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    The scumbag Paul Ryan hasnt even cosponsored this bill?


      T-Minus 10 Congressmen and counting. Today we reached 208. Will we see movement by the end of the year. Who knows.


        It seems the Crime Prevention Research Center is reporting the house judiciary committee will take up debate on National reciprocity (H.R.-38) in mid September. They expect it to pass the house, but say a few Dem senators will be necessary to pass the upper chamber.

        Dear Rich:

        This week, our research was discussed on ABC's “The View”, Fox News' “The Five”, and “Fox & Friends”. The Washington Post and have run news stories on our research. The Chicago Tribune published our op-ed on how Democrats pass laws making gun ownership too expensive for poor people. Other op-eds appeared at The Hill and Fox News. We also appeared on Fox Business and on Turkish Worldwide Television. See the links below

        As if all that weren’t enough, our website now exceeds and Bloomberg's in web traffic. While the CPRC’s website ranks at 16,542, the NRA’s is 20,279 and Everytown’s isn’t even close at 73,973. Pretty amazing.

        In mid-September, the US House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on a concealed handgun reciprocity bill which will make concealed carry permits valid across state lines (like driver’s licenses). Most states already accept out-of-state concealed handgun permits, but eight heavily Democratic states do not. If reciprocity becomes law, people in those states will quickly learn how unjustified their fears of permit holders are.

        While the House of Representatives seems destined to pass reciprocity, two or three Democratic Senators will need to be swayed if we are to overcome the promised Democratic filibuster.

        I need your help. We need to raise money for public relations so that we can keep educating others. And we still need to do some more research.

        — Gun control organizations are using new research by John Donohue, a Stanford law professor, to claim that right-to-carry laws increase the number of aggravated assaults (and thus violent crime in general). The debate up to this point has been over complex statistical issues, but there is also a simple way of responding to the claim in one or two simple sentences. Donohue’s assumption is that permit holders are committing these crimes, but we are looking at the actual data on aggravated assaults by permit holders in each state. I have already collected this data for some states, but we need it for the others so that we can assuage the fears of concerned voters and politicians.

        The other claim is that guns are being stolen from permit holders’ cars and then used to commit crimes. Donohue's supposed anecdotes were in fact simply made up, but I would like to have some solid data on this issue. We have just begun collecting data.

        — The Violence Policy Center has claimed that 230 permit holders have been convicted of murder in the past 10 years. From the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, the media keeps using the VPC reports. But some of those 230 cases didn’t even involve permit holders. And I have shown that in a few states, the VPC double, triple, or even quadruple-counted certain cases. Furthermore, news stories aren't always reliable. To come up with a more accurate number, the VPC would need to do FOIA requests and contact defense attorneys.

        I have an idea for research that I think will make a real difference in the reciprocity debate. However, I don't want to publicly reveal this yet.

        My best guess is that I could accomplish all of this for about $30,000. At this late date, some of the research won’t be completed until the Senate has already started to take up the reciprocity issue. However, whatever funding we get will determine how much of this we get done before debate really begins. With a Republican House and Senate, as well as a President who strongly supports this legislation, we have a unique chance to quickly do some really useful research.

        For information on activities at the Crime Prevention Research Center, here is a link to our “info deck.” Please view in full-screen mode and scroll using the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen.



        New in the Chicago Tribune: How Democrats keep guns in the hands of the rich

        In The Hill newspaper: Will D.C. court’s decision on concealed guns be the tipping point?

        At Fox News: Trump needs a chairman for his Council of Economic Advisers. When will Democrats let him be confirmed?

        Radio and TV Interviews

        On KPFT-FM Left-wing Pacifica Radio in Houston to discuss our new report on concealed handgun permits

        On Radio America to discuss our new research on concealed handgun permits

        TV Debate: Should drug addicts who keep failing to pay child support get prison sentences reduced if they have birth control?

        On Fox Business to talk about tax cuts and the impact that they will have on investment in the US

        On the John Gibson Show to talk about our new concealed handgun report and Chicago gang violence

        On WMAL to discuss the court decision striking down DC's strict concealed handgun law

        On the Gavin McInnes Show: the Canadian man who gets arrested for taking gun from criminal and defending himself

        On North Carolina's Big Coastal Daybreak to discuss our new Concealed Carry Study

        On the Joyce Kaufman show to discuss our new study on concealed handgun permits

        On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss Democrats delaying Kevin Hassett's confirmation vote to chair the Council of Economic Advisers

        Mentions of the CPRC in the Media

        Crime Prevention Research Center's work mentioned on ABC's The View

        Greg Gutfeld notes CRPC research on Fox: Mentions how gun control laws prevent the poor from defending themselves

        Fox & Friends mentions our new research on concealed handgun permits


        "Gun seizures at U.S. airports on record-setting pace," but 97% of the change explained by increase in permits, our research mentioned in Washington Post

        Fears of permitted concealed handguns prove unfounded: A very quiet first year at public universities in Texas

        Other News

        More news coverage of CPRC report on Concealed Handgun Permits: Fox News, Colorado Politics, Houston Press, CNS News, Breitbart, and many others

        Seven Defensive Gun Uses by Civilians who were legally carrying guns in Public Places

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        Crime Prevention Research Center
        (484) 802-5373

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        Last edited by imrich; 08-09-2017, 02:11 PM.


          Thx for the update, donation sent to CPRC


            208 co-sponsors. NY has 27 Congressional Districts and 7 have signed on. Even with NYC skewing the number there should be more from north of the city.


              Been quiet on the reciprocity front lately. Probably because congress has been on vacation the entire month of August. Nice gig. Well. We are under 10 on the way to 218. Today we have cosponsor 209. Hopefully we'll see movement on this in the next couple weeks once congress is back in full swing on the 5th.


                Lol!!!!!!!!!! Yea, pass the Dutchie!


                  2 more as of today to bring the total up to 211 co-sponsors. To pass the house requires 218 votes. I believe it's up to Paul Ryan now to move this out of committee to a vote. I don't have a ton of faith in him since he's become speaker. May need to make a few calls.


                    Another day, another co-sponsor. Up to 212.


                      Originally posted by imrich View Post
                      Another co-sponsor signed on yesterday. Not surprisingly from Texas. Brings the number up to 147. Not sure how the process works exactly from here. It's been a while since I've watched Schoolhouse Rock on Saturday mornings while watching cartoons. I'm just a Bill on Capital Hill.

                      Nice, but I think it more like this.


                        National Reciprocity Bill Nears Goal Line in the House but Needs Your Support to Reach the End Zone

                        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

                        SUPPORT NRA-ILA
                        Gun owners received good news this week with the passage of the SHARE Act by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources (see related story). Meanwhile, progress continued to be made on another NRA legislative priority, as Congressman Rob Goodlatte (R-VA) – chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The latter bill now has 212 co-sponsors, and its prospects in the House are looking better with each passing week.

                        That hasn’t stopped Michael Bloomberg’s gun control cabal, however, from crowing about their supposed “grassroots” effort to defeat the bill. Referencing the practically limitless war chest of their gun-hating patron, the group’s president sneered in an editorial that “Everytown and Moms Demand Action will do, and spend, whatever it takes, including leveraging the full weight of our grassroots network, to defeat the gun lobby.”

                        While Everytown claims to have a grassroots army, it’s really a vanity project for billionaire and ex-New York City mayor Bloomberg, who funds and inspires the group’s activities virtually single-handedly. Urge Your Representative and Senators to Support Concealed Carry Reciprocity

                        Please contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and urge them to cosponsor and support passage of S.446 -- the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017-- in the Senate, and H.R.38 -- the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017-- in the House. You can contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative by phone at (202) 224-3121

                        TAKE ACTION TODAY

                        We recently highlighted how a disaffected gun control activist challenged the group’s supposed “grassroots” character in a scathing essay in the Huffington Post. “For too long,” she wrote, “gun control groups like Everytown have implemented top-down organizational models that treat gun violence prevention advocates like servants and gun violence survivors like fundraising fodder, giving us little or no say in our own advocacy.” That author ultimately resigned her position as an Everytown Survivor Fellow after being blocked from the group’s Survivor Network Facebook page for posting comments critical of management decisions. “I was not as empowered as I thought,” she fumed.

                        Another article from May notes how Shannon Watts, the principal behind Everytown franchise Moms Demand Action, has been described by sources close to the group as a “nightmare” and a “self-promoting tyrant.” That article detailed a number of high-level staff departures attributed to the difficulties of working for Watts.

                        Nevertheless, another article reported that Everytown has pledged over $25 million specifically to defeat the NRA’s national reciprocity effort.

                        That’s certainly no stretch for egomaniac Bloomberg, whose nearly $45 billion net worth and seemingly inexhaustible zeal to control those he considers his inferiors make him a formidable foe.

                        In fact, the only hope of defeating Bloomberg’s anti-gun aspirations is to show him what real grassroots activism looks like by keeping up steady pressure on Congress to send a national reciprocity bill to President Trump’s desk.

                        Please contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and urge them to cosponsor and support passage of S.446-- the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017-- in the Senate, and H.R.38 -- the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017-- in the House. You can contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative by phone at (202) 224-3121, or click here to Take Action.



                          Tick, tick, tick....can they do it this year?


                            I don’t know. Who can figure out these knuckleheads today. Can’t pass a tax bill, can’t pass healthcare reform, can’t pass an immigration bill. What the hell are we paying congress for?


                              I’m going to be pretty f’ing disappointed if the GOP doesn’t get this done by the end of 2017.
                              This should have been done in th first 100 days as far as I’m concerned.
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                                The hacks in charge of both houses,McConnel and Ryan I swear sometimes are democrats in disguise. IMO they both gotta go. I’d love to see 2 from the freedom caucus in leadership positions.