background checks, Media Coverage

On NTD News: Understanding some of the Problems with Democrats’ Background Check Bills

17 Mar , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott was interviewed by NTD about the bill to close the “Charleston Loophole” and the costs of Universal Background Checks. Other relevant information is available here.

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On Gun Radio Utah To Discuss Universal Background Checks

12 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to KNRS’s Clark Aposhian about Salt Lake County requiring Universal Background Checks for the private transfer of guns.

(Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 5:35 to 5:45 PM)



On the Blaze TV’s America with Eric Bolling: Warning of the biggest policy errors Congress could make with new gun control efforts

26 Aug , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Eric Bolling on the Blaze TV about a range of gun control from universal background checks to Red Flag laws to gun-free zones.

(The Blaze TV, August 22, 2019)

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New Video: Background Checks Punish Minorities

26 Feb , 2019   Video

In association with “Free the People,” the CPRC has put together a new video on the push for background checks on the private transfer of guns.

The U.S. House is voting on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 to impose universal gun background checks. But the fact is, if these rules had been in place, they would not have prevented a single mass public shooting in recent years.…



Why do Democrats keep pushing Universal Background Checks as a way to stop Mass Public Shootings?

17 Feb , 2019   Video

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) pushes gun background checks on private transfers because “We Could Have Parkland at Any Time,” but there is not 1 mass public shooting this century that would have been stopped by this law. So why do gun controllers keep pushing it as a solution?

As usual, this interviewer on CNN refuses to ask a tough question.…

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Some Congressmen use CPRC info during the mark up of the Universal Background Check bill

15 Feb , 2019   Video

Congressmen Collins (ranking member), Gaetz, and Gohmert were among those who used Crime Prevention Research Center research during the mark up of the Universal Background Check bill (that covers background checks on private transfers of guns).

Congressman Doug Collins is using a CPRC analysis on concealed handgun permit holders from about five years ago.…



House Judiciary holds hearing on Gun Violence in America: Uses CPRC research on how Universal Background Checks and other gun control stops law-abiding from getting guns for self-defense

6 Feb , 2019   Video

Congressman Louie Gohmert’s questions and comments regarding gun-control

Congressman Louie Gohmert gives a statement about universal background checks and fees associated with those checks impacting low-income Americans from being able to protect themselves. Congressman Gohmert made extensive use of the CPRC’s research in his statement to the committee (see here and here).…

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