14 Jun , 2019

On Armed American Radio to discuss the Virginia Beach shooting, silencers and gun-free zones

Dr. John Lott spoke with host Mark Walters about the Democratic Presidential Candidates proposals for more gun-control, including a complete ban on so-called “silencers” that actually do not make guns silent.

Also discussed were the dangers of gun-free zones and how the media refuses to be honest with the public about these mass shootings taking place where citizens are disarmed and sitting ducks.…

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14 Jun , 2019

Mention in Newsweek: House Republicans who reintroduce bill eliminating all gun-free school zones rely on CPRC research

Newsweek discusses the evidence put forward for eliminating gun-free zones at schools.

. . . The “98 percent” statistic cited by Massie was pulled from a November 2018 Chicago Tribune op-ed by the conservative author of The War on Guns, John R. Lott Jr., who is also the head of the Crime Prevention Research Center.

14 Jun , 2019

At the Washington Times: Why balanced reporting about guns is crucial

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Washington Times on how media bias completely distorts people’s understanding of guns and gun control. The piece starts this way:

Kate Nixon worked as a compliance manager on the second floor of Operations Building 2 in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The 42-year-old was described as “always helping others.” She was president of the Pembroke Meadows Civic League, and a devoted churchgoer at St.

13 Jun , 2019

Cartoon: How terrorists react when they see a gun-free zone sign

By Branco at the LibertyAlliance.com…

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13 Jun , 2019

Cartoon: Gun-free zones: Hey, can’t you read?

BokBluster has this cartoon at Creators.com…

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13 Jun , 2019

On the Sinclair Broadcasting Network: The Virginia Beach Attack, another shooting in a gun-free zone

Dr. John Lott talked to Eric Bolling on the Sinclair Broadcasting Network’s America This Week about the dangers of gun-free zones both in schools and at the Virginia Beach municipal building attack. He also talked about the new research that the Crime Prevention Research Center has done on school shootings. This show is carried nationwide on over 200 television stations.…

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12 Jun , 2019

At Townhall: Mandating Gun Locks Can Have Unintended Consequences

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the money put into the Texas state budget to advertise the need for the safe storage of guns.

Last year, right after a student fatally shot eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged Texans to lock up their firearms.

11 Jun , 2019

On the Kerry Lutz Show: On all the Gun Control laws being pushed by all the Democrat Presidential Candidates

Dr. John Lott talked to Kerry Lutz about the push for more gun control laws by the Democratic Presidential candidates and also Michael Bloomberg’s unrelenting push for more gun control regulations.

(Monday, June 10, 2019)

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10 Jun , 2019

DRAMATIC REVELATION: The day of the Virginia Beach shooting one of the victims considered taking a gun to work over concerns about a colleague, but didn’t because of gun-free zone

We have previously pointed out how the shooting at the Virginia Beach municipal building was a gun-free zone. From The Virginian-Pilot (June 10, 2019) has this dramatic revelation:

Kate Nixon considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country’s deadliest mass shooting this year, an attorney for her family said on a radio show Monday.

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10 Jun , 2019

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Fox News, Daily Caller, National Review, Townhall, and many other places

 

Daily Caller, May 15, 2019

Here’s a truth that every American should consider: There are at least 18 states that allow teachers to carry guns. And yet, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, there has NEVER been a mass shooting attempted in any school where teachers are armed.