Gun Free Zones

Contrasting Trump and Biden on Gun-Free Zones

24 Aug , 2020  

The Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) was introduced in Congress in 1990 by then Senator Joe Biden (D-DE).

By contrast, President Trump has continually spoken out on the dangers of gun-free zones.

Our research on school shootings from 2000 through 2018 shows that President Trump was correct on this issue.…

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Shooting at Molson Coors Beverage Company appears to be yet another mass public shooting in a Gun-free Zone

26 Feb , 2020  

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, five people were murdered by an employee at the Molson Coors Beverage Company. Below is a picture of one of their facilities. The murderer was also killed at the scene. Our research showing that 94% of mass public shootings occur in gun-free zones is available here.…

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Some Marines Are Now Allowed to Carry Concealed on Base

4 Jan , 2020  

Lieutenant General G. W. Smith, deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations for the Marines, has now made it possible for some Marines to carry guns on US military bases. It is a movement towards Trump’s campaign promise: “[I will] get rid of gun-free zones on schools and on military bases.”…

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“Sheriff’s office in Ohio offering free CCW classes to churches”

1 Jan , 2020  

From Fox Channel 8 in Cleveland.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones announced Tuesday his office is offering free CCW classes to churches “that have or are implementing security teams.” This comes after a deadly shooting at a church in Texas Sunday.

“Unfortunately, in these days and times, no place is immune from mass shootings and we want our citizens to go to church without worry and fear feeling safe and secure to worship with their families and fellow church members,” Sheriff Jones said.

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On the Blaze TV’s America with Eric Bolling: Warning of the biggest policy errors Congress could make with new gun control efforts

26 Aug , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Eric Bolling on the Blaze TV about a range of gun control from universal background checks to Red Flag laws to gun-free zones.

(The Blaze TV, August 22, 2019)

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Another mass public shooting at another gun-free zone: the Gilroy Garlic Festival attack

29 Jul , 2019  

UPDATE: Governor Newsom: “This is insane. Only in America, only in America, here we go again.” Yet, few seem to realize how much more common mass public shootings are in the rest of the world, including parts of Europe. An earlier similar study was published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Original Post: Santa Clara County where the attack occurred at the Gilroy Garlic Festival provides an all too typical example.…

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Ford Motors tells Alabama car dealership to stop giving away guns after a mass shooting in California

27 Jun , 2019  

After a shooting in California county where concealed handgun permits are banned for general citizens, Ford Motor’s solution is not to have Americans own guns? You can see the link available here.

A man who had just been fired from a Northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said.

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While Virginia Beach seeks to create more Gun-free zones after mass public shooting in a gun-free zone, Mt. Juliet, TN takes another approach

24 Jun , 2019  

Unfortunately, after a mass public shooting in a gun-free zone, members of the Virginia Beach City Council want to make sure that there are even more gun-free zones. However, not all municipalities in that direction. A commissioner in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee has introduced legislation to give city employees with a concealed handgun permit the ability to carry a concealed handgun at work.…

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The Danger of Gun-free zones: What are you supposed to do when you can’t have your gun with you?

18 Jun , 2019   Video

Many politicians and gun control advocates say if more guns mean fewer mass public shootings, the United States should be the safest place in the world. Indeed, the US has relatively few mass public shootings compared to the rest of the world, but we would have even fewer if we could get rid of gun-free zones.…

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Finally, one national news story about how the Virginia Beach shooting was in a “Gun-free Zone,” “She died defenseless”

14 Jun , 2019  

The Crime Prevention Research Center played some role in alerting Fox News about this news story. This is the only national news coverage that has pointed out this mass public shooting has occurred in a gun-free zone and that one of the victims wanted to take her permitted concealed handgun with her for protection, but was forbidden from doing so because of Virginia Beach municipal rules.…