Here are other interesting talks at the session by Nicole Goeser and Andrew Branca
John Lott’s latest piece at Fox News starts this way:
In what’s being hailed by many as a victory for gun-control advocates, the recent Supreme Court decision on “straw” purchases of guns has completely muddled the whole issue of background checks and “straw” purchases for potential gun owners.
The court ruled 5-4 that, as The Hill.com put it, “one legal gun owner may not acquire a firearm on behalf of another — a practice known as “straw” purchasing.
The Fox News piece starts this way:
Is there an epidemic of school shootings? Parents are understandably fearful, but their fear is unjustified. Schools are relatively safe places, and they have gotten much safer.
While even one death is too many, the number of children killed in school shootings has declined over the last couple of decades.
How many more times do we have to hear the exact same story over and over again before we realize that these killers crave media attention? From the Times News (Kingsport, Tennessee) on June 12th:
. . . According to law enforcement officials, the teens intended to become the most notorious mass murderers of all time, with the highest body count.
Mark Glaze, the executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety until earlier this month, told the Wall Street Journal that the policies that they propose enacting wouldn’t stop these attacks:
“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think.
The newest Fox News starts this way:
President Obama just can’t seem to help himself. Over and over again, he makes exaggerated or false claims about guns and crime.
Last year Obama kept asserting the bogus numbers such as “40 percent of all gun purchases take place without a background check.” Besides the study being based on a tiny survey it was started before the Federal background check law went into effect.
On Monday, the Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Abramski v. United States. The case involved a police officer, Bruce Abramski, who bought a gun, a Glock 19 handgun, for his uncle. The officer, who is a federally licensed dealer and could get a discount on guns, bought the gun in Virginia and they transferred the gun to his uncle through a second licensed dealer in Pennsylvania, where his uncle lives.…
Dave Boze talks to John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of More Guns Less Crime. The interview, which took place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, is available here.
Updated school shooting data is available here.
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Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, Michael Bloomberg (as viewed on June 13, 2014), and CNN shows a significant drop in firearms deaths at schools over the last 20 years, though there is a difference when one breaks it down separately for K-12 and universities.…
The newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:
The shootings last week at Seattle Pacific University and on Tuesday at a high school near Portland, Ore., both occurred at places that banned guns — gun-free zones. The shooting last Wednesday in Canada also took place where citizens were not allowed to carry guns.