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

5 Apr , 2014  



It is quite flattering that any time Media 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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CPRC making a difference in the debate over the Fort Hood Mass Public Shooting

4 Apr , 2014  

John Lott’s op-ed on the shooting at Fox News starts this way:

The Obama administration hasn’t learned anything from the massacres at Fort Hood in 2009 or the Washington Navy Yard last year.

For all my research on how to stop or prevent mass public shootings and all the victims at these attacks that I have talked to over the years, the attack this week at Fort Hood was different.

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A personal note about the Ft Hood shooting today: When family are near the attack

2 Apr , 2014  

Personal note from John Lott:

With all the people who I have talked to who have been present at mass public shootings over the 16 years since I first wrote about gun-free zones in the Wall Street Journal, this attack at Fort Hood was different: my second oldest son, Ryan, is stationed on the base and was a couple of blocks away from the attack.

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Errors in Piers Morgan last speech on guns at the end of his show on CNN

30 Mar , 2014  


Below is the relevant text of Piers Morgan’s comments. Here a few comments.

1) Doesn’t Piers recognize the irony that the Aurora movie theater and Newtown shootings both occurred where guns are banned? That the movie theater shooting occurred in the one movie theater out of seven showing the Batman movie near where the killer lived?…

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CPRC on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America to discuss bans on guns at military bases and at NFL stadiums

29 Mar , 2014  

CPRC’s John Lott was interviewed on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America show to discuss the ban on soldiers being able to carry guns on military bases and police officers being able to at NFL games. The audio of the interview is available here (March 28, 2014 from 7:06 to 7:15 AM EDT).…

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Idaho becomes 9th state to mandate that people with permitted concealed handguns can have guns on college campuses

23 Mar , 2014  

Idaho now joins seven other states that to varying degrees allow permitted concealed handguns on college campuses. As I note below, if you include Pennsylvania, it is probably more correct to say that Idaho becomes the ninth state. On March 12th, Idaho governor Butch Otter signed a bill that will allow those with an enhanced concealed handgun permits to carry guns on college campuses after July 1st this year.…

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CPRC’s new op-ed piece in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: “No more sitting ducks — we must arm our soldiers on their bases”

22 Mar , 2014  

John Lott’s newest piece was the featured commentary in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Sunday opinion section and it starts this way:

Can mass shootings be stopped or prevented? The Obama administration’s political views prevent it from even considering certain obvious solutions.

On Tuesday the Department of Defense released its report on the Sept.

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Department of Defense report on Washington Navy Yard Shooting completely ignores problems with gun-free zones

19 Mar , 2014  

The Department of Defense report on the September 16th, 2013 Navy Yard shooting focuses on Aaron Alexis’ mental health issues not being discovered before the attack:

At various points during Alexis’ military service and subsequent employment as a cleared contractor — from the background investigation in 2007 to the disturbing behaviors he exhibited in the weeks leading up to the shooting — the review revealed missed opportunities for intervention that, had they been pursued, may have prevented the tragic result at the Washington Navy Yard.

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CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily: “The Police Should Carry Guns Off The Job To Protect Us”

13 Mar , 2014  

The piece by John Lott at Investor’s Business Daily starts this way:

Unbelievably, some won’t even let police officers work for free. They object to them carrying guns when off-duty.

Gun-control advocates are so extremely fearful of guns, the NFL has banned off-duty police from carrying their guns inside stadiums. They really believe that the presence of guns, even those carried by off-duty police, pose an unacceptable danger.

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CPRC interview about NFL Gun Ban on Off-Duty Police carry guns inside stadiums

11 Mar , 2014  

Daniel J. Flynn’s interview with John Lott at Breitbart Sports starts this way:

An expert scholar on mass shootings labels the NFL’s edict banning off-duty cops from carrying weapons inside stadiums “completely crazy” and suggests the league may be unnecessarily exposing fans to dangers by transforming stadiums into gun-free zones.

“Banning off-duty law-enforcement officers from carrying seems completely crazy to me,” John Lott told Breitbart Sports.