CPRC’s John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on a variety of issues over the last several weeks
Tuesday, June 30th: Discussing what implications the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage ruling might have for gun ownership
Wednesday, July 8th: City of Chicago suit against gun stores
Tuesday, July 14th: The new CPRC study on concealed handgun permits…
Governors in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indiana moved quickly over the weekend to allow their national guard troops being able to protect themselves. Unfortunately, however, these national guard troops will still be disarmed on federal owned or leased property. From the Military Times:
Governors in at least a half-dozen states ordered National Guardsmen to be armed in the wake of an attack on two military facilities in Tennessee, and Florida Gov.
Here is part of an article from the Sinclair Broadcast Group and WJLA in Washington, DC that quoted John Lott (both from his article at Fox News and the reporter interviewing him):
. . . “Army regulations are very clear stating that personnel cannot have firearms during their official duties,” Dr.
John Lott was interviewed for a news story in the New York Daily News:
. . . Even if soldiers couldn’t have ended Muhammed Youssef Abdulazeez’s attack as he ambushed them from a car, the sight of weapons could have deterred him, John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told The News.
Courtney Such, with Real Clear Policy, interviewed John Lott. Their discussion starts here:
How many people are licensed to carry concealed guns in your state? The Crime Prevention Research Center has released a paper with the numbers, finding that the number of permit holders has risen 15.4 percent in the last year alone.
John Lott’s latest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Thursday saw yet another tragic attack in a gun-free zone. Four Marines were murdered. Others were injured.
Watching the coverage on television Thursday, it was hard to ignore the gun-free zone sign on the front door of the recruiting station. It was surrounded by bullet holes.
A Fox News article titled “Concealed-carry handgun permits soar as murder rate drops, study claims” has this report on our new study:
A report from a prominent economist finds that the number of permits to carry concealed handguns has skyrocketed by 178 percent in the last eight years, even as the murder rate has dropped.
The gun-free zone sign is from the front of the recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Army regulations are very clear saying that you cannot have firearms during one’s official duties (see Para 2-6b). It should be the same across all branches.
The new report is available here. Reports for other years including 2016 can be viewed here. Part of the executive summary is shown here:
Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report:
- The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate.
John Lott talked to the KSRO Morning News team (covering Sonoma County, California) to discuss the latest research on concealed handguns on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 11:32 to 11:40 AM EDT