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WRCB Channel 3 TV (Chattanooga, Tennessee), March 9, 2020

More women than ever are signing up to take handgun permit courses nationwide. About one-quarter of handgun permit holders nationwide are women according to a study done by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

Tennessee has also seen a steady increase of female permit holders since 2012.

Mary Kay Truax was one of 12 signed up to take the eight-hour enhanced handgun permit course on Cagle Mountain.

“I live alone, I feel like I want a weapon to protect myself, but I want to be educated as well,” said Truax. 

In 2019, 35% of handgun permit holders in Tennessee were women, according to the Crime Research Prevention Center, that’s a nine percent jump from 2012. The number of female permit holders grew 101% faster than the number of male permit holders between 2012 and 2019.

KLTV Channel 7 ABC, Tyler, Texas

A couple of the most popular firearms that women in the area purchase are the Glock 19 and revolvers, due to the convenience of their size.

“The sound of just pumping a shot gun putting a shell into it will scare most everybody off,” Knox said.

According to a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, concealed carry permits have grown over 100 percent faster for women than for men.

“Perpetrators are usually a lot stronger than women, so they need to have a little advantage,” Knox said.

The Neighbor (Marietta, Georgia), March 3, 2020

“Gun-free zones create soft targets,” Munson said. “I want to respect private property rights, and the respect of private property owners, but I also want to ensure that lawful gun owners are not giving up their right to self-defense.”

According to Munson, who represents Waterville and Elysian, and much of Waseca and Blue Earth counties and a segment of Watonwan, no similar law currently exists on the books in any state. At the federal level, some lawmakers have called for measures to restrict or abolish gun-free zones, arguing that it could reduce gun deaths.

Munson said that public schools would be exempt, as mandated under federal law. However, nearly all other public and private properties would be covered under the proposed law.

Munson pointed to studies suggesting that most mass shootings take place in gun-free zones. He added that by inhibiting an individual’s right to self-defense, gun free zones could pose a particular danger to victims of stalkers and domestic abusers.

“If you have a stalker they’re going to wait to attack you until you are defenseless,” he said. “That’s what the gun-free zones do.”

President Trump has also asserted that most mass shootings take place in gun-free zones, citing statistics from the right-leaning Crime Prevention Research Center. The CPRC’s numbers show that 98.4% of mass shootings from 1950 to 2016 took place in gun-free zones. . . .

Media Research Center TV, March 4, 2020, this story is related to the video shown at the top. the reference to the Crime Prevention Research Center is at 2:08 in the video.

So, in essence, Chase seems to know that calling a place a “firearm-free zone” is not a disincentive to criminally-minded people to enter such zones and use firearms to harm innocent people. In fact the label “firearm-free zone” appears to attract armed criminals. As the Crime Prevention Research Center has noted, between 1950 and 2018 inclusive, 94 percent of all mass shootings have been perpetrated in so-called “firearm-free zones” – which sure is strange, since everyone knows that when government passes a prohibition, criminally-minded people are VERY inclined to abide by the statutes and those “gun-free zones” couldn’t possibly have guns brought into them to hurt people. Right?

The magic unicorns of “firearms-free zones” stop bullets. We ALL know that.

Senator Chase’s bill exposes the gun-grabbers for their fraudulent and dangerous mentality, even while exposing some attentive residents to a fundamental problem inherent in the nature of our modern US government. . . .

KTRE ABC Channel 9, Wichita Falls, Texas, February 28, 2020

According to a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, concealed carry permits have grown over 100 percent faster for women than for men.

“Perpetrators are usually a lot stronger than women, so they need to have a little advantage,” Knox said. . . .

Lancaster Online (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, February 29, 2020)

Metcalfe, who is finishing his eighth year as majority chair of the House State Government Committee, held a lunch meeting on the same day that Dr. John Lott, a crime economist and author of “More Guns, Less Crime” testified before the committee on the topic of gun-free zones.

The May 2017 lunch was catered from Harrisburg pizzeria Monte Carlo. The cost of the pizzas — which included meat-lovers, pepperoni and mushroom pies — was $103.

“That was pizza. Real extravagant,” Metcalfe said sarcastically when asked about the meal for this story.

“We had Dr. Lott speak at the gun rally, then had him come in and we fed him a couple slices of pizza so he’d come and talk to us in an informational meeting,” Metcalfe said.

The order of eight pizzas contained 64 slices. . . .

The Press of Atlantic City, March 3, 2020

John Lott Jr. gathered crime statistics from 3,000 counties over an 18 year period and wrote a book on his findings, “More Guns Less Crime,” showing that these restrictive laws increase crime rates.

The greatest benefit in terms of reduced crime is concealed carry. It was found to be “at least four times more effective than hiring additional police officers.” . . .

New American, March 11, 2020

Public safety is enhanced, not reduced, when law-abiding individuals are free to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. John Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime has amply provided proof for that. . . .

Ammoland, March 12, 2020

Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, all the Bloomberg groups, all the anti-gun groups. They are given actual data and facts from FBI, DOJ, CDC, John Lott studies, Gary Kleck studies, all this stuff. They have an abundant amount of information and data but they choose to be ignorant to it because of their mission. So we have two groups of people. . . .

The Advocate, March 1, 2020

Gun researcher John Lott cited the examples of Washington, D.C. and New York City, where private gun transfers cost at least $125. UBC fees present a significant financial barrier to the working class in crime-prone cities. . . .

The Hayride, February 27th, 2020

Earlier that morning, TPPF hosted a talk titled “Gun Policy in Texas: What Will or Will Not Make Us Safer?” The talk featured Dr. John R. Lott Jr., author and Founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, moderated by Cohen.

Townhall, many issues

Sheriff David Clarke mentions that he is on our board of directors at the end of his columns for Townhall.com.

Sheriff David Clarke Jr. is former Sheriff of Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin, President of AmericasSheriff LLC, Board member for the Crime Prevention Research Council, author of the book Cop Under Fire: Beyond Hashtags of Race Crime and Politics for a Better America. To learn more visit www.americassheriff.com

America’s 1st Freedom, February 20, 2020

Violent crime tends to be very geographically clustered and some Americans are more at risk than others. As economist Dr. John Lott has noted, more than half of all homicides occur in just 3% of U.S. counties, and even then, the majority of homicides occur in just a few specific neighborhoods. These dangerous neighborhoods are not crime-ridden for unknown reasons. Rather, studies routinely indicate that neighborhoods with higher poverty rates tend to experience higher rates of violent crime. This is absolutely the case in D.C., where most violent crimes occur in the city’s poorest areas. 

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