16 Nov , 2017

Obama administration people still pushing out junk science on gun issues

A new very short report from a few people at the Harvard Business School claims that waiting periods reduce homicides, though they find that there is no consistent effect on suicides.  The report is titled “Handgun waiting periods reduce gun deaths,” and it was released by the National Academy of Sciences.  …

23 Oct , 2017

New Public Health Study on Gun shows in Annals of Internal Medicine (also our discussion in the Washington Examiner)

 A new study from The Annals of Internal Medicine titled “In-State and Interstate Associations Between Gun Shows and Firearm Deaths and Injuries“

Results: Compared with the 2 weeks before, postshow firearm injury rates remained stable in regions near California gun shows but increased from 0.67 injuries (95% CI, 0.55 to 0.80 injuries) to 1.14 injuries (CI, 0.97 to 1.30 injuries) per 100 000 persons in regions near Nevada shows.

22 Feb , 2017

CPRC on the Larry Elder Show to discuss Public Health research on Police Deaths and Gun Ownership Rates

Dr. John Lott appeared on the Larry Elder Show to discuss Public Health research on Police Deaths and Gun Ownership Rates.  Lott’s book, The War on Guns, shows that when this data accounts for national changes in crime rates the higher gun ownership rates in a state are actually associated with lower rates of police being killed on the job.…

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21 Sep , 2016

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Problems with the new Harvard-Northeastern Gun Survey

The new Harvard-Northeastern survey is very disappointing. There are two points to this survey.  That the percentage of the population owning guns is falling and that a very small percent of the population is buying a huge number of guns.  The new book The War on Guns has a chapter showing that both of these points are inaccurate.

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12 Mar , 2016

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CPRC at Fox News: “You know the case for background checks is weak if . . .”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News is on the extremely low quality of research by public health researchers starts this way:

Academic advocates of gun control apparently need to manipulate the data in order to argue for background checks on private gun transfers.  Even the prestigious medical journal, the Lancet, does not seem to be above publishing junk science on gun control.  

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13 Nov , 2015

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CPRC in the Sunday Washington Post: “Maryland’s long-overdue goodbye to ballistic fingerprinting”

John Lott’s op-ed at the Washington Post starts this way:

Ballistic fingerprinting was all the rage 15 years ago. Maryland led the way, setting up a computer database on new guns and the markings they made on bullets. New York soon followed. The days of criminal gun use were supposedly numbered.

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1 Sep , 2015

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CPRC interviewed in America’s First Freedom on problems with some recent “public health” research

 

John Lott was interviewed by America’s First Freedom about the problems with some recent so-called “public health” research.  The first question and answer is available here:

America’s 1st Freedom: What were the biggest things that the authors of the study on police deaths in the American Journal of Public Health did wrong?

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28 Aug , 2015

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CPRC on America in the Morning with Jim Bohannon on a variety of gun issues.

John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about recent research claiming to find relationship gun ownership and the safety of police, the huge increase in the number of concealed handgun permits, and President Obama’s push on stopping some people on Social Security from owning guns (August 18, 2015).

Audience size 2.75+ million.…

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17 Aug , 2015

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Fraudulent study in the American Journal of Public Health inaccurately claims that states with more guns have more police deaths

The end of last week a study in the American Journal of Public Health claimed that there were more police feloniously killed in states that had more guns. The study got extensive news coverage at the TV networks such as NBC News, newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times,  and international coverage such the UK Guardian.  …

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8 Jul , 2015

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Evaluating new research “Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.: An Ecological Study” By Monuteaux, Lee, Hemenway, Mannix, Fleegler

Live Science describes a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this way:

Monuteaux and his colleagues wanted to test whether increased gun ownership had any effect on gun homicides, overall homicides and violent gun crimes. They chose firearm robbery and assault, because those crimes are likely to be reported and recorded in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Report.