CPRC Research in the Media about Gun-Free Zones

13 Jun , 2016  

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The Daily Caller, Monday, June 13, 2016

Another “new” lesson: Gun-free zones do not prevent attacks of this nature, and this past weekend in Florida proves it. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, both the Pulse and the location where former Voice contestant Christine Grimmie was killed were “gun-free” zones. They did not stop either killer from carrying out their acts. The only accomplishment of gun-free zones: The killers had victims who were much less capable – if not utterly incapable – of fighting back.

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The Blaze, Monday, June 13, 2016

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, only a little more than 1 percent of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places that were not considered to be a gun-free zone. In fact, as Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott Jr. noted in October 2015, only two mass shootings in the U.S. since 1950 have occurred in an area where citizens were not prohibited from carrying a gun.

Pulse, the popular gay nightclub in Orlando where a 29-year-old terrorist fatally killed at least 49 people and wounded 53 early Sunday morning, was reportedly a gun-free zone. . . .



2 Responses

  1. sh68137 says:

    You can not make Americans safer by making them defenseless.

  2. sh68137 says:

    Politicians can not make Americans safer by making them defenseless.

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