13 Apr , 2019

CPRC’s Nikki Goeser on The Michigan Talk Network: Red Flag Laws

Nikki Goeser talks with host Steve Gruber about Red Flag Laws. Nikki Goeser is a survivor of a violent crime in a Gun-Free Zone, where her husband was murdered in front of her by her stalker. Even after going through something as horrific as this, Nikki understands the importance of due process and how Red Flag Laws can violate that due process.…

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5 Apr , 2019

At the Washington Times: The folly of ‘Red Flag’ gun laws

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Washington Times discusses some of the problems with the Red Flag laws.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams in Colorado made news Monday over his willingness to go to jail over his refusal to enforce what will soon be the state’s new “Red Flag” law.

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13 Feb , 2019

CPRC testifies before Pittsburgh City Council on gun-control: Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, etc…

Dr. Lott testified before the Pittsburgh City Council about a range of gun control laws that they are considering and offers a compromise in the debate on how to fix the Background Check System if they truly want Universal Background Checks. A compromise that seems to be ignored. Notice the behavior of Councilman Bruce Kraus at the end of the video.…

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20 Jan , 2019

New Research on Red Flag Laws: Do Red Flag Laws Save Lives or Reduce Crime?

Dr. John Lott and Professor Carl Moody have new research on the Red Flag Laws/Extreme Risk Protective Orders. A copy of the new research can be obtained here.

Abstract

Red flag laws had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary.…

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31 Dec , 2018

Some notes on Red Flag Laws

Dr. John Lott was involved in a hearing that was on the subject of Red Flag/Extreme Risk Protection Orders. Thirteen states currently have passed these laws. The audio here has just Dr. Lott’s discussion. The other speakers spoke on condition of anonymity, so we edited the audio to only include Lott’s comments, which may appear disjointed as a result.…

14 Nov , 2018

On Washington, DC’s WMAL to discuss Maryland’s Reg Flag Law

Dr. John Lott was on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall with Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese to discuss Maryland’s new red flag law. So far in less than a month 114 people have had their guns taken away from them, and there has been one fatality from the process when the police confronted a man at 5:17 AM.…

20 Apr , 2018

The downside of police being able to seize people’s guns

Tarek El Moussa and then-wife Christina separated following an incident in which she called the police to warn that her husband posed a risk with his gun.  Tarek, a concealed handgun permit holder, had taken his gun with him when he went hiking.  From the New York Post:

“Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa insists he wasn’t suicidal when he stormed out of his family home with guns in May 2016.

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