Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey
There are a lot of discussions in Tennessee about Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey’s push to eliminate gun free zones in the state Capitol area. Here is one example of the impact that the CPRC is having. Central Tennessee’s NPR affiliate WKNO’s Chas Sisk noted this (3:18 into the interview):
Well, you know I think that a lot of law makers want to see restrictions on where you can carry lifted entirely.
From the “Eagles of Death Metal” Band’s Frontman
Gun control kind of doesn’t have anything to with it, but if you want to bring it up, I’ll ask you did your French gun control stop a single f*****g person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so.
President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John Lott, talks with Ralph Bristol on 99.7 WTN about upcoming testimony he will give before the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee on the dangers of gun-free zones and why lifting gun bans will make places like College Campuses safer. (Feb 9th 2016 7:38am-7:45am)…
John Lott’s newest piece at National Review is as follows:
Does President Obama know anything about guns?
Some really nonsensical rhetoric has come out of the president’s mouth. He’s said that political opponents of his support allowing “machine guns in bars.” He’s said that “there are neighborhoods where it’s easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable.”
Dr. John R. Lott’s latest piece at FOX NEWS Opinion (February 15, 2016)
In the past month, criminals have murdered six police officers in the line of duty. The number might have been eight if not for the actions of two concealed handgun permit holders.
At this rate, police deaths could be way up this year compared to previous years.
John Lott had an op-ed in the Knoxville News Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee) on February 13, 2016 that discussed his testimony before the Tennessee state Senate.
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.
Five News Stories across Tennessee
WZTV Fox 17 Nashville News, February 9, 2016
Nashville, Tenn — Author and national gun law commentator Dr. John Lott spoke before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday in favor of a series of bills that expand where you can carry your gun.
“I would argue these gun free zones are providing a hazard,” said Lott.
The Blaze, Friday, February 12, 2016
Academia is generally viewed as a liberal bastion, but one survey finds that despite their broad political leanings, college professors who have studied the impact of guns on society believe ownership of firearms makes the country safer.
The academic survey by Gary A.
Gary A. Mauser, Simon Fraser University (SFU) – Beedie School of Business, and John Lott have a new survey of academic criminologists and economists who have done empirical research on guns that has some very interesting results. A copy of the survey is available here.
Economists and Criminologists have very different models of human behavior.
John Lott’s latest piece at Investors’ Business Daily:
From the left and right, people are bombarded with diametrically opposing claims on guns. But most of this bombardment isn’t coming from the National Rifle Association.
Michael Bloomberg is spending far more money — hundreds of millions of dollars — trying to convince Americans that guns should be kept out of the hands of even law-abiding citizens.