5 Feb , 2017

UPDATED: Accidental shootings on K-12 and University property by permit holders

We know of six cases: one involving a teacher at an elementary school and the other four at colleges and universities around the country.  (The CPRC earlier report on the revocation rate data for college age permit holders is available here.)

Here is the case involving K-12 schools:

The Associated Press has this story from 2014:

Utah schoolteacher whose gun accidentally went off in an elementary school bathroom agreed Wednesday to pay a fine and take a firearm-safety class as part of a plea deal.

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12 Feb , 2015

CPRC in the Austin (Texas) Statesman: “Open Carry versus Campus Carry: what should be the priority”

John Lott’s piece in the Austin (Texas) Statesman’s is as follows:

With well over 700,000 concealed handgun permit holders in Texas, there is a good chance that someone next you in a grocery store or restaurant is carrying a concealed handgun. But some are only satisfied if others actually know that they are carrying.  

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13 Jun , 2014

Greg Gutfeld mentions John Lott’s work in discussing Bloomberg’s false 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook claim


Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours.  While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible.  …

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17 Feb , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “Bloomberg’s latest stats on school gun violence ignore reality”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Are schools and colleges dangerous places, with lots of gun violence?

Some groups paint a picture of these places being particularly unsafe. Supposedly both murders and firearm suicides are very common at educational institutions. Last Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s two groups, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, jointly released a report that received massive uncritical news coverage.

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