17 Jun , 2014

CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the Supreme Court decision over “straw purchasers”

On Monday, the Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Abramski v. United States. The case involved a police officer, Bruce Abramski, who bought a gun, a Glock 19 handgun, for his uncle. The officer, who is a federally licensed dealer and could get a discount on guns, bought the gun in Virginia and they transferred the gun to his uncle through a second licensed dealer in Pennsylvania, where his uncle lives.…


17 Jun , 2014

KTTH Radio in Seattle: Interview on mass shootings

Dave Boze talks to John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of More Guns Less Crime. The interview, which took place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, is available here.…


13 Jun , 2014

School Firearm Deaths K-12 & Univ

UPDATED information on K-12 and University School Shootings Deaths: The number of deaths has been declining over time

Updated school shooting data is available here.

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Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, Michael Bloomberg (as viewed on June 13, 2014), and CNN shows a significant drop in firearms deaths at schools over the last 20 years, though there is a difference when one breaks it down separately for K-12 and universities.…

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13 Jun , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Killers seek gun-free zones for attacks

The newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:

The shootings last week at Seattle Pacific University and on Tuesday at a high school near Portland, Ore., both occurred at places that banned guns — gun-free zones. The shooting last Wednesday in Canada also took place where citizens were not allowed to carry guns.

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13 Jun , 2014

Greg Gutfeld mentions John Lott’s work in discussing Bloomberg’s false 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook claim

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours.  While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible.  …

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9 Jun , 2014

Appearance on Sandy Rios Radio show to discuss Las Vegas Shooting, other related media

John Lott was on the Sandy Rios Show from 8:40 to 9:00 AM on Monday, June 9th (available here).

Lott was also on News Max’s “Midpoint” show to discuss the issue from 12:15 to 12:26 PM on Monday, June 9th.

The David Boze Show, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 10:05 to 10:30 AM available here.…

9 Jun , 2014

Summarizing Some of Bloomberg’s false claims on guns

John Lott has a new piece on Bloomberg’s push for gun control at The Daily Caller that starts this way:

On “Meet the Press” earlier this month, Michael Bloomberg claimed that what he is doing “is nothing about gun control.” But host David Gregory, acting as a cheerleader, not a probing questioner, let that statement go unchallenged.

8 Jun , 2014


Concealed Carry Permit Holder may have stopped North Las Vegas shooting that left three people dead

Picture of Joseph Wilcox and his family.
UPDATE: The Las Vegas Review Journal has this:

After the shooting, the couple headed toward a nearby Wal-Mart, where Jerad Miller was confronted by Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31, of Las Vegas. Wilcox was legally carrying a concealed pistol. Wilcox was unaware that Amanda Miller, who was pushing a shopping cart, was involved in the incident and “lying in wait,” the official said.


6 Jun , 2014

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The Moncton, New Brunswick Shooter: Another killer who clearly understood the advantage to him of gun-free zones

Here are two of the photos that this killer, Justin Bourque, had on his Facebook page. While CNN mentions his “anti-government, pro-gun” leanings on his Facebook page, this Canadian killer clearly understood the advantage that gun-free zones offered him. Note that while this killer was carrying around his guns around in public, he knew that no civilians would be able to also do so legally (since the 1970s Canada has banned permitted concealed handguns).…