Perry Chiaramonte’s news article has this discussion of the CPRC and our survey that Gary Mauser oversaw of economists and their views on gun control:
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the vaunted New York institution that hands out the annual Pulitzer prizes, is sponsoring the session through its Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Also helping to bankroll the event, in Phoenix May 29-30, is Everytown for Gun Safety, the nonprofit, pro-gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A series of speakers has been lined up and, critics say, it ensures reporters will be peppered with an anti-Second Amendment message.
“Of the 15 speakers at the workshop to train journalists, 13 are gun control advocates,” said John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and frequent opinion writer for FoxNews.com. “All the academic researchers who look at the safety and crime aspects of guns and all the law enforcement are strong gun control advocates. Journalism schools are supposed to train journalists to present both sides of the issue, not just present the views of their donors, in this case Michael Bloomberg.” . . .
Lott said reflexively putting individual gun crimes in a broader context raises a red flag, as does involvement of Bloomberg’s group, whose methodology has been criticized by Lott’s institute in the past. A recent survey by the Crime Prevention Research Center found Everytown for Gun Safety, which publishes studies and statistics widely cited by the media, relies on economists and researchers who share Bloomberg’s views on gun use in crime.
Lott, author of the 1998 book, “More Guns, Less Crime,” believes research proves allowing more law-abiding citizens to carry guns could actually reduce crime. . . .
The rest of the news article is available here. On the conservative side are commentator S.E. Cupp and (tentatively) lawyer David Kopel. The Dart Center labels Cupp as a conservative, but doesn’t even label the gun control advocates as such. Here are some more details.
The two law enforcement officers
Clarence W. Dupnik, the Sheriff of Pima County Arizona — CBS notes: “Dupnik “ for lax gun laws and said the state had become ‘the Tombstone of the United States of America.’
Roberto A. Villaseñor, Chief of the Tuscon Police Department — He strongly supported Obama’s gun control proposals.
The research academics
Roseanna Ander, MPH, is the founding Executive Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab — “We absolutely have a sub-optimal federal policy right now on guns, and a lot of the things that [Obama] outlined are really important and promising.”
Philip J. Cook, PhD, is ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy at Duke University — supports “a ban on assault weapons” and many other gun control measures, but says that the 1994 to 2004 ban didnt’ go far enough.
Jim MacMillan is the program manager for the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University — supports the notion that “Policy-based solutions seem simple: fewer guns would equal fewer deaths.”
Jill Messing, MSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University
Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of the UC Davis — “The assault weapons ban was a great idea.” “Gun policy in the US . . . reflects the priorities of a radical fringe of gun owners.”
Lawrence E. Rosenthal is a professor at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University — strongly for gun control
David B. Kopel, JD, (tentatively confirmed) is Research Director of the Independence Institute in Golden, Colorado — against more gun control
Journalists and others:
Marc Cooper is an award winning journalist — supports “weakening of concealed carry laws.”
Tim Evans is the Consumer Advocate for the Indianapolis Star — journalist who has written uncritical stories on Bloomberg’s gun control groupls
Jennifer Longdon is a Phoenix-based speaker, writer, and activist — Mother Jones labels as a “gun-reform advocate.”
S.E. Cupp is a conservative columnist, author and commentator.