CPRC in the Washington Post and Politifact on Obama’s claims about the ease of teenagers getting guns

14 Jul , 2016  

“We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.”

— Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in a speech at a memorial service in Dallas

Both Washington Post and Politifact interviewed Dr.…



CPRC’s Research Discussed Twice in the Washington Post

5 Oct , 2015  

Glenn Kessler had this Fact-check article on Obama’s statements on guns last week:

Gun rights advocates have disputed some of National Journal’s criteria as arbitrary and haphazard. John R. Lott Jr., a gun rights analyst, noted that California, Illinois, and Washington are coded by National Journal as states without “stand your ground” laws — which permit the use of deadly force in self-defense in public.



CPRC helping to get accurate information out behind the scenes: The Washington Post Fact Checking Obama

12 Mar , 2015  

In today’s Washington Post, Glenn Kessler has a devastating fact check of comments that President Obama made to Benedict College in South Carolina last Friday.  Kessler gave Obama three out of four possible Pinocchios.

“What we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries.



CPRC in the Associated Press on background checks

9 Dec , 2014  

From Matt Stroud at the Associated Press:

. . . John R. Lott, Jr., author of More Guns Less Crime, doesn’t think Hunt’s gun purchase indicates that gun regulations should change.

He said studies consistently show that background checks don’t reduce violent crime, but they can produce “false positive” results that block law-abiding citizens from purchasing a gun.

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