An op-ed in the New York Times last Friday by Greg Hampikian (February 27), a biology professor at Boise State University, raised the standard fears about letting permitted concealed handguns on college campuses.
I have had encounters with disgruntled students over the years, some of whom seemed quite upset, but I always assumed that when they reached into their backpacks they were going for a pencil.
The interview during the first hour of the Jim Bohannon Radio Show is
available here (10:05 to 11:00 PM EST, Tuesday, February 18, 2014).
For the original pieces that generated the discussion see here:
• Errors with Bloomberg on school gun shooting stats
• Errors with ABC News on the risks of having guns in the home
CPRC was on George Noory’s radio show last night for the first two hours of the show (3.25 million weekly listeners). Among the topics: the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case striking down California’s concealed handgun law, the big push to scare Americans into not owning guns, the head of Interpol’s views on gun-free zones, 3D printers, and polls on gun-free zones.…
Dwayne Ferguson has been an active, well-known public supporter of gun control efforts for many years. He helped pass New York’s new gun control laws last year. But he was recently arrested for accidentally carrying his permitted concealed handgun on school property. The criminal penalties and prison time that he faces could be substantial.…
A short video of the debate from News Channel 12 is available here:
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More on the debate is available from the East Carolina University school newspaper. Amazingly, the debate received news coverage at least as far away as Montana.
From WSLS TV:
East Carolina University hosted a debate on the controversial issues of guns and gun control.
The piece at National Review starts off this way:
Tuesday night, President Obama vowed to “help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters and our shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.”
But before he continues pushing his typical gun-control agenda, he should consider what law enforcement in Europe and the United States advise.
The Mall in Columbia was clearly yet another gun free zone. (Click on figure to make it larger.)
Of course, just as important, it is essentially impossible for your average citizen in Maryland to obtain a concealed handgun permit. Permits are issued to ex-cops and a few politically well connected wealth people.…
The op-ed piece in the Inquirer starts this way:
The new year has brought yet more gun-control regulations. President Obama announced new executive orders on background checks. Connecticut citizens stood in long lines to register their guns, and, next door in New York City, registration lists are used to confiscate them.
John Lott debated Alan Dershowitz on the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:05 AM. The audio of the gun part of the debate is available here.
CPRC’s John Lott was on The Jim Bohannon Show for an hour from 10 to 11 PM on Monday, December 16th. The audio is available here.