13 May , 2019

Major New Research on School Safety: Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns haven’t seen school shootings during school hours

Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns are Extremely Safe: Data on the Rate of Shootings and Accidents in Schools that allow Teachers to Carry

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After the Columbine school shooting 20 years ago, one of the more significant changes in how we protect students has been the advance of legislation that allows teachers to carry guns at schools.…

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20 Apr , 2019

On the Lars Larson Show: What have we learned about stopping mass public shootings in 20 years after Columbine?

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on both his national and Northwest radio shows about what have we learned about stopping mass public shootings in 20 years after Columbine.

(Northwest Show, Friday, April 19th, 2019, from 4:05 to 4:14 PM)

Appears on 21 radio stations, including KVI in Seattle, KXL in Portland, and KXLY in Spokane, with about 350,000 listeners.…

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10 Jan , 2019

In the Journal of Health Behavior Research on “Should schools have teachers carry guns?”

Dr. John Lott has a short piece on whether schools should allow teachers to carry guns in Health Behavior Research, a journal of the American Academy of Health Behavior. The paper can be downloaded here.

Abstract

With 20 states having teachers and staff carrying guns to varying degrees on school property, we don’t need to guess how the policy would work.…

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18 Oct , 2018

Twenty killed in school shooting massacre in Crimea, wounds more than 65, 10 in critical, 5 in coma described as “extremely grave”

Unless you watch the news closely you likely missed the news that a day ago there was a very deadly mass public school shooting in Crimea. It will probably be another day or so until there is a good idea how many people were killed by eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov. This case will quickly be forgotten in the news coverage.…

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14 Mar , 2018

UPDATED: Accidental shootings on K-12 and University property by permit holders

We know of seven cases: two involving a teacher at an elementary school (though in one of these cases the teacher was carrying the gun illegally) and the other six at colleges and universities around the country.  These relatively minor and rare cases are consistent with the evidence that we have gathered from six states on their not being any increase in insurance premiums for schools that allow teachers and staff to carry.  …

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12 Feb , 2015

CPRC in the Austin (Texas) Statesman: “Open Carry versus Campus Carry: what should be the priority”

John Lott’s piece in the Austin (Texas) Statesman’s is as follows:

With well over 700,000 concealed handgun permit holders in Texas, there is a good chance that someone next you in a grocery store or restaurant is carrying a concealed handgun. But some are only satisfied if others actually know that they are carrying.  

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13 Jun , 2014

Greg Gutfeld mentions John Lott’s work in discussing Bloomberg’s false 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook claim


Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours.  While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible.  …

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17 Feb , 2014

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CPRC at Fox News: “Bloomberg’s latest stats on school gun violence ignore reality”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Are schools and colleges dangerous places, with lots of gun violence?

Some groups paint a picture of these places being particularly unsafe. Supposedly both murders and firearm suicides are very common at educational institutions. Last Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s two groups, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, jointly released a report that received massive uncritical news coverage.

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