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Uber and Lyft prohibiting firearms for drivers, riders

20 Jun , 2015  

After an Uber driver in Chicago used his gun to stop a mass public shooting and save lives, the company is moving to ban guns in its cars?  Uber has posted the above policy note on its website.

We have adopted a no-firearms policy to ensure that both riders and drivers feel safe and comfortable on the platform.

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Yet more evidence that these killers are deterred by people with guns: Charleston, South Carolina Church Shooter

20 Jun , 2015  

We have previously pointed out how mass public shooting after mass public shooting keep occurring where guns are banned. Here is yet another case of these killers avoiding places where people with guns might be able to stop their killing spree. From the Associated Press:

Last week, while they were drinking in the back of Scriven’s house, Roof blurted out his plan about carrying out a mass shooting at the College of Charleston.

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Concealed Handgun Permit Holder saves Life of Police Captain who was being attacked by man high on crystal meth

19 Jun , 2015  


From Inside Edition (July 27, 2016):

Cpl. Michael Wheeler of Ohio’s Mt. Vernon Police Department owes his life to a brave civilian who stepped forward with a drawn gun.

Wheeler said he was being attacked by a homeless man who later acknowledged to officers that he was high on crystal meth.

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CPRC on the Dana Show to discuss claims about defensive gun uses

19 Jun , 2015  


John Lott was interviewed by Dana Loesch on her TV show Dana! about the claim that there are few defensive gun uses compared to homicides. The interview took place on Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:57 to 7 PM.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Gun-free zones an easy target for killers”

18 Jun , 2015  

John Lott has a new op-ed at Fox News on the

The horrible tragedy last night that left nine people dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., probably could have been avoided. Like so many other attacks, the massacre took place in a gun-free zone, a place where the general public was banned from having guns.

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Another Shooting in a Gun-free Zone: Nine Dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina

18 Jun , 2015  

Nine people were killed late Wednesday at Charleston Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The white killer is still at large.

Not surprising that yet another mass public shooting has taken place where guns were banned.  Yet, again, the ban only ensured that the victims were vulnerable.  Here is a synopsis of South Carolina law (UPDATED moved paragraph from the middle to here since Media Matters apparently wasn’t able to read all the material (original post available at bottom)):

  • While the South Carolina law allows concealed handguns on church property if the permit holder is given express permission by the church authorities, that seems particularly unlikely for the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  

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New Violence Policy Center “study” on guns recycles old claims using Justifiable Homicide data

17 Jun , 2015  

The Hill Newspaper reports on a “new” Violence Police Center (VPC) study (other publicity in the LA Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, among many others).

A new study attempts to debunk the claim that gun owners rely on their firearms for self-defense.

The Violence Policy Center released a study Wednesday that finds people are much more likely to use a gun to kill someone without cause than to protect themselves.

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CPRC talks to Gavin McInnes about guns and disarming the police

17 Jun , 2015  

John Lott talked to Gavin McInnes about guns and disarming the police on Tuesday, June 16th from 10:03 to 10:15 PM.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Connecticut’s strict gun licensing law linked to steep drop in homicides? Not really”

16 Jun , 2015  

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

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health claims that the state of Connecticut’s 1995 gun licensing law has reduced firearm homicide rates by 40 percent.  But this just released study gives academics a bad name.  Not surprisingly, anti-gun activist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and the left-wing Joyce Foundation funded the research.

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CPRC talks to Michigan Talk Network about the new push for gun licensing, and the empirical claims behind the push

16 Jun , 2015  

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about proposed laws that would force people to get licenses and register their handguns (Tuesday, June 16th, 6:33 to .6:41 AM).