23 May , 2018

Do countries with more guns have more deaths?

Dr. John Lott was on Dana Loesch’s TV show Relentless to talk about whether countries with more guns have more deaths and other gun control issues.  Our sources:

UPDATED: Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

UPDATE: CPRC Original Research: All but two of the 25 worst mass public shootings, 59 of the worst 67, occurred outside the United States

Do more guns lead to more homicides?…

22 May , 2018

What are the religious views of mass public shooters?

From January 1998 to the present, 69 killers have committed 66 mass public shootings in the US.  Each of these attacks claimed four or more lives.  Of the attackers, four have been identified as Christians, with just three clearly being regular churchgoers.  With 70% of Americans identifying themselves as Christians and over 33% going to church at least once a week, those numbers fall far short of what one might expect.…

22 May , 2018

On Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to discuss the Texas School Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to about the Texas School Shooting.

(Monday, May 21, 2018, from 8:35 to 8:45 AM)

21 May , 2018

On WMAL to discuss Santa Fe High School attack: what needs to be done and what won’t work

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on Washington DC’s WMAL about the Santa Fe High School attack in Texas.  They discussed what needs to be done and what won’t work to finally stop such attacks in the future attacks.

(Monday, May 21, 2018, from 3:35 to 3:43 PM)

 

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19 May , 2018

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: USA Today, Rolling Stone, CNN, Sky News, and others

USA Today, May 4, 2018

Fox News columnist John Lott said the “news media love to criticize hypocrisy — at least by conservatives — even when it doesn’t exist.“

“Protecting the president and vice president of the United States from assassination is not the same as protecting a group of people from a mass public shooting or protecting you or me from being robbed on a dark street,” Lott said.

18 May , 2018

On Gun Freedom Radio to discuss comments by Parkland student David Hogg, the role of media Fact Checkers, and the debate over teachers carrying concealed guns

Dr. John Lott talked to radio hosts Cheryl Todd & Dan Todd about comments by Parkland student David Hogg, the role of media Fact Checkers, and the debate over teachers carrying concealed guns

(Saturday, May 4, 2018, from 4:20 to 4:50 PM)

17 May , 2018

Two recent cases where school resource officers have stopped mass public shootings

Over the last two months, what would have been mass public shootings at schools in Illinois and Maryland were stopped by armed school resource officers.  Of course, this should be three cases in a row. While Broward Deputy Scot Peterson arrived at the building one minute after the attack started, it was another 10 minutes before any officers attempted to enter the building.…

16 May , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network about how television shows provide an inaccurate and biased portrayal of gun ownership

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about how television shows provide an inaccurate and biased portrayal of gun ownership.

(Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

15 May , 2018

Civilians used concealed handguns to stop dozens of crimes in the last few weeks

Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26, 2018

. . . Jonathan Tyrone Peace, 28, has been charged with common law robbery in connection with the incident Thursday in the 300 block of South Blount Street around 3 p.m., police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was rushed for medical treatment to WakeMed.

15 May , 2018

On Houston’s Giant 50,000-watt KTRH about media’s distorted bias against guns in network television shows

Lott also talked about this bias on entertainment television on Houston’s giant 50,000-watt KTRH (Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30 and 7:30 AM hour EDT).

6:30 AM segment

7:30 AM segment

From KTRH’s website:

The media’s distorted bias against guns is seeping out of the news and into network television shows.