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On Sinclair Broadcasting: Gun violence researcher: Mass shooters would ‘think twice’ if victims were armed

3 Sep , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott was interviewed on the Sinclair Broadcast network about what can be done to stop mass public shootings.

NBC Montana (Missoula), Sunday, August 4th, 2019; WPDE, ABC 15 News (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina), August 4th, 2019; KEYE CBS Austin (Texas), August 4th, 2019; KATU Channel 2 (Western Oregon), August 4th, 2019; KLEW CBS (Lewiston, Idaho), August 4th, 2019; KTUL ABC Channel 8 (Tulsa, Oklahoma), August 4, 2019; and at least 36 other television stations.

“You keep on seeing these people attacking places where victims can’t defend themselves,” Lott said in an interview with WJLA. “And the thing that is frustrating to me, is that the media refuses to go and call these places gun-free zones.”

In case after case, whether it was the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last weekend, or the rash of school shootings, Lott argued that in each case, the shooters select their targets because they are unlikely to defend themselves.

“There is a reason why these killers—when you go and read the diaries or look at other statements or people who have left statements—try to pick out those venues where they know victims can defend themselves,” he noted. “These people may be crazy but they are not stupid. They know if they go to a place where people can’t defend themselves, they are going to be able to kill more people then they could have otherwise.”

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