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Breaking down Mass Public Shooting data from 1998 through June 2019: Info on weapons used; gun-free zones; racial, age, and gender demographics

7 Jul , 2019  

The Excel file with detailed information on mass public shootings is available here. With all the discussion about having another assault weapon ban, only 13% of mass public shootings are done solely with any type of rifle. Twenty-eight percent involve only a rifle or a rifle in combination with a handgun and/or a shotgun.…

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DRAMATIC REVELATION: The day of the Virginia Beach shooting one of the victims considered taking a gun to work over concerns about a colleague, but didn’t because of gun-free zone

10 Jun , 2019  

We have previously pointed out how the shooting at the Virginia Beach municipal building was a gun-free zone. From The Virginian-Pilot (June 10, 2019) has this dramatic revelation:

Kate Nixon considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country’s deadliest mass shooting this year, an attorney for her family said on a radio show Monday.

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At Townhall.com: What Gun Control Advocates Fail to Grasp After Mass Shootings

3 Jun , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the Virginia Beach shooting. The employee handbook info regarding employees being banned from having guns is available here.

Another horrifying attack and immediately gun control politicians and organizations are calling for more gun control laws. Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens.

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UPDATED: Another mass public shooting, another place where the victims were banned from carrying guns, the attack at Virginia Beach

2 Jun , 2019  

[Originally posted on Saturday, June 1] Another horrifying attack and immediately gun control politicians and organizations are calling for more gun control laws. Former VP Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former congressman Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and many others put out calls for more gun control within a few hours of the tragedy.…

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Denver Post interviewing the CPRC about the 20th Anniversary of Columbine massacre

14 Apr , 2019  

Dr. John Lott was one of the people interviewed by the Denver Post about the 20th Anniversary of Columbine massacre. Here is the discussion that they had with him.

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” said mass killers often choose a soft target or “gun-free zone” — such as schools — to carry out their attacks.

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New Research in the journal Econ Journal Watch: “Is the United States an Outlier in Public Mass Shootings?”

9 Apr , 2019  

Dr. John Lott and our research director Professor Carl Moody have piece on what we believe has been one of the bigger academic frauds. The paper can be downloaded here.

Abstract

In 2016 Adam Lankford published a widely propagated article purporting to show that during a 47-year period the United States represented 31 percent of worldwide public mass shooters, and claiming that the outsized U.S.

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Civilian apparently cut short attack at Second Christchurch Mosque, only 7 died at that Mosque versus 41 at other one

15 Mar , 2019  

UPDATE: The original news reports suggested that a Muslim at the Mosque had run home (presumably very nearby) to get his gun to stop the attack. Well, new reports suggest something quite different happened. There are basic inconsistencies between the two reports.

The original reports suggest that the Muslim was able to fire the gun at the attacker, but the other articles suggest that he took the gun from the shooter and didn’t know how to fire it.…

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Mass Public Shootings around the World: In two days there were large mass public shootings in Brazil and New Zealand

15 Mar , 2019  

The attack at a public school in Suzano, Brazil on March 13th, 2019, resulted in eight deaths and 23 people wounded. Two former students committed the massacre, and they reportedly modeled their attack after the Columbine attack, the 20th anniversary of which will fall next month. The weapons used were a .38 caliber revolver, crossbow, bow and arrow, and hatchet.…

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On DC’s WMAL to discuss the Aurora mass public shooting at Henry Pratt Co.

18 Feb , 2019  

Dr. John Lott was on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall to discuss the mass public shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IL.

 

 

 

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Yet another Mass Public Shooting in another Gun-free zone: at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois

15 Feb , 2019  

“Did you ever see him with guns at work?” the anchors asked Probst [an employee at the company] about the shooter.

“No. We are not even supposed to have any guns at work.” He said.

— ABC Channel 7, WLS, Chicago

Reportedly, five were murdered in the attack at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois.…

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