U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- It has been a difficult week, but hopefully, we have made some difference in the debate. In the twenty years that I have discussed guns in the media, I don’t believe that I have seen such media bias. CNN, MSNBC, and programs such as Meet the Press have panels where everyone agrees with each other on the issue of guns. News articles make no attempt at balance, and their outlets refuse to publish letters even when it is clear that the reporters had made mistakes.
Still, the appearance on Sean Hannity’s television show this past Wednesday was particularly valuable. Working with Hannity’s producers at Fox News we were able to put together an information-packed few minute presentation about the impact that gun bans and right-to-carry laws have on crime rates. The appearance on Fox Business also went very well. One of the interviews on Turkish television was particularly amusing. After making several false claims about crime rates in the UK and other places, the interviewer was forced to say “Statistics aside…” before going on with a question about emotions. There were a couple television interviews that I did with the BBC, but I wasn’t able to get copies of them.
I did two interviews this past week on the Sean Hannity Radio show. His show has over 12.5 million listeners, and both interviews went very well. They gave people a perspective on a range of issues from how the US compares to other countries in terms of mass public shootings, the mental health debate over these killers, and the debate over new gun control laws. We did other interviews on other national radio shows such as Larry Elder, Laura Ingraham, Jim Bohannon, Sandy Rios, and Coast-to-Coast AM. I haven’t had a chance to post all of our interviews yet (such as the Lars Larson show), but hopefully I will get to those soon.
Over the last two-and-a-half weeks we have published 8 op-ed pieces. l think that some of them turned out particularly well. The one at Fox News explained that the US is relatively safe compared to most of the world, even Europe, in terms of mass public shootings. Other pieces that we had at National Review and The Hill have responded to claims in the New York Times about what gun control laws we should adopt. An op-ed that we had in the Detroit News discussed new research that we had done on how law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are in terms of driving (our research also got picked up by Fox News in a news article).
At least before the Las Vegas massacre, we also get some new promising research done. But I will save that for a future email. The Kindle version of my book, “The War on Guns,” is still on temporary sale at Amazon for just $1.99!
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The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) is a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety; educating the public on the results of such research; and supporting other organizations, projects, and initiatives that are organized and operated for similar purposes.