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CPRC in the New York Times: “As Campus Fears Rise, So Do Efforts to Enact School Gun Laws”

19 Oct , 2015  

From the New York Times, October 19, 2015:

. . . “California is the only state that I know of that has passed a modern ban on people being able to carry a gun on college campuses,” said John Lott, the head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, who testified last week in favor of the Michigan bill to permit concealed guns on campus.

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Seven cases in the past 9 days where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped crime and/or attacks

19 Oct , 2015  

Brick wielding assailant killed by pastor

Man shoots and kills dog during attack

Reno: Downtown shooting appears to be self-defense

Would be robber shot and killed by victim

1 Shot dead at Waterbury Cafe

Victim pulls gun on would be robbers in Nashville

Man shot during altercation with tow truck driver who towed his vehicle

 

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CPRC on Rush To Reason Show: John Lott explains why Gun-free Zones don’t work

19 Oct , 2015  

Dr. Lott talks with “Rush to Reason” about Gun-free Zones and why they simply don’t work. Friday, Oct 9th 2015. (6pm-6:21pm EST)

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Mass public shooting in Saudi Arabia leaves five dead, 9 injured at a Shia meeting hall

17 Oct , 2015  

A mass public shooting in Saudi Arabia left 5 dead and 9 injured.  From the Guardian newspaper:

A gunman shot and killed five people in an Islamic State-claimed attack on a Shia meeting hall in Saudi Arabia before being shot dead by police, said Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV.

Friday’s deadly assault will raise tensions in the kingdom’s largely Shia eastern province, a focus of the Sunni militants who view them as apostates worthy of death.

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has a hard time understanding why Israelis let civilians carry guns in public

17 Oct , 2015  

The concern about civilians carrying guns is clearly evident in Wolf Blitzer’s voice.  Here is a transcript of the last question and answer in this interview:

Blitzer (at 1:55 into the video): Aren’t you concerned though?  It is one thing for police or military to be walking around with weapons, but it is another thing for civilians simply to be walking around with weapons, some of them may be trained some of them not so well trained.  

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Hillary Clinton Lauding Australia and UK gun control laws

16 Oct , 2015  


Here is a transcript of Hillary Clinton’s comments on October 16, 2015 in Keene, New Hampshire.

VOTER: Back to handguns. Recently, Australia managed to get away, or take away tens of thousands, millions of handguns. In one year, they were all gone. Can we do that? If we can’t, why can’t we?

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CPRC’s John Lott on the Michigan Talk Network: Talking about Michigan looking at allowing permitted concealed handguns in gun-free zones

16 Oct , 2015  

 

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about allowing permitted concealed handguns on university property (Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 8:15 to 8:22 AM).

Among the stations carrying the Michigan Talk Network are WJIM in Lansing.

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CPRC Testimony: Michigan Senate Judiciary SB442 Allowing CPL Holders to carry in gun-free zones

16 Oct , 2015  

Crime Prevention Research Center President Dr. John Lott Jr. gives testimony on Senate Bill 442. This bill creates an exemption for CPL holders, allowing lawful concealed carry in gun-free zones.

 

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CPRC on NewsMaxTV to talk about protecting gun makers from malicious lawsuits and what can be done to stop mass public shootings

16 Oct , 2015  


John Lott talked with JD Hayworth and Miranda Khan about whether legal liability for gun makers should be protected from malicious lawsuits and what can be done to stop mass public shootings (Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 6:45 to 6:50 PM).

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CPRC in the Detroit News on the state legislature moving to eliminate gun-free zones

16 Oct , 2015  

John Lott has this new piece in the Detroit News:

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets.

So why do we put up these signs in other places?