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).

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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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30 Apr , 2014

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

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.

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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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28 Apr , 2014

Debate over gun free zones on Southern California Public Radio

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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24 Apr , 2014

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

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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17 Apr , 2014

CPRC Board member Arthur Berg’s piece in the Wall Street Journal: “How to Stop a Would-Be Killer at a Military Base”

CPRC Board member Arthur Berg had a piece in the Wall Street Journal last week that started this way:

Barring soldiers from carrying concealed weapons at Fort Hood Army base in Texas demeans the soldiers and ignores reality. It also gets people killed. In 2009 and again on April 2, lone shooters at Fort Hood were able to murder a total of 17 people and wound more than 40 largely without fear that anyone could interrupt them.

12 Apr , 2014

CPRC in the Chicago Tribune on gun-free zones at military bases

John Lott’s op-ed on gun-free zones at military bases at the Chicago Tribune starts this way:

What stops a mass public shooting is a person with a gun. Frequently it isn’t even necessary to fire the gun. But the length of time between when an attack starts and when someone is able to arrive on the scene with a gun is crucial in determining how many people get killed or wounded.

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9 Apr , 2014

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CPRC in the news at Fox News: “After Fort Hood: Should soldiers be allowed to bear arms on base?”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

In debates on gun control, gun opponents usually speculate about what might go wrong. Unfortunately, the current debate over arming soldiers on military bases is no different.

Except for the military police, soldiers on military bases are banned from carrying guns.

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5 Apr , 2014

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Media Matters, TPM, and others mislead over CPRC’s interview on MSNBC: Gun-free zones on military bases



It is quite flattering that any time┬áMedia Matters and TPM spent so much real estate going after me. Media Matters’ post was at the top of their front page from late morning on Friday until at least midnight (my last check). [UPDATE: As of 6:30 AM on Monday, April 7th, their article is still at the very top of their front page for virtually three full days.]

John Lott’s debate on MSNBC is available here (April 4, 2014 from 10:05 to 10:15 AM (this version has almost the entire exchange, though it doesn’t include Chris Jansing’s introduction and first question)).…

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