UPDATED: Accidental shootings on K-12 and University property by permit holders

14 Mar , 2018  

We know of seven cases: two involving a teacher at an elementary school (though in one of these cases the teacher was carrying the gun illegally) and the other six at colleges and universities around the country.  These relatively minor and rare cases are consistent with the evidence that we have gathered from six states on their not being any increase in insurance premiums for schools that allow teachers and staff to carry.…

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: “Charles Vacca’s Death Is A Tragedy, But Gun Range Accidents Are Exceedingly Rare”

29 Aug , 2014  

John Lott’s latest piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

Even experts sometimes make mistakes.  That happened this past Sunday when a firing range instructor at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona was accidentally shot to death by a 9-year-old student.

The reaction has been swift. 



How often are people mistaken as home invaders and accidentally shot?: It looks to be extremely rare

30 Jan , 2014  

We get this question often. It comes out of claims made by Arthur Kellermann and his research claiming the risk about having guns in the home. No official government statistics are collected on such cases, so we decided to do a news search to get a rough idea of the magnitude of these cases.…