WKRC-TV Channel 12 in Cincinnati reports:
. . . In Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry their weapons in class. In upstate Ohio there is top level, extraordinary teacher training.
The teachers and administrators train side by side with local law enforcement and paramedics at John Benner’s Tactical Defense Institute.
DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier on 60 Minutes about active shooters — “If you’re in a position to try to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there.” Yet, according to Emily Miller, the chief investigative reporter for Fox News Channel 5 in DC, DC has only granted 45 concealed handgun permits.…
The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida), Saturday, November 21, 2015
From the start, the controversy over Stand Your Ground laws has included discussions of race.
Critics have said they favor white defendants who claim self-defense against black people. . . . .
John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and someone who has long contended that more guns will lead to reduced crime, said the law protects minorities.
Currently there are about 13 million concealed handgun permits in the US, about 5.2% of the adult population. With people thinking of the terrorist attacks in Paris, there has been a significant increase in applications for concealed handgun permits. But even a doubling of permits will leave the US well below the percent of the adult population in Israel with permits, but it would still increase the odds that someone would be available to stop a killer intent on killing many people.…
John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:
On Thursday night, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence honored Hillary Clinton with the first ever Cuomo Visionary Award, named after the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. The Brady Center gave her the award because“she has demonstrated a clear commitment in support of our efforts to ‘finish the job’” for the gun control and, “there is nobody who has done more to lead us there than Hillary Clinton.”
Clinton has surely fought for this recognition, making gun control a central issue of her 2016 presidential campaign.
John Lott talked to George Noory about the increase in gun sales and the terrorist attacks in Paris and what can be done to stop future ones (Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 1:09 to 1:12 AM).
George Noory’s show is heard by over 2.75 million people.
John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily is available here.
French citizens were sitting ducks last Friday. For at least 10 uninterrupted minutes, terrorists mowed down attendants at Paris’ Bataclan Concert Hall. In five other coordinated attacks, terrorists were given far too much time to go about their business.
Sources mentioned in debate: References to other research available here. Accidental shootings on college campuses by concealed handgun permit holders is here. Revocation rates for college age students compared to other permit holders is here. Correcting Bloomberg’s claims on gun-free zones is available here.
On Tuesday this past week, John Lott had two debates at Texas universities — the University of Texas at Austin from noon to 1 PM (the first two picture) and St.…
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about an incident in North St. Louis County:
Police say three contractors for ADB Utility Co. were working on water lines near that intersection when an armed robber approached two of the workers who were standing near a company truck.
The robber took wallets from the two men, 49 and 58 years old, at gunpoint before turning his attention to a third man, 22, nearby, police said.
John Lott spoke to Doug McIntyre and Terri-Rae Elmer about whether France’s response of putting more soldiers on Paris streets (Monday, November 16, 2015 from 9:36 to 9:43 AM).