Townhall, April 27, 2017
As gun scholar John R. Lott Jr. notes, “Letting teachers and staff carry concealed handguns is nothing new in the United States. And there has been good reason for allowing it — police virtually always arrive after an attack has occurred.
“Police are very important to fighting crime,” Lott stresses, “but stopping mass shootings is a uniquely difficult challenge.
Breitbart (May 10, 2017) had a long discussion on our recent research about the geographic concentration of murders in the US.
A study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that U.S. counties with the highest murder rates are among those with the lowest rates of gun ownership. .
A news article at Fox News discusses our research on blacks and women getting concealed handgun permits.
Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied. . . .
John Lott, of the Crime Prevention Research Center, published data in July showing a general upward trend in the percentage of people with permits to carry a concealed firearm are women in seven states — including Arizona, Florida, Indiana and Louisiana.
Dr. John Lott talked with Greg Garrison on the state of the gun control debate at the federal and state level.
(Wednesday, May 2, 2017, from 12:35 to 1:00 PM)
Dr. John Lott has started as a contributor for The Hill newspaper, which is read by members of Congress and their staff, though it has a somewhat broader audience. Lott’s first piece is on the Democrats consistently pushing fees and taxes that make it difficult for poor people, particularly minorities, to buy guns for protection. …
Dr. John Lott talked with lawyer Guy Relford on his Saturday afternoon radio show on the big WIBC. Lott and Relford about the heavy geographic concentration of murders in the US.
(Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 5:35 to 5:50 PM)
Dr. John Lott talked to Matt Garret on the giant 50,000 watts KOKC about our new research on the geographic concentration of murders in the US.
(Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:20 to 6:50 PM)
Dr. John Lott joined Lars Larson to discuss the CPRC’s new research showing the geographic concentration of murders in the US.
(Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:52 PM)
Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.
Larry Elder also briefly discussed our research on his show.…
On Thursday, May 4th, Georgia became the 12th state that mandates that public universities allow people to carry guns on campus. Following Arkansas, Georgia is also the second state to pass campus carry this year. The other eleven states are: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan (can carry openly with a permit), Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee (faculty and staff), Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. …
Arlington, Texas, May 3, 2017
A concealed carry holder is being heralded as a “hero” by Arlington police for preventing mass murder by killing an “incoherent” gunman at a bar Wednesday evening.
Before he was shot about 6:15 p.m., the gunman killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.