On April 21, economist and gun scholar John Lott Jr. announced he is launching the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) to produce “peer reviewed” research to counter the “bogus academic studies” of gun control advocates like Michael Bloomberg and George Soros.
The center will be funded by individuals who donate to support CPRC’s research.
During the launch, Lott said that his research has taught him “that allowing people to go and protect themselves saves lives, [and] deters criminals from attacking.” However, he said the job of researching and communicating it to people takes a team, and that is why CPRC is important to him:
That is the reason why myself and other advocates have put together the Crime Prevention Research Center to try and do quality research to go and look at these issues and try to show with the real numbers what is best for trying to go and protect people and save lives.
On April 16, Breitbart News reported that Bloomberg pledged to spend $50 million to beat the NRA in the 2014 midterm elections.
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