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CPRC on the Financial Survival Network with Kerry Lutz to discuss Gun Free Zones Are Magnets for attacks

21 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott joined Kerry Lutz again for a look at the Parkland massacre.

While it’s nice to believe that with the simple passage of a law, such events will never happen again; the reality is quite different. John first proposed arming school officials back in 1998 and was met with universal shock and alarm.

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On WMAL to discuss a school resource officer stopping a shooting at a public high school

20 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, talked to Larry O’Connor regarding the shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland and the school resource officer who stopped the attack.  News articles on the attack are available here and here.

(Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 5:05 to 5:14 PM)

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When teachers have been given a chance to learn how to carry a concealed handgun, many have jumped at the chance

20 Mar , 2018  

Three or four teachers and staff carrying at schools would probably be enough to protect most schools.  Time after time comments are made that teachers are just unwilling to carry.  Yet, every time free classes are offered for teachers, more want to take the classes than there is available space.

The latest example is from Michigan.…

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New Democrat legislation to hike the taxes on guns from 10% to 20% and the tax on ammunition from 11% to 50%

19 Mar , 2018  

Democrats have long pushed for taxes and fees to prevent the poor and minorities from owning guns. The likely gubernatorial nominee for Illinois and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) announced new legislation to increase federal excise taxes on shells and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent and an increase in taxes on the sale of pistols and revolvers from 10 percent to 20 percent.  …

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Completely bogus Meme that keeps on being circulated on internet: US has 3rd highest murder rate, but if you remove 5 worst cities, US rate then one of the lowest

18 Mar , 2018  

We have frequently been asked about this false internet meme and we have referred them many times to the research that we have done on this issue.  Anyone who follows our website would know is completely false.

The claim is that the US has the 3rd highest murder rate, but if you removed Chicago, Detroit, DC, St.

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On the Mark Levin Show: Levin discusses the CPRC research on universal background checks not stopping mass public shootings

16 Mar , 2018  

On his national radio show, Mark Levin mentions the CPRC  research universal background checks wouldn’t have stopped one of the mass public shootings this century.

(Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 7:20 to 7:22 PM)

Mark Levin’s show is listened to by over 7 million people.

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At The Hill: “The media is out of control in its push for gun control”

16 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Hill newspaper on the bias of fact checkers and the impact that they have on the gun control debate.

Fact checkers are out of control, and on the issue of guns they no longer even try to pretend impartiality. Especially on social media, this is becoming a serious problem.

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At Fox News: “Gun walkouts in schools don’t let students think for themselves”

15 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece is available here.  This piece is different than most that he writes.  It is about what one of his children experienced at the “Walk Out” for gun control on Wednesday.  The piece starts this way.

Gun control is a contentious issue. It is one thing for a teacher to talk to his or her class about the issue, hopefully presenting both sides of the debate.

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On the Kevin McCullough National Radio Show discussing President Trump’s proposals on gun control issues

15 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Kevin McCullough on his national radio show about President Trump’s gun control proposals.

(Monday, March 12, 2018, the first hour of McCullough’s show)

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Fox News: “Gun safety expert: push to ban guns for those under 21 would have little or no effect on mass shootings”

14 Mar , 2018  

Fox News has a new article on our research on the impact that raising the age that people can buy guns on mass public shootings.  The article starts this way:

As high school students staged a national walkout, gun control advocates have called for laws raising the age for gun purchases to 21, but one report shows this would have little if any impact.