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UPDATED: Bill Clinton claims “more people would have been killed” if clubgoers were armed, but can he point to one example where that has occurred?

15 Jun , 2016  


So much of the debate on guns involves things that might possibly go wrong.  But what is the evidence.  First here is Bill Clinton’s claim on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

BILL CLINTON: Did you see how dark it was?
Moderator: Yes
Clinton: I think that it is likely that more people would have been killed.

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In the Bataclan theatre massacre in November 2015 there were eight off-duty police, but none of them had their guns with them

2 Jun , 2016  

Interview with Eagles of Death Metal vocalist Jesse Hughes, who discussed the Bataclan attack in Paris that killed 89 of his fans.

We had eight police officers in our audience that night. They all had the same conversation with their wives, which was “Should I bring my gun or not?” All of them said no.

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Evaluating the New York Times’ investigative report: “A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening”

31 May , 2016  

On May 22nd, the New York Times published an investigative report on mass shootings. It claimed that about three-quarters of mass shootings involved blacks. 86 percent occurred in zip codes “poorer than the nation as a whole.” But their data came from less than reliable sources.

“The Times compiled its list of 358 shootings with four or more casualties from largely crowd-sourced lists managed by the social media network Reddit and Gun Violence Archive”

There is a reason that researchers generally rely on FBI and CDC data rather than media reports.…

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Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley says 8 minute response time in mass public shootings is “adequate” and “pretty quick,” opposes letting soldiers carry weapons on military bases

8 Apr , 2016  


Here is a video clip of the Army chief of staff testifying on April 7th that it isn’t necessary to arm soldiers on military bases, such as Fort Hood attack, because:
“We have adequate law enforcement on those bases to respond … You take the Fort Hood incident number two, the one where I was the commander of Third Corps, those police responded within eight minutes and that guy was dead.”  

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CPRC’s Testimony before the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee on four bills dealing with eliminating gun-free zones

11 Feb , 2016  



On Tuesday, February 9th, CPRC President John Lott testified on four bills seeking to limit gun-free zones (SB 1559 (Senator Mike Bell), SB 1736 (Senator Delores Gresham), SB 1991 (Judiciary Committee Chairman Kelsey), and SB 2376 (Senator Mike Bell)).  The video of Lott’s testimony is well worth watching and it provides evidence on how killers plan these attacks and how mass public shooters are attracted to these targets.  …

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Yet more evidence that terrorists pick gun-free zones to attack

8 Feb , 2016  

Could this statement be any clearer?  From ClickonDetroit:

Abu-Rayyan posted. “It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced reloading and unloading.” . . .

“It’s easy, and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church.

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US becoming safer compared to Europe in both fatalities and frequency of Mass Public Shootings: US Now ranks 11th in fatalities and 12th in frequency

12 Jan , 2016  

“But we are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. It doesn’t happen in other advanced countries. It’s not even close. And as I’ve said before, somehow we’ve become numb to it and we start thinking that this is normal.” …

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UPDATED: The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Interest in Concealed Carry after Oregon, Paris, and San Bernardino mass public shootings, Obama’s executive orders have no effect

11 Dec , 2015  

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Here are a couple simple graphs using Google Trends to show web searches for the term “concealed carry.”  After each of these three terrorist attacks over the last 90 days, you can see a sudden increase in interest for concealed carry.  With each attack, the size of the increase in interest has gotten larger.…

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President Obama explains to Parisians that Mass Public Shootings occur only in the United States

1 Dec , 2015  

“… obviously, my heart goes out to the families of those impacted. I mean, Nancy, I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings. This just doesn’t happen in other countries. You know, we are rightly determined to prevent terrorist attacks wherever they occur, whether in the United States or with friends and allies like France.

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Even DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says Civilians Should Shoot Mass Public Shooters “Before Police Can Get There”

23 Nov , 2015  

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier on 60 Minutes about active shooters —   “If you’re in a position to try to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there.”  Yet, according to Emily Miller, the chief investigative reporter for Fox News Channel 5 in DC, DC has only granted 45 concealed handgun permits.…