8 Nov , 2018

Massacre at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California was in another Gun-free zone: 12 murdered, 18 injured

At least twelve people were murdered and 18 injured at a bar in Ventura County last night. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved family members or friends in the attack. We can’t imagine what is going through the minds on parents.

California issues very few concealed handgun permits and Ventura County is below the state per capita average rate, but permitted concealed handguns are banned in bars and other places where the primary source of revenue is from serving alcohol.…


27 Oct , 2018

Finally, a president who understands the danger of gun-free zones. President Trump on the mass public shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue.

With at least 8 people killed at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue, Americans want something done that would actually make a difference. President Trump is actually offering useful advice.

President Donald Trump: “If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better . . . If they had some kind of protection inside the temple, maybe it could have been a very much different situation.


27 Oct , 2018

Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting apparently took place in another gun-free zone

UPDATED: With eleven dead and five others wounded by gunfire, the question about this incredibly horrible tragedy is: why someplace such as a Synagogue doesn’t allow parishioners to carry permitted concealed handguns? Apparently, during high holidays, the Synagogue has security present, but why not allow people to be protected quickly during the rest of the year.…

26 Aug , 2018

‘Mass shooting’ reported at Jacksonville Landing in Florida at another Gun-free zone

Another horrible tragedy in Florida with two people killed in yet another gun-free zone where general citizens were banned from having guns for protection.

News 4 Jacksonville reports (Updated):

A gunman from Baltimore opened fire during a video game tournament Sunday afternoon inside Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing, killing two and injuring a dozen others before taking his own life, Sheriff Mike Williams announced.

4 May , 2018

At Fox News: Ahead of NRA speeches by Trump, Pence hypocritical media get it wrong on gun ban

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News about the media attacks on the NRA and the Trump administration regarding their supposed hypocrisy over gun-free zones.  The piece starts here:

The news media love to criticize hypocrisy – at least by conservatives – even when it doesn’t exist.

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23 Apr , 2018

Waffle House continues company policy to ban permitted concealed handguns for civilians at their restaurants

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, 4 people were killed by Travis Reinking at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.  As is far too common, the Waffle House was a gun-free zone (pictures shown below).

Waffle House has continued to have a gun-free zone policy.  Here is a statement that Waffle House issued in October 2015 after an attack that was stopped outside their restaurant by a permit holder:

Waffle House has even gone so far as banning armed, National Guard soldiers (September 30, 2015):

An armed National Guard soldier in uniform has been refused service at a Kentucky Waffle House.

14 Feb , 2018

Another mass public shooting in Florida, another gun-free zone: Parkland, Florida school shooting

UPDATE: At least 17 people were killed in this horrible attack.

ORIGINAL POST: When will there be a serious discussion of the dangers of gun-free zones?  When will the media point out in their discussions of the guns used or how the guns were obtained that another attack occurred in a gun-free zone?…

23 Jan , 2018

Another tragedy: Another School Shooting in Another Gun-Free Zone, this time in Kentucky

We have talked to many dozens of people who have been present at these mass public shootings.  The feeling of utter helplessness that these victims face as they try to hide from these killers is overwhelming. But with gun-free zones, the only person who has a weapon is the killer.  Last year the Kentucky state legislature considered legislation to get rid of gun-free zones at schools, but the legislation went nowhere.  …

10 Oct , 2017

DC’s Gun-free Zone Problem: Regulations effectively ban anyone from legally carrying a gun

Last Thursday, the District of Columbia decided not to appeal a decision by the DC federal appeals court that declared DC’s concealed carry law unconstitutional.  DC had asked the entire DC federal appeals court for an en banc review of that decision, but despite a large Democratic majority, the entire DC federal appeals court unanimously let that decision stand.  …

18 May , 2017

In the Orange County Register: Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Orange County Register (287,474 daily circulation) on the move by Democrats in California to take away local control over whether permitted concealed handguns should be allowed in K-12 schools.

Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses.

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