John Lott was interviewed by Fox News about whether the NFL should ban off-duty police from carrying their service weapons at games.
“Off-duty police had been carrying their guns with them at NFL games from the time the NFL started until about a year-and-a-half ago, and there has never been a single problem,” John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told FoxNews.com.
The New York Times continues its reliance on the Violence Policy Center’s discussion about concealed handgun permit holders.
since 2007, at least 763 people have been killed in 579 shootings that did not involve self-defense.
The Times didn’t take our letter to the editor, but this is what we sent in:
…Dear Letters Editor:The Times erroneously asserts that over 8.5 years there were 763 non-self-defense gun deaths nationwide by concealed handgun permit holders (“The Concealed-Carry Fantasy,” October 26).
John Lott talked to Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor about the DC Police Chief’s advice on civilians should actively take out mass public shooters.
Here is also an interesting interview that Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor had with the head of the DC Police Officer Union.…
John Lott’s newest piece in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review starts this way:
Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, such far-away places as Pennsylvania have experienced a surge in applications for concealed handgun permits.
Permit requests have at least doubled in some large counties, including Allegheny. Pennsylvania has more than 1 million permit holders — 10.6 percent of the adult population — so the undoubtedly short-lived surge won’t dramatically change the number of permit holders, but an increase still will make Pennsylvanians safer.
On October 5, 2015 Rush Limbaugh mentioned some research that the CPRC had put together, though the source that he used doesn’t acknowledge the research as coming from us. The source of Limbaugh’s number is available in our report here where we go through each and every mass public shooting that occurred.…
John Lott had this latest piece in the Daily Caller (originally titled: “Does George Stephanopoulos Even Know What Gun Laws We Have Now?”):
Do gun control advocates even read what gun laws are on the books? The hot new claim is that there’s nothing to stop identified terrorists from buying guns in this country.
This segment was shown on C-SPAN on November 15, 2015 at about 12:30 PM.
WKRC-TV Channel 12 in Cincinnati reports:
. . . In Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry their weapons in class. In upstate Ohio there is top level, extraordinary teacher training.
The teachers and administrators train side by side with local law enforcement and paramedics at John Benner’s Tactical Defense Institute.
DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier on 60 Minutes about active shooters — “If you’re in a position to try to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there.” Yet, according to Emily Miller, the chief investigative reporter for Fox News Channel 5 in DC, DC has only granted 45 concealed handgun permits.…
The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida), Saturday, November 21, 2015
From the start, the controversy over Stand Your Ground laws has included discussions of race.
Critics have said they favor white defendants who claim self-defense against black people. . . . .
John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and someone who has long contended that more guns will lead to reduced crime, said the law protects minorities.