20 Jun , 2019

Armed Citizen legally carrying a gun provides “critical” help to wounded Missouri Police Officer, possibly stopped criminal from “doing more harm.”

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Trenton, Missouri Police Officer. Officer Jasmine Diab was shot in her abdomen just after 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019. Jamey Aaron Griffin was charged first-degree degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Sgt. Jake Angle said Griffin was restrained but was able to initiate a struggle over the female officer’s gun inside the vehicle.

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19 Jun , 2019

On the Lars Larson Show to discuss the Virginia Beach Shooting, the dangers of gun-free zones and more

Dr. Lott talks with host Lars Larson on both his Northwest and national radio shows about the Virginia Beach Shooting and how one female employee was so concerned about a fellow employee, she wanted to carry a concealed gun at work for her safety. However, there was an employee policy forbidding firearms in the building, so she decided to obey the policy and not carry a firearm for self- defense.…


18 Jun , 2019

At Fox News: Gun-free zones need to go. They are not only ineffective, they’re ineffective, they’re dangerous

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) have a new piece up at Fox News on the dangers of gun-free zones. Unfortunately, the Virginia Beach City Council is moving in the exact opposite way and wanting to ban guns in city buildings. Does anyone there realize that the killer in that attack was already violating the law in carrying his gun into the Municipal Operations Building?…

18 Jun , 2019

The Danger of Gun-free zones: What are you supposed to do when you can’t have your gun with you?

Many politicians and gun control advocates say if more guns mean fewer mass public shootings, the United States should be the safest place in the world. Indeed, the US has relatively few mass public shootings compared to the rest of the world, but we would have even fewer if we could get rid of gun-free zones.…

17 Jun , 2019

On Sebastian Gorka’s America First to discuss what they keep Secret about Mass Shootings

Dr. John Lott joined Sebastian Gorka on America First to talk about what the media keep secret about mass public shootings, namely that they keep on occurring in gun-free zones. 98% of mass public shootings occur in gun-free zones, where victims are completely defenseless to stop an attack.

One of the victims in the Virginia Beach shooting wanted to have a gun for protection, but obeyed the gun-free zone regulations.…


17 Jun , 2019

Our research cited extensively in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Eliminating gun-free zones: A way to deter mass shooters?

George Parry, a former federal and state prosecutor, had a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on June 5th, where he relied heavily on our research. We have added notes below where the links that were provided were to the Crime Prevention Research Center, though even in the one link that wasn’t directly to our research, it was to a case that we had discovered and discussed on our website. …

16 Jun , 2019

How does the US compare to other countries in terms of mass public shootings?

Dr. Lott talks about the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on mass public shootings.

(Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6:33 to 6:42 AM)

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16 Jun , 2019

Defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over the past two months

St. Louis, MO, April 17, 2019 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Thank goodness this law-abiding citizen was conceal carrying his gun at the time.

A man turned the tables on an alleged robber Tuesday night, shooting the man three times after being confronted on a St. Louis street.

The shooting was at about 9:45 p.m.

15 Jun , 2019

News coverage of our research by the Sinclair Broadcast Group: “Mass Shootings in the U.S. Compared with other Countries”

On June 5th, our research on mass public shootings got significant coverage by local news outlets throughout the United States. The news coverage starts this way:

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Elected leaders on Capitol Hill were quick to respond with familiar calls for action on U.S. gun reform after the Virginia Beach mass shooting.

14 Jun , 2019

Finally, one national news story about how the Virginia Beach shooting was in a “Gun-free Zone,” “She died defenseless”

The Crime Prevention Research Center played some role in alerting Fox News about this news story. This is the only national news coverage that has pointed out this mass public shooting has occurred in a gun-free zone and that one of the victims wanted to take her permitted concealed handgun with her for protection, but was forbidden from doing so because of Virginia Beach municipal rules.…