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Information on K-12 School and University Shootings Deaths: The number of deaths has been declining over time

22 Feb , 2018  

The data below show the changes over time in both deaths from shootings at K-12 through college and also deaths from mass public shootings.

 

This data updates an earlier report that we had put out on deaths from school shootings in June 2014. Shooting deaths at K-12 schools make up over 78% of deaths at all schools, but despite an unusually large number of deaths so far this school year, both the number of deaths and the number of shooting incidents at K-12 schools has been declining over time.  …

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Worth Watching: On Fox Business: What can be done to stop mass public shootings at schools?

22 Feb , 2018   Video

After the Parkland School shooting in Florida, Dr. John Lott appeared on Fox Business’s Varney & Company to discuss the mass public shooting and what could be done from changes in background check rules to getting rid of gun-free zones. They discussed whether some teachers and staff at schools should be able to carry permitted concealed handguns.  …

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On Larry Elder’s National Radio Show to discuss the newest calls for more control and regulation

22 Feb , 2018  

John Lott talked to Larry Elder on his national radio show about the true nature of gun violence amidst the Left’s calls for more control and regulation.

(Friday, February 16, 2018, from 6:20 to 6:30 PM)

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Investor’s Business Daily using CPRC research

22 Feb , 2018  

From an Investor’s Business Daily editorial:

 . . . President Obama talked about it a lot, including in June of 2015, after a gunman shot nine people in a Charleston, North Carolina church: “Let’s be clear: At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Obama said.

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On Minneapolis’ The Patriot Radio to discuss Lott’s book “The War on Guns”

21 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mitch Berg on his radio show to discuss Lott’s book “The War on Guns.”

(Saturday, February 11, 2018, from 2:05 to 2:17 PM)

Recently a news article in Minnesota noted how violent crime had hit a 50 year low in 2016 and that the state set a new record for the number of firearm background checks in 2017;

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On Dallas’ giant 50,000-watt KRLD to talk about the Florida school massacre

21 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mitch Carr on the giant 50,000-watt KRLD in Dallas to discuss the F

(Friday, February 16, 2018, from 11:35 to 11:42 AM)

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Letter writers respond to our op-ed in the New York Times, our analysis

21 Feb , 2018  

Letters in the February 14th New York Times:

Response:

Congresswoman Kelly wants one to believe that across Republican and Democratic administrations, across Republican and Democratic-controlled congresses, the incredibly low rate of prosecutions and convictions for people who were supposedly banned from owning guns weren’t prosecuted because of a lack of funds.  …

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On the Jim Bohannon National Radio Show to discuss the gun control debate in the wake of the Florida high school shooting

20 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on his national radio show about where the gun control debate stands right now. Questions from the audience covered a range of issues from mental health care professionals being able to identify people who might commit these mass public shootings to the problems with background checks to what can be done to make a compromise between the two sides of the gun control debate.…

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Sean Hannity on Fox News discusses the CPRC’s research on concealed handguns

20 Feb , 2018   Video

Sean Hannity on Fox News discussed the CPRC’s research on concealed handgun laws, showing that right-to-carry reduce violent crime and that the size of the drop is related to how long the laws have been in effect.  For examples of the extensive research on that finds similar results this see.  For Dr.…

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On Fox News: Debate on how to stop mass public shootings

19 Feb , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott from the Crime Prevention Research Center and Igor Volsky with the Center for American Progress debated how to stop mass public shootings and the role of gun control.  The discussion took place on Laura Ingraham’s show.  For those interested in looking at the academic research on guns and crime that Lott was referring to, follow this link here.  …

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