WRAL, April 12, 2018
African-American woman are one of the fastest growing demographics of gun owners in the country and they currently make up more than half of the membership for the National African American Gun Association, according to data provided by the group.
“No question about it, black women are the driving force in our organization,” said Philip Smith, who founded NAAGA in 2015. “They are 60 percent of our membership nationwide, and those numbers are pretty consistent.”
According to a recent study from the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of women and black residents who have concealed carry permits in North Carolina has been on the rise in recent years.
According to the CPRC, North Carolina women holding permits increased from 21 percent in 2012 to 29 percent in 2017.
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, North Carolina), April 3, 2018; The Spectrum (St. George, Utah), March 31, 2018; GOPUSA, April 3, 2018; Townhall, March 29, 2018; Kinston, March 31, 2018; The Patriot Post, March 29, 2018
But of all homicides involving a firearm, only a small percent involve any type of rifle. Furthermore, the assault weapons ban did not achieve the objective of reducing murder and violent crime. Economist John Lott noted: “Since the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired in September 2004, murder and overall violent-crime rates have fallen. In 2003, the last full year before the law expired, the U.S. murder rate was 5.7 per 100,000 people. … By 2011, the murder rate fell to 4.7 per 100,000 people. One should also bear in mind that just 2.6 percent of all murders are committed using any type of rifle.” . . .
The Sandbox News, April 18, 2018
The Lakeland Times, April 13, 2018
For example, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, between 2009 and 2015, the U.S. ranked only 11th in the annual death rate from mass shootings, behind countries with much tougher gun laws such as France and Norway, and 12th in the frequency of mass shootings. . . .
The Indiana Gazette, April 8, 2018
PoliZette, April 3, 2018
“I haven’t really seen any evidence that’s the case. It’s anecdotal evidence,” he said.
Lott noted that Hispanics generally are less likely than black residents or white residents to report crimes, and he added that has remained true even as more cities and counties have adopted policies limiting cooperation with ICE.
“That’s been true pretty consistently over time … I haven’t seen any change in the rate over the last 15 years,” he said. . . .
Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, Pennsylvania), April 5, 2018
One “common-sense” proposal is to reenact the “assault weapons” ban. But of all homicides involving a firearm, only a small percent involve any type of rifle. Furthermore, the assault weapons ban did not achieve the objective of reducing murder and violent crime. Economist John Lott noted: “Since the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired in September 2004, murder and overall violent-crime rates have fallen. In 2003, the last full year before the law expired, the U.S. murder rate was 5.7 per 100,000 people. … By 2011, the murder rate fell to 4.7 per 100,000 people. One should also bear in mind that just 2.6 percent of all murders are committed using any type of rifle.” . . .
Coastal Report Online (Orange Coast College), April 9, 2018
A closer look at the gun ban in Australia does not paint the most no-guns-no-violence picture either. The gun ban of 1996 in Australia has come under considerable debate when examining if the gun ban was the cause of decreased homicide rates, as homicide rates were already on the decline. According to Crime Research Prevention Center president John Lott, “Prior to 1996, there was already a clear downward in firearm homicides, and this pattern continued after the buyback. It is hence difficult to link the decline to the buyback.” Another paper by the University of Melbourne found, when analyzing the effects of the buyback, that “there is little evidence to suggest that it had any significant effects on firearm homicides and suicides”. What’s more is that many forms of crime actually increased after the buy back. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, recorded sexual assault increased by 18% from 1993-2000, the rate of robbery victimisation has increased by 68% in the same period, and the number of assault victims increased by 39% from 1995-2000. Turns out that criminals don’t decrease criminal behavior as law abiding citizens decrease defense.
America is not the only country to suffer from mass shootings nor is it at the top. The Crime Research Prevention Center puts the U.S. at 11th place when comparing other nations annual death rate for public mass shootings, with Norway coming in first, Serbia in second, and France in third. . . .
The Daily Signal, April 16, 2018
It would be interesting to know whether Richards would be equally gung-ho about the politicization of country music if the message from Nashville were contrary to the liberal narrative on guns (for instance, if a star were citing John Lott’s book “More Guns, Less Crime”) or anything else. . . .
The Daily Signal, April 2, 2018
Not only are firearms invaluable for defense of self or others, but concealed carry permit holders as a group are statistically among the most law-abiding citizens in the nation. It is hardly surprising that, according to John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, “Not once has a permit holder in any of these states [that allow college students to carry concealed firearms] committed a crime on one of these campuses with a gun.” . . .
Observer (Dunkirk, New York), April 21, 2018
Also, the suggested remedies would likely have no impact on the number of random mass shootings. Consider the attempt to strip out gun ownership rights of 18-21 year-olds. Economist John Lott argues that there were 64 U.S. mass public shootings since 1998 and 10 were carried out by people under 21. He notes that five of the 10 were already too young to legally purchase guns. Hence, trampling on the gun rights of millions of Americans rests on the claim that the 5 would not have illegally obtained their guns anyway. . . .
Daily Commercial, April 14, 2018
In addition to the significant taxpayer cost of illegal immigration and the amount of their earnings sent abroad, we also need to look at the crime rate of this population. Recent data from the Department of Justice shows that 92 percent of foreign nationals in prison are in the U.S. illegally. The Crime Prevention Research Center detailing the prison data from Arizona between 1985 and 2017 showed illegal aliens were 142 percent more likely to be convicted of a crime than legal Arizonans. . . .
Ammoland, March 28, 2018
Where do you live? Murders in the United States are very concentrated. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, over 50 percent of murders occur in 2 percent of the nation’s 3,142 counties. Moreover, gun-related homicides are heavily concentrated in certain neighborhoods within those counties: 54 percent of U.S. counties had zero murders in 2014. . . .
Ammoland, April 5, 2018
The resolution pushes Congress to extend the perimeter of gun-free school zones. Every school shooting happens in a gun free zone, so it is unclear how this would make schools safer. In fact, according to Crime Prevention Research Center, a little over 98% of all mass shootings since 1950 have happened in gun-free zones. Going by these number the expansion of these zones would make schools less safe. . . .
SOFREP News (News and Intelligence from Special Ops Veterans), April 22, 2018
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, “gun free zones” have been the target of more than 98% of all mass shootings. The case in Aurora Colorado displays this, the shooter didn’t go to the theater closest to him house or the one with the largest audience, he chose the one that did not allow guns. So, to the enlightened representatives, what law can you pass to make criminals obey laws, they do not like them Sam I am. . . .