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

6 Jun , 2014  

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).…

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

6 Jun , 2014  

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)

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

6 Jun , 2014  


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

5 Jun , 2014  

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.…

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

24 May , 2014  

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

20 May , 2014  

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).

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CPRC on the Dennis Miller and Bill Martinez Radio Shows

8 May , 2014  

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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Mass shooting yesterday at FedEx facility in Kennesaw Georgia took place in yet another “gun-free zone”

30 Apr , 2014  

UPDATE: John Lott’s newest Fox News piece is on this: Media bias on gun free zones. The piece goes through errors in discussions by the Wall Street Journal on this shooting.

Picture from the Associated Press
Picture from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When are news reports going to mention the simple fact that yet another attack has occurred in a gun-free zone?…

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Debate over gun free zones on Southern California Public Radio

28 Apr , 2014  

The audio of the discussion on KPCC is available here.

Where should people be allowed to bring their guns? What will the impact of looser regulations be at the state and national level? How would a program that allows nationwide concealed weapons work? What are the potential risks and benefits?

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CPRC on Fox News discussing Georgia getting rid of some gun free zones, other related media

24 Apr , 2014  

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>Fox News on April 24th from 3:33 to 3:37 PM.

The Georgia State House passed the bill 112 to 58 and the State Senate passed it 37 to 18, with prominent Democrats such as State Senator Jason Carter, who is likely to be the Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee, voting for the bill along with other Democrats.…

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