26 May , 2018

On the Michael Dukes Show: Comparing US homicide & mass shooting rates to places like Australia and the EU

Dr. John Lott appeared again on Michael Dukes’ radio show out of Anchorage and Fairbanks.  They talked about comparing US homicide & mass shooting rates to places like Australia and Europe.

(Friday, May 25, 2018, from 1:08 to 1:55 PM)

 

 

26 May , 2018

At the Daily Caller: What Is The Religion Of Mass Public Shooters?

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Daily Caller on the religious views of those who commit mass public shootings.  The piece starts this way:

After the attack at the Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick denounced a loss of faith and religion in society. While the news media puts the lives of these mass public killers under a microscope, collecting any information that can be gleaned about their childhoods from their family and friends and social media history, researchers have ignored the religious views of these killers.

24 May , 2018

At The Hill Newspaper: Locking guns won’t do anything to save lives

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper on the current debate over whether people should lock up the guns in their homes.  The piece starts this way:

After Friday’s attack at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick forcefully told people of their “responsibility” to lock up their guns.

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23 May , 2018

UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950

 

UPDATE: Original title: “More misleading information from Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety on guns: ‘Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings,’ Showing how mass public shootings keep occurring in gun-free zones”  Originally posted on September 9, 2014.

While the first part of the discussion here goes through each mass public shooting from 2009 to 2014 discussed in the Bloomberg report, further down in this post we have updated cases up through 2015 and the sources of older cases dating back to 1950.  …

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23 May , 2018

Do countries with more guns have more deaths?

Dr. John Lott was on Dana Loesch’s TV show Relentless to talk about whether countries with more guns have more deaths and other gun control issues.  Our sources:

UPDATED: Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

UPDATE: CPRC Original Research: All but two of the 25 worst mass public shootings, 59 of the worst 67, occurred outside the United States

Do more guns lead to more homicides?…

22 May , 2018

What are the religious views of mass public shooters?

From January 1998 to the present, 69 killers have committed 66 mass public shootings in the US.  Each of these attacks claimed four or more lives.  Of the attackers, four have been identified as Christians, with just three clearly being regular churchgoers.  With 70% of Americans identifying themselves as Christians and over 33% going to church at least once a week, those numbers fall far short of what one might expect.…

22 May , 2018

On Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to discuss the Texas School Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to about the Texas School Shooting.

(Monday, May 21, 2018, from 8:35 to 8:45 AM)

21 May , 2018

On WMAL to discuss Santa Fe High School attack: what needs to be done and what won’t work

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on Washington DC’s WMAL about the Santa Fe High School attack in Texas.  They discussed what needs to be done and what won’t work to finally stop such attacks in the future attacks.

(Monday, May 21, 2018, from 3:35 to 3:43 PM)

 

 

19 May , 2018

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: USA Today, Rolling Stone, CNN, Sky News, and others

USA Today, May 4, 2018

Fox News columnist John Lott said the “news media love to criticize hypocrisy — at least by conservatives — even when it doesn’t exist.“

“Protecting the president and vice president of the United States from assassination is not the same as protecting a group of people from a mass public shooting or protecting you or me from being robbed on a dark street,” Lott said.

18 May , 2018

On Gun Freedom Radio to discuss comments by Parkland student David Hogg, the role of media Fact Checkers, and the debate over teachers carrying concealed guns

Dr. John Lott talked to radio hosts Cheryl Todd & Dan Todd about comments by Parkland student David Hogg, the role of media Fact Checkers, and the debate over teachers carrying concealed guns

(Saturday, May 4, 2018, from 4:20 to 4:50 PM)