  

John Lott’s piece in the New York Post starts this way (for those interested in reading the original DOJ report on Ferguson it is available here):

Addressing the nation from Selma, Ala., on Saturday, President Obama said that while racism may be “no longer endemic,” as it was 50 years ago, his Justice Department’s report on Ferguson shows that the “nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us.”

Sorry: The Justice report doesn’t prove disparate treatment, let alone discrimination.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Justice Department reached only possible conclusion in Michael Brown case”

6 Mar , 2015  

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

Three-and-a-half months after a St. Louis Grand Jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s death, President Obama’s Department of Justice has finally followed suit – admitting that there is no case to be brought against Wilson.

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CPRC in the Las Vegas Review Journal: “Gun-free zones put innocent in danger”

6 Mar , 2015  

John Lott’s op-ed in the Las Vegas Review Journal starts this way:

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets.

So why do we put up these signs in other places?

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CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Comments on FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race

27 Feb , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece in the starts this way:

FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race was about as politically incorrect a speech as you will get these days from a high-ranking government official. Comey acknowledges “the existence of unconscious (racial) bias,” but he doesn’t think that racism is responsible for so many blacks being in jail.

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CPRC in the Chicago Tribune: “Take a gun to the mall”

24 Feb , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece at the Chicago Tribune starts this way:

Over the weekend Somali terrorists threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota. They called for a massacre similar to the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed and injured scores of people. With the large Somali population in the Twin Cities area, the threat is hard to ignore.

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CPRC in Fox News: Police are extremely Law-abiding, but concealed handgun permit holders are even more so

24 Feb , 2015  

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

. . . Gun control advocates just can’t accept the fact that concealed handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding.  The New York Times’ recent attack on permit holders is typical.  It is filled with triple-counting of legitimate self-defense cases. Murders or suicides by permit holders are blamed on guns, even when no gun was involved. 

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