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.…

14 Jun , 2019

On Armed American Radio to discuss the Virginia Beach shooting, silencers and gun-free zones

Dr. John Lott spoke with host Mark Walters about the Democratic Presidential Candidates proposals for more gun-control, including a complete ban on so-called “silencers” that actually do not make guns silent.

Also discussed were the dangers of gun-free zones and how the media refuses to be honest with the public about these mass shootings taking place where citizens are disarmed and sitting ducks.…


14 Jun , 2019

Mention in Newsweek: House Republicans who reintroduce bill eliminating all gun-free school zones rely on CPRC research

Newsweek discusses the evidence put forward for eliminating gun-free zones at schools.

. . . The “98 percent” statistic cited by Massie was pulled from a November 2018 Chicago Tribune op-ed by the conservative author of The War on Guns, John R. Lott Jr., who is also the head of the Crime Prevention Research Center.

14 Jun , 2019

At the Washington Times: Why balanced reporting about guns is crucial

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Washington Times on how media bias completely distorts people’s understanding of guns and gun control. The piece starts this way:

Kate Nixon worked as a compliance manager on the second floor of Operations Building 2 in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The 42-year-old was described as “always helping others.” She was president of the Pembroke Meadows Civic League, and a devoted churchgoer at St.

13 Jun , 2019

Cartoon: How terrorists react when they see a gun-free zone sign

By Branco at the LibertyAlliance.com


13 Jun , 2019

Cartoon: Gun-free zones: Hey, can’t you read?

BokBluster has this cartoon at Creators.com