MyNorthwest (Seattle, Washington), July 17, 2019
Gottlieb calls gun-free zones “counterproductive,” noting the vulnerability of people should a mass-shooting incident take place.
He points to research from the conservative Crime Prevention Research Center, that says 98 percent of mass shootings since 1950 have happened in gun-free zones. Gun safety advocates dispute that research, but Gottlieb says there are plenty of examples to back it up, such as recent shootings in schools, malls, and movie theaters among other public places.
When former Congressman Jason Lewis served as a substitute host for Rush Limbaugh he brought up how Twitter has locked John Lott’s account.
(Friday, July 5, 2019, First hour)
Breitbart, June 30, 2019
Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell claims his confiscatory “assault weapons” ban would have prevented the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.
He made this claim in response to a tweet by John Lott, wherein Lott asked why Swalwell was pushing gun controls that “wouldn’t have stopped one mass public shooting this century”:
Swalwell responded, “Who wants to tell John Lott that if my assault weapons ban and buy-back had been in place before Sandy Hook or Parkland, those children wouldn’t have been killed?”
Swalwell’s claim overlooks a number of important facts.
George Parry, a former federal and state prosecutor, had a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on June 5th, where he relied heavily on our research. We have added notes below where the links that were provided were to the Crime Prevention Research Center, though even in the one link that wasn’t directly to our research, it was to a case that we had discovered and discussed on our website. …
On June 5th, our research on mass public shootings got significant coverage by local news outlets throughout the United States. The news coverage starts this way:
WASHINGTON (SBG) – Elected leaders on Capitol Hill were quick to respond with familiar calls for action on U.S. gun reform after the Virginia Beach mass shooting.
Newsweek discusses the evidence put forward for eliminating gun-free zones at schools.
. . . The “98 percent” statistic cited by Massie was pulled from a November 2018 Chicago Tribune op-ed by the conservative author of The War on Guns, John R. Lott Jr., who is also the head of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Daily Caller, May 15, 2019
Here’s a truth that every American should consider: There are at least 18 states that allow teachers to carry guns. And yet, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, there has NEVER been a mass shooting attempted in any school where teachers are armed.
Our recent research on school shootings has gotten an extensive editorial write-up in nine newspapers across Florida.
Palm Beach Daily News, May 30, 2019; Florida Times-Union, May 30, 2019; Daily Commercial, May 30, 2019; St. Augustine Record, May 30, 2019; Gainesville Sun, May 30, 2019; Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 30, 2019; News Chief (Winter Haven, Florida), May 30, 2019; Ocala StarBanner, May 30, 2019; and The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida), May 30, 2019
The New American, May 6, 2019
John Lott couldn’t find a single instance of a shooting on a school campus where teachers and staff were permitted to carry concealed, going all the way back to 2000.
John Lott’s latest study refutes claims by anti-gunners that the presence of firearms on school campuses increases the chances of gun violence.
In article in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 about federal licenses held by firearm collectors, they had this discussion:
The curio and relic license that Mr. Saenz possessed is issued by the federal government for antique firearm collectors. It streamlines the purchases of historic or novel guns and would have allowed Mr.