Gun Free Zones

Shooting at Oneida Casino in Wisconsin occurred at another Gun-free Zone

2 May , 2021  

Two people were murdered and another seriously injured in a shooting at the Oneida Casino in Wisconsin. As the pictures show, the attack occurred in another gun-free zone. If you look carefully, the picture on the sign above says “Weapons are Prohibited on this Property.” Apparently, the attacker had been an employee at the Casino.…

Gun Free Zones

Nikki Goeser “Stalked and Defenseless” Joins IFC Panel Discussion on Gun-Free Zones

19 Feb , 2021   Video

February 1, 2021

CPRC’s Nikki Goeser, author of “Stalked and Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me” speaks with a panel of Legislators and IFC about the tragedy she experienced as her husband, Ben, was gunned down in front of her in a “Gun Free Zone” by a man who was stalking her.…


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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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Gun Free Zones, op-ed

In the Missoulian and Montana Standard: Bill will allow guns in Montana’s Capitol

28 Jan , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Missoulian and Montana Standard newspapers.

Montana looks set to become the 24th state that allows citizens to carry guns in the state Capitol. The bill passed the House and is now before the Senate, eliminates more gun-free zones than just the state Capitol.


Gun Free Zones, op-ed

At Newsweek: Don’t Let Anti-Gun Activists Weaponize the Capitol Hill Riot

20 Jan , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has returned to the CPRC and he had this piece today at Newsweek.

After the riot at the U.S. Capitol, gun control organizations warn that armed rioters at state capitols across the country on Inauguration Day pose a threat to our democracy. They claim the only solution is for states to ban guns on capitol grounds, thus extending their bans on carrying guns on public property generally.


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UPDATED: 23 State Capitols Officially Allow Some Form Of Legal Firearm Carry. Soon that will be 25 states. At Least 4 Others Currently Allow In Practice.

15 Jan , 2021  

CPRC has found that 23 State Capitols officially allow visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above to carry guns legally. The New Hampshire state House is the most recent place to allow carrying permitted concealed handguns into legislative buildings.

By a 66-to-31 party-line vote, Montana’s state House just passed in January a bill that will allow people to carry in the state Capitol, and passage in the Republican Senate seems assured before the end of the month.…

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Gun Free Zones

Montana moves to eliminate gun-free zones on college campuses and other places

7 Jan , 2021  

With a Republican governor for the first time in 16 years, Montana looks set to finally eliminate gun-free zones. This follows the adoption of initiative LR-130 in November that prevents local governments from creating gun-free zones for people with concealed handgun permits.

The Montana Legislature is poised to take up a number of gun-related bills this session, the first being House Bill 102 brought by Joliet Republican Rep.

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UPDATE: 83 Congressmen want to keep the ability to carry concealed handguns in the Capitol

3 Jan , 2021   Video

UPDATE: It appears as if Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was able to keep the Democrats from changing the rules on letting members of Congress carry guns on Capitol grounds. Note also that in the video above, Boebert is pretty clearly using information that we put together at the CPRC (e.g., on how law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are and see also here).…

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At The Daily Torch: Young widow describes life as a victim of gun control laws

4 Dec , 2020  

CPRC Executive Director Nikki Goeser is featured in this article from the Daily Torch.

December 3, 2020

Nikki and Ben had been married for one year, four months, and two days when he was shot in front of her. Now, she is a fierce gun rights advocate with an important message.

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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.…