Original Research

Types of guns used in Mass Public Shootings 1998 through March 2021

8 Apr , 2021  

Our dataset of Mass Public Shooting List US 1998-March 2021 provides information on the ages, political views, and religious beliefs of mass public shooters and these killers’ race and gender.  And it also provides information on the types of guns used. Eleven percent of these attacks involve only rifles of any type, with “assault rifles” being a subset of that.…

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Constitutional Carry

There are 20 Constitutional Carry States

3 Apr , 2021  

You will now be able to carry a concealed handgun from West Virginia to Idaho or from Arizona to Montana without a permit.

Iowa became the 19th state. In Iowa, the House vote was 60-37 and in the Senate it passed 31-17. In the House, all the Republicans and one Democrat voted for the bill, and in the Senate, it was a pure party line vote.…

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Featured

UPDATED: Compiling Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped likely mass public shootings

2 Apr , 2021  

This is a revised, updated version of a post originally written on April 21, 2015.

Columnist Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?”  We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes).…

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Featured, Mass Public Shootings

UPDATE: The false narrative of white supremacists doing mass public shootings: Racial, Gender, Religious and Political views of these killers from 1998 through March 2021

25 Mar , 2021  

Entertainment television continually provides a false impression of those who commit mass public shootings and how they commit them. Show after show has mass public shootings involving machine guns, though that never happens. But another myth is that attacks are frequently by white supremacists. In his first Townhall as president, Biden claimed: “And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”

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Original Research

At Real Clear Investigations: Mail-in Vote Fraud in Montana

24 Mar , 2021  

UPDATE: Montana Governor Greg Gianforte Announces That He Has Talked To Secretary Of State Christi Jacobsen About Mail-In Vote Fraud Allegations In Missoula, Montana

ORIGINAL: Dr. John Lott has an investigative piece on mail-in vote fraud in Montana. Some of the relevant documents are available at the end of this post.…

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Gun Control Laws, Open Carry

34 States allow Open Carry without a permit in all (33 states) or virtually all (Iowa) their state

9 Mar , 2021  

After many years with no real change in state laws on open carry, following the move to Constitutional Carry, there has been a significant increase in the number of states that allow open carry without a permit. Just in the last couple of years you have seen changes in states such as Oklahoma and Utah.…

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Featured, Gun Control Laws

40 States and the Federal Government prohibit the Seizure of Guns During Emergencies

23 Feb , 2021  

Forty states have laws that prohibit the seizure of guns during emergencies, six states have laws that allow such seizures, and four states and the District of Columbia have no such laws on the books. These laws largely passed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005.…

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Gun Control Laws, Gun Free Zones

All 50 states now allow you to carry a concealed handgun in restaurants that serve alcohol

19 Feb , 2021  

With Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signing HB 102 into law on Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 2021, Montana now allows to open carry, carry concealed without a permit, or carry concealed with a CWP, in a bank, a restaurant with a liquor license, or a bar. Thirty-four states now also allow people to carry concealed in bars.…

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Constitutional Carry, Gun Control Laws

UPDATE: There are now 18 Constitutional Carry States, and there is a reasonable chance it will be 20 later this year

18 Feb , 2021  

On Friday, February 12th, Utah’s Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill making Constitutional Carry the law in Utah. On Thursday, February 18th, Governor Greg Gianforte’s first priority for this legislative session has been signing a Constitutional Carry/eliminating gun-free zone, and it is now on his desk.

That might not be all this year.…

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Featured

Montana Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Friday to determine if people are allowed to carry concealed in restaurants that serve alcohol in all 50 states

27 Jan , 2021  

Only one state, Montana, still bans people with concealed handgun permits from carrying their guns in restaurants that serve alcohol. Montana allows people to carry openly in these restaurants, just as they allow open carry in banks. On Friday, January 29, 2021, Montana’s state Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on amendments to determine whether Montana remains the only state that bans carrying in such restaurants.…