19 Apr , 2019

Democrat State Senator says Senator pushing Constitutional Carry has “some mental problems”

In a debate over a Constitutional Carry bill, Alabama’s Democratic state Senator Vivian Davis Figures had this to say about State Sen. Gerald Allen’s (R-Tuscaloosa) and the bill that he supported (SB 4).

“You even want to repeal a part of the law that’s in place now about carrying weapons into a demonstration, where everyone knows that the emotions are high … and we also know Congresswoman (Gabby) Giffords (of Arizona) was actually shot during that time, during a demonstration.

18 Apr , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Lawful citizens using guns to stop mass public shootings

Dr. Lott talks with Steve Gruber about the lack of media coverage when a lawful citizen uses a gun to stop a mass public shooting. The CPRC regularly shares these justifiable self-defense cases on our website.

More information on this is available here and here.

(Tuesday, April 16, 2019)

 

 

 

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17 Apr , 2019

On the Jim Polito Show on WTAG/WHYN: Do armed teachers prevent school shootings?

Dr. John Lott talks with host Jim Polito about school shootings and how to best prevent them. The answer is not armed guards or armed teachers.

(Tuesday, April 16, 2019)

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16 Apr , 2019

Four months after ban on large capacity magazines in New Jersey went into effect, zero magazines have been turned in to police

New Jersey’s ban on gun magazines with more than ten rounds went into effect on December 10, 2018, after being upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. At that moment, all heretofore legal “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) had to be surrendered to police, rendered inoperable, sold to authorized owners, or modified so that they couldn’t hold more than 10 rounds.…

16 Apr , 2019

On the Kerry Lutz Show: Red Flag Laws

There’s an alarming trend taking place across the nation. Many states are passing so-called Red Flag Laws that allow the government to confiscate an individual’s firearms based solely upon rumors and anonymous reports. There are no substantive provisions for due process or notice. The police simply show up on one’s doorstep, demanding people’s guns.…

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15 Apr , 2019

CPRC on The Michigan Talk Network: The media exaggerates impact of U.S. border closure

Dr. John Lott spoke with Steve Gruber about the national news media’s silly exaggerations of the U.S. border closure. We will not run out of avocados. We will just get them from other sources. The U.S. spends 50% more educating illegals than we spend on food from Mexico.

More information is available here.…

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15 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: The Second Amendment Stories the National Media Fail to Report…or Get Completely Wrong

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on mass public shootings that have been stopped by concealed handgun permit holders. The piece starts this way:

Did you hear about this case? A man went into a dentist’s office, killed a woman, and took aim at others before being wounded by a concealed handgun permit holder.

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14 Apr , 2019

Denver Post interviewing the CPRC about the 20th Anniversary of Columbine massacre

Dr. John Lott was one of the people interviewed by the Denver Post about the 20th Anniversary of Columbine massacre. Here is the discussion that they had with him.

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” said mass killers often choose a soft target or “gun-free zone” — such as schools — to carry out their attacks.

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14 Apr , 2019

UPDATED: Compiling Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings and other mass attacks

This post was originally written on April 21, 2015.

In a Washington Post in an April 20, 2015 column, Eugene Volokh asks: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?”  We provided Volokh with a list of cases that used permitted concealed handguns.

Below we have collected news stories on more of these cases.  …

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13 Apr , 2019

CPRC’s Nikki Goeser on The Michigan Talk Network: Red Flag Laws

Nikki Goeser talks with host Steve Gruber about Red Flag Laws. Nikki Goeser is a survivor of a violent crime in a Gun-Free Zone, where her husband was murdered in front of her by her stalker. Even after going through something as horrific as this, Nikki understands the importance of due process and how Red Flag Laws can violate that due process.…

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