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Two burglars were thwarted by a University of Central Florida student with a gun

Students also benefit from the option to protect themselves.  In the video available here, the male student describes how one of the burglars pointed a gun (what turned out to be a pellet gun) at point blank range right at the student’s head.  From WESH.com in Orlando, Florida: . . . Deputies said the culprits barged…

Are guns “more likely to kill you than a car is”? No

The Economist magazine had the headline in mid January: “A gun is now more likely to kill you than a car is.”  It is a claim that has been repeated over and over again (see Vox (also at MSN News), Mother Jones, Raw Story and related pieces in the Washington Post). From The Economist article: ACCORDING to…

CPRC on Frank Beckmann’s Show on WJR, the coming anti-gun push from Bloomberg

CPRC’s John Lott was on the 50,000 Watt WJR from 10:50 to 11:00 AM on Friday, January 30th. Steve Gruber was substituting for Frank. Lott and Steve discussed the huge amounts of money that Bloomberg, various foundations, and President Obama are putting into trying to change people’s views on guns. Lott was also on the…

Iowa’s concealed handgun permits soar 450 percent since 2010, CPRC in the news at Fox News

From an article at Fox News: In 2010, Iowa’s numbers were just shy of 40,000, but according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, last year the number crested 220,000. In 2011 alone, the number of permits issued in the state more than doubled. Nationally, a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center…

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