Racist Arguments by Control Advocates

State of New York Relies on Past Racist Court to argue for Discretionary Concealed Handgun Laws where people must provide a “good reason” to obtain a permit

19 Sep , 2021  

The State of New York has put in its response in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case that will be heard in November. The New York state response brief starts off making this point:

“In 1897, this Court said that it had already long been ‘well-recognized’ that ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms (art.…

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Media Coverage

Other Amicus Briefs in the upcoming Supreme Court Case Of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett that Cite the CPRC’s Work

13 Aug , 2021  

There are a couple additional briefs in the upcoming Supreme Court Case Of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett that cite the CPRC’s research (we had already shows one from the states of Arizona and Missouri). All the briefs are available here. Our annual reports on concealed handgun permits is available here.…

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Amicus Brief

The Crime Prevention Research Center’s Amicus Brief on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen

21 Jul , 2021  

The CPRC has put together an Amicus brief on the concealed carry case that will be heard by the Supreme Court in October. It is available to read here. All the briefs are available here.

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Media Coverage

Amicus Brief from Arizona and Missouri in the Supreme Court case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett cites Dr. Lott’s work

14 Jul , 2021  

A complete copy of this Amicus brief by the state Attorney Generals for Arizona and Missouri in the Supreme Court case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett is available here. The Supreme Court will hear the case in October, and it addresses whether people applying for a concealed handgun permit have to give a good reason before they get a permit.…

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judicial confirmations

Democrats announce plans to pack the federal Circuit and District Courts

28 Jan , 2021  

While President Biden’s commission on what changes should be made to the US Supreme Court has gotten the most attention, Democrats are also promising to increase the number of federal Circuit and District court judges — also known as packing the courts. Trump was just able to bring the Federal lower courts into rough political balance.…

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At Fox News: Supreme Court fight over Kavanaugh got lots of attention, but most federal court action is elsewhere

14 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the fact that even if Trump is president for two terms, Democrats will still control most of the lower courts. His latest piece starts this way:

Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

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Hillary Clinton wants to restrict carrying concealed handguns, apparently she also wants to overturn Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions

24 Apr , 2016  

Hillary Clinton has previously spoken out on restricting people being able to carry permitted concealed handguns on May 6, 2014:

“We’re way out of balance. I think that we’ve got to reign in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people. 

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