31 May , 2018

On Michigan Talk Network: Religious Views of Those Who Commit Mass Public Shootings

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the religious views of those who commit mass public shootings.

(Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 7:45 to 7:52 AM)

31 May , 2018

New FBI report claims that 8% of active shooter attacks during 2014-17 were stopped or mitigated by concealed handgun permit holders, but misses at least half the cases.

The FBI has now released its third report on active shooters.  The first report covered 2000-2013, and we found 20 missing cases where at least 2 people had been killed.  FBI reports for 2014-15 and 2016-17 also missed cases.

The latest report received widespread coverage in USA Today, ABC News, Chicago Sun-Times, and dozens of other local media across the country.…

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30 May , 2018

Florida shooter explains that he killed people to get publicity

Could the Parkland, FL shooter have made his motivations any clearer?

  • “When you see me on the news you will all know who I am.”  
  • “From the rath of my power they will know who I am.”
  • “With the power of my AR you will all know who I am.”
  • “You will all know what my name is.”

For 20 years, Dr.

29 May , 2018

Correcting Gun Control false claims about “America’s unique gun violence problem” and “How to Reduce Shootings”

UPDATED, originally Posted April 3, 2018: An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts.  A similar New York Times opinion piece by Nicolas Kristof has gained attention for illustrating “How to Reduce Shootings.”  Below, we will respond to the individual graphs on Vox’s and then on Kristof’s terms. …

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27 May , 2018

About 6.7% of Adult Jews in Israel can legally carry in public

Israel’s Ministry of Internal Security says that 260,000 Israelis have permits to carry guns in public. With about 3.85 million adult Jews over 21-years-old living in Israel, that implies about 6.75 percent of Jewish adults in Israel have these permits.

This is down substantially from the rate previously calculated for 2000 where the same number was about 12%.…

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

UPDATED: At the end of this piece, we have included responses to an attack on Dr. Lott’s article.

ORIGINAL POST: 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 op-ed starts this way:

After Friday’s attack at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt.


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.  …

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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?…