6 Dec , 2016

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CPRC in the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) debating Campus Carry

Dr. John Lott debated Ohio State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D) about whether college campuses should be gun-free zones in the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.  Rep. Boggs’ piece is available here.  Dr. Lott’s is here:

Ohio State University is still reeling from the attack last week. A terrorist followed the Islamic State playbook as he drove his car into a crowd of students and slashed others with a knife — 12 people were injured.

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25 Oct , 2016

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Evaluating Bloomberg’s School of Public Health’s “Firearms on College Campuses”

This paper by the Bloomberg School of Public Health (copy available here, henceforth referred to as the Bloomberg Report) doesn’t even try to address the existing arguments that have been made on campus carry.  Below is a very rough, very quick response to their claims.  For those who are interested, here is a video of recent invited testimony that Dr.…

31 May , 2015

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Texas joins 12 other states that allow permitted concealed handguns on college campuses, copy of final bill available here

By a 98-47 vote the Texas House and a 20-11 vote in the Senate, the Texas legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill that allows concealed handgun permit holders to carry guns on college campuses. Nine states allow permitted concealed handguns on college campuses: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin, and public universities in Pennsylvania outside of the Penn State system mandate concealed carry on campuses.  …

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9 Aug , 2014

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Georgia (very likely) is the 11th state to allow permitted concealed handgun on university property

The ten states that already allow permitted concealed handguns onto school property to varying degrees. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures seven states allow the guns to be carried on campus (Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin, though Pennsylvania should also be included).  In addition, both Florida (see their 2013 Appeals court case) and Kentucky (see their 2010 state Supreme Court case) allow permitted concealed handguns to be locked in cars.…

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