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Voice of America, March 16, 2018
Though the NRA has come on board, other gun rights advocates say treatment, not gun seizure, is the answer to dealing with gun owners who show signs of trouble.
“If you really believe somebody is a danger to themselves or others, then you ought to think about involuntarily committing them to some type of mental health facility,” said John Lott, an economist and founder of the right-leaning Crime Prevention Research Center.
The Hill, March 8, 2018
As has been the case with school shootings, American soldiers were sitting ducks in the defenseless killing fields known as “gun-free zones,” where criminals, but not the average citizen would be armed. In fact, the Crime Prevention Research Center revealed that 96.2 percent of mass public shootings from 1998 through 2015 occurred in gun free zones.
Indianapolis Star, November 24, 2017
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, 20 other states allow firearms on Statehouse grounds in some fashion. Most allow average citizens to bring their firearms into the Statehouse. Only two states specifically restrict it to lawmakers and their staffs.
However, most publicly visible and large companies with a diverse set of employees don’t permit guns in the workplace, said Christopher Schrader, director of government affairs for Indiana State Council of Society of Human Resource Management.
Huffington Post, November 15, 2017
. . . I have been following a similar debate about guns which broke out more than 20 years ago, a.k.a. John Lott versus Everyone Else, and not only does the debate about the role of ‘armed citizens’ seem to be heating up again, given what just happened in Vegas and Sutherland Springs, but it seems to have gone beyond the media venues where the argument usually appears.
Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama), November 4, 2017
When it comes to the nation-wide arms race, Alabama is in the lead.
A study completed by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that the numbers of people in the country having concealed weapons permits rose by 1.83 million in 2016, to a total of 16.3 million permit holders.
Metro News, October 13, 2017
But John Lott, president of the pro-Second Amendment Crime Prevention Research Center, says these statistics are a kind of feel-good data sets that should rely on a whole host of other information, like culture, demographics and rural/urban makeup that isn’t factored in.
“[The gun death rates] are low despite the strict gun control laws, not because of them,” he said.
Creators, August 22, 2017; Townhall.com, August 22, 2017; Arkansas Online, August 24, 2017; Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 26, 2017; Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, August 25, 2017; Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Oklahoma), August 28, 2017; NRA-ILA, August 22, 2017; and Post Bulletin (Rochester, MN), August 25, 2017.
Conceal carry permit holders tend to be one of the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, according to data provided by the Crime Prevention Research Center.
West Wing Reads, July 31, 2017
Regarding historic Democratic obstruction, at Fox News, former U.S. Sentencing Commission economist John R. Lott writes that “Democrats have done everything they can to slow down all of President Trump’s nominees,”highlighting the case of “non-controversial” nominee of Kevin Hassett to be CEA chair.
New York Post, August 14, 2017
But if it were simply about safety, there are a whole lot of other features that would be banned from foster homes, like swimming pools.
Breitbart.com, June 15, 2017
Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-TX) noted Dr. John Lott’s work in an interview that he did on SiriusXM radio.
“We cannot allow Washington D.C. to continue to be a place where only the criminals and the police have guns. That needs to change. We need to have law-abiding folks carry guns.
Fox News Insider, May 30, 2017
On “Varney & Co.” today, Dana Loesch said the number of concealed carry permits has risen dramatically in the past year, and women have been leading the charge.
Women like having that equalizer, she said, and to be able to feel like they can go where they want when they want.