12 Aug , 2014

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Estimated 460,000 concealed carry permits in Alabama, Just 4% increase in permits issued in Alabama after discretion removed from Sheriffs


On August 1, 2013, Alabama moved from a discretionary concealed handgun permit rule to one where sheriffs had no discretion (copy of law is here). The number of permits in these six counties have increased by only 4 percent, much less than the increase that we are seeing in most of the US.…

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11 Aug , 2014

Push for police to use so-called “smart” guns

Given problems with reliability and that the gun is now just available as a 22 caliber, police will likely have to be forced to use this gun. One reason for the low caliber is that the shock from the recoil in the higher caliber guns could damage the electronics. But the decision for police to use this gun may be a political decision, not one based on what is best for the safety of the officers.…

10 Aug , 2014

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Evidence that guns deter: “Knockout game” attacker asks victim if he is armed before hitting him

The Florida Times-Union points to how guns deter in an attack on a man on Neptune Beach.

The victim told police that he believed the boys were playing the “knockout game.” He said he was approached on the beach by one of the boys who asked him if he had a “Glock.” The man was punched after admitting that he was unarmed.

9 Aug , 2014

Georgia getting rid of gun-free school zones

There are two new laws that went into effect in Georgia on July 1st (HB 60 and HB 826).

HB 826: A person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 [may possess a concealed firearm] when he or she is within a school safety zone or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a public school or a person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 when he or she has any firearm legally kept within a vehicle when such vehicle is parked within a school safety zone or is in transit through a designated school safety zone

HB 60: A person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10, [may possess a concealed firearm] when such person carries or picks up a student within a school safety zone, at a school function, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school or a person who is licensed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129 or issued a permit pursuant to Code Section 43-38-10 when he or she has any weapon legally kept within a vehicle when such vehicle is parked within a school safety zone or is in transit through a designated school safety zone

The two bills are quite different.…

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8 Aug , 2014

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CPRC in the News: San Diego Union Tribune on our national conference


The San Diego Union Tribune article by Lyndsay Winkley had the following:

The national gun debate turned to college campuses after a San Diego woman gave a speech to an activist gathering in Washington D.C. Tuesday criticizing her Ivy League college for not letting her carry a concealed weapon to protect herself from a longtime stalker.

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8 Aug , 2014

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Greg Gutfeld discusses Taylor Woolrich’s case on Fox News’ “The Five” and Red Eye


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Two of the issues raised in both of these segments were whether students should carry a gun for protection even if they aren’t allowed to do so and whether we can trust students to carry (videos also available here and here).…

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7 Aug , 2014

Geraldo Rivera makes a complete mess of the Taylor Woolrich case on Fox News

Taylor’s case was discussed on Fox News this afternoon.

Unfortunately, Geraldo Rivera was on to discuss Taylor’s case and he was very ill informed about what was happening. Here are just five errors in his discussion.

1) Geraldo claims that Taylor is safe because Bennett will for certain be in jail for the next 4 years and she has nothing to worry about.…

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7 Aug , 2014

Taylor Woolrich on NBC’s Today Show to discuss her desire to protect herself


This is a powerful discussion on NBC’s Today Show. Taylor did not appear live on the show, instead they used clips from her talk to the Students for Concealed Carry/Crime Prevention Research Center convention to make her points.

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7 Aug , 2014

More videos from Students for Concealed Carry/Crime Prevention Research Center conference

First panel
Taylor Woolrich’s presentation was posted earlier here.
Allie Lainez

Holly Adams

Nicole Goeser

A small portion of CPRC’s John Lott debating with Chelsea Parson from Center for American Progress

Allison Basley and Kimberly Shepherd

Tim Schmidt and the police trainer and law enforcement panel

Tim’s overview of his panel

Jan Morgan’s talk

Sheriff Al Cannon’s talk

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6 Aug , 2014

Taylor Woolrich’s op-ed at Fox News describes what it is like to be stalked, lots of other media coverage

UPDATE: Buzzfeed and others mischaracterize what happened with Taylor Woolrich’s op-ed.  See discussion here.

ORIGINAL: This is some of the news coverage that was obtained from the Students for Concealed Carry Convention that the Crime Prevention Research Center organized and funded.  Taylor Woolrich has a very powerful op-ed at Fox News that starts this way:

Over the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order.

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