29 Jul , 2014

CPRC on WMAL to discuss the Stay in Palmer v. DC, the District Court decision striking down DC’s ban on concealed carry

CPRC’s John Lott appeared on WMAL with Larry O’Connor at 5:07 to 5:15 PM EDT on Tuesday, July 29th.


17 Jun , 2014

KTTH Radio in Seattle: Interview on mass shootings

Dave Boze talks to John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of More Guns Less Crime. The interview, which took place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, is available here.


13 Jun , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Killers seek gun-free zones for attacks

The newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:

The shootings last week at Seattle Pacific University and on Tuesday at a high school near Portland, Ore., both occurred at places that banned guns — gun-free zones. The shooting last Wednesday in Canada also took place where citizens were not allowed to carry guns.

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6 Jun , 2014

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The Moncton, New Brunswick Shooter: Another killer who clearly understood the advantage to him of gun-free zones

Here are two of the photos that this killer, Justin Bourque, had on his Facebook page. While CNN mentions his “anti-government, pro-gun” leanings on his Facebook page, this Canadian killer clearly understood the advantage that gun-free zones offered him. Note that while this killer was carrying around his guns around in public, he knew that no civilians would be able to also do so legally (since the 1970s Canada has banned permitted concealed handguns).…


6 Jun , 2014

CPRC on the Jason Lewis Radio Show to discuss school shootings at Seattle Pacific University and UCSB

John Lott was on the Jason Lewis national radio show from 8:17 to 9 PM on Thursday, June 5th (the audio is here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)


6 Jun , 2014

CPRC on Canada’s Sun News Network: Reacting to the Moncton, N.B. Shootings

This segment was broadcast on Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 6 to 7 PM.
Some background on the Moncton shootings is available here.
The timeline of the Moncton events is available here.
Some background on the Ian Thompson case is available here.
An excellent commentary at Sun News on mass shootings is available here.…

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5 Jun , 2014

Seattle Pacific University shooting took place in yet another gun-free zone

I have given several talks at the Seattle Pacific University law school over the years and the school is definitely a gun-free zone. I have called people that I know in Seattle and confirmed that this hasn’t changed from last year. Apparently the killer, in this case that has left one dead and three wounded, used a shotgun.…

24 May , 2014

6 killed, seven wounded in Mass Public Shooting in Santa Barbara, a giant gun-free zone

UPDATE: As usual, the media news stories got fundamental facts wrong here. Of particular interest, half the people killed here were stabbed to death. Also, you won’t hear this in the news, the magazines that the killer used were also apparently limited to holding no more than 10 rounds (note that the Sheriff said that all the magazines were legal under California law).…

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20 May , 2014

CPRC on Washington DC’s WMAL: Chipotle asked its customers to stop bringing guns to its restaurants, but has anything actually changed?

John Lott is interviewed by Larry O’Connor about Chipotle’s decision to no longer “welcome” guns in its stores (WMAL from 5:37 to 5:45 PM on May 20th audio available here).


8 May , 2014

CPRC on the Dennis Miller and Bill Martinez Radio Shows

Dennis Miller Radio Show (Wednesday, May 7th, 2:06 to 2:30 PM) — Great show largely on the problems with gun-free zones.

Dennis – “I tell you that no matter what side of the gun issue you are in this country you are on you need to read the book More Guns, Less Crime just for the information.

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