PoliceOne surveyed 450,000 members – 380,000 active-duty and 70,000 retired law enforcement officers. A March 2013 survey by the group found 86 percent of members believing that casualties from mass public school shootings (such as the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School attack in Connecticut) could be reduced or “avoided altogether” if citizens had carried permitted concealed handguns in those places.…
Warning: These researchers are refusing to release the data used in their already published study.
Public health researchers at Texas A&M University (Charles D. Phillips, Obioma Nwaiwu, Szu-hsuan Lin, Rachel Edwards, Sara Imanpour, and Robert Ohsfeldt) have a new piece in the Journal of Criminology that claims that concealed handgun permits have no statistically significant effect on crime rates.
John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:
President Obama still hasn’t learned his lesson. He has spoken out yet again before the facts were in. In this case, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested and suspended for bringing an electronic clock to school, was invited to the White House within hours of his story going viral.
John Lott’s latest piece at Investor’s Business Daily:
Everyone wants to keep guns away from the mentally ill, but the vast majority of them do not pose a danger to others or themselves.
The warning signs seem obvious in hindsight, but it’s very difficult to know who the truly dangerous ones are.
John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the Pope’s view that owning or making guns is inconsistent with being a Christian (noting some of the international evidence) and how concealed handguns make it riskier for criminals to commit crime (Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 7:15 to 7:22.
Armed bank robbery stopped (Monday night, September 21, 2015):
. . . The 43-year-old assailant entered the bank with a gun and had procured “a large amount” of cash from the bank when, on the way out, he appears to have threatened a 63-year-old customer with his gun, according to Fouts.
John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the Miss America contestant who opposed more gun control regulations (September 15, 2015, 6:45 to 6:52 AM).
The Columbian Missourian has this story on the lawsuit:
A law professor has filed suit against the . . . MU policy that prohibits concealed weapons on campus infringes on his constitutional rights. . . .
Bukowsky’s petition sites statistics from John R. Lott’s book, “More Guns Less Crime,” which she said shows a trend of states allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.
The piece on the front page of the El Paso Times discusses John Lott’s talk in El Paso this coming Saturday morning.
. . . Lott, an author, professor, commentator and Fox News columnist, is founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization that focuses on conducting research between laws regulating gun ownership, crime and public safety.
John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on Anchorage, Alaska’s big talk radio station KBYR about the benefits and risks of people having guns in their homes (Friday, 10:15 to 10:30 AM, September 19, 2015).