3 May , 2019

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

This is a revised, updated version of a post originally written on April 21, 2015.

Columnist Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?”  We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes).  …

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3 May , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Police Review Boards May Create the Problems They Were Designed to Solve

Dr. Lott talk with Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Police Review Boards actually creating problems that they were designed to solve. More detailed information on this discussion is available here.

(Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 6:45 AM to 6:56 AM)

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3 May , 2019

Bill to let people carry without a permit during disasters overwhelmingly passes Texas state House

Republicans hold a somewhat narrow a 83-to-67 seat majority in the Texas state House, but a bill to let people carry concealed handguns without a permit during state-declared disasters passed by an overwhelming 102 to 29 vote. For 7 days after the disaster is declared, people are allowed to carry while evacuating or re-entering the disaster area.…

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2 May , 2019

At Townhall.com: House Panel Allots $50M to Study Gun Violence

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com discusses the House Appropriations Committee Allotting $50 million for public health research on guns. Lott’s piece begins this way:

One of the most common attacks on the National Rifle Association is that it supposedly prevents academics from doing research on firearms. “[Academics] were forced to stop their work at the point of a gun—or at least at the insistence of National Rifle Association,” wrote the Washington Post of the 1996 Dickey Amendment.

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1 May , 2019

If voter ID laws disenfranchise minority voters, don’t similar rules prevent minorities from owning guns? Congressman uses CPRC research

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) asks panelists before the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties about what kinds of requirements disenfranchise voters. He goes on to point out that those restrictions already exist for gun purchases.

Not everyone liked Massie’s question about whether these restrictions prevent minorities from owning guns.…

1 May , 2019

On the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s The Current to discuss “Second Amendment supporters should be ‘deeply concerned’ about NRA infighting, says conservative pundit”

Dr. John Lott appeared with Charlie Sykes, the author of How the Right Lost its Mind, and the Washington Post’s Katie Zezima on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s The Current to discuss this past weekend’s events at the NRA between Wayne LaPierre and Oliver North.

Here is the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s write up of our discussion.…

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1 May , 2019

On DC’s WMAL: Tensions at the NRA

Dr. Lott talks to WMAL’s Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese about some of the major tensions and problems going on within the National Rifle Association. The concern should be the overall long term damage to the organization from the state of New York’s regulatory financial and legal assault. They were discussing Lott’s piece at Fox News.…

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