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Breaking down Mass Public Shooting data from 1998 through June 2019: Info on weapons used; gun-free zones; racial, age, and gender demographics

7 Jul , 2019  

The Excel file with detailed information on mass public shootings is available here. With all the discussion about having another assault weapon ban, only 13% of mass public shootings are done solely with any type of rifle. Twenty-eight percent involve only a rifle or a rifle in combination with a handgun and/or a shotgun.…

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Spain’s right wing party seeks looser arms control laws

6 Jul , 2019  

Spain’s fifth largest party, with 24 seats out of 350 in Parliament, campaigned this year on a promise to make it so Spaniards could use guns for self-defense and even carry permitted concealed handguns.

Fox News has this:

The leader of Spain’s far-right Vox party says that Spaniards should be allowed to possess firearms and use them for self-defense without legal consequences.

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At the Washington Post: What the media miss when talking about guns

6 Jul , 2019  

Dr. John Lott and Richard H. Black, who represents Loudoun County in the Virginia Senate, have an op-ed at the Washington Post on the Virginia Beach shooting and the after math this coming week with legislation during the special session in Virginia. The op-ed at the Washington Post starts this way.…

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Twitter has blocked John Lott’s Twitter account for Tweeting about the New Zealand mosque shooter, won’t explain

5 Jul , 2019  

Twitter has blocked John Lott’s account because of a post about the New Zealand mosque killer, and won’t explain its decision (see pictures). If you have a Twitter account, please consider retweeting the Crime Prevention Research Center’s tweet about this.
The original tweet was completely accurate, and is substantiated here.

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On The Heller Decision, Teachers Carrying Guns, Democrats pushing for new gun control regulations

5 Jul , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talked on Eric Bolling’s America about a range of issues including The Heller Decision, Teachers Carrying Guns, Democrats pushing for new gun control regulations.

Eric Bolling: “If you are into the gun debate, this man [John Lott] is the greatest resource on all things guns in America and maybe the world.”

(Eric Bolling’s America, The Blaze, May 15, 2019, Episode 133)

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Media Bias on Guns: Gun left for Mother’s protection used in Shooting at School

4 Jul , 2019   Video

This episode of Chicago PD tries to show the risks of a woman having a gun at home for her protection. In this case, the woman’s son takes the gun to school. As the pictures from the boy’s notebook indicate, he had planned to engage in a mass public shooting. But there is no balance, as the show never seems to show anyone successfully using a gun for self-defense.…

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At Townhall.com: Democrats Keep Pushing Smart Guns

3 Jul , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the constant push by Democrats for so-called “smart guns.”

Perhaps former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats should watch fewer James Bond movies. Biden announced at the Democratic presidential debates last week, “We should have smart guns. No gun should be able to be sold unless your biometric measure could pull that trigger.

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On New England’s giant WBZ: Should teachers carry guns at schools?

2 Jul , 2019  

Dr. John Lott was on New England’s 50,000-watt WBZ to talk to Dan Rea about our new research on teachers carrying guns at school. Sorry, Dr. Lott had a bad cold when this was taped so his voice doesn’t sound the best.

(Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 8:05 to 8:30 PM)

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Television News Bias: CBS’s 60 Minutes show claiming AR-15s are different from other guns

1 Jul , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Gavin McInnes on The Blaze’s Get off My Lawn about CBS’s extremely biased 60 Minutes claim that AR-15s are so different from other guns and exaggerates how that type of gun is used in the worst mass public shootings. More details are available here.

(CBS’s 60 Minutes, Sunday, June 23, 2019)

 

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At Fox News: Dems and gun control — they want it whether it works or not

1 Jul , 2019  

Dr. John Lott and Andrew Pollack have an op-ed at Fox News on the Democrats debates this past weeks and their discussions about gun control.

The two Democratic presidential debates last week in Miami were marked by calls to remember Florida’s Parkland High School shooting, which occurred only 50 miles away from where the debate took place.The Democrats agreed on two solutions to stop these attacks: impose background checks on private transfers of guns, and ban “military-style” “weapons of war.”

Even when the questions weren’t about gun control, candidates still found ways to bring up the topic.