Concealed handgun permit holder in DC shoots robber

Here is a picture of the bus stop where the attempted robbery occurred on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. From the Washington Post:

Police said the wounded man and a second suspect have been charged with assault with intent to commit robbery. They were identified as Nigel Pulliam, 26, and Keith Lamont Blue, also 26.

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On the Lars Larson Show: Talking about the Gilroy and Virginia Beach shootings and the danger of gun-free zones

Dr. John Lott joined Lars Larson on his Northwest radio show about the dangers of gun-free zones. They talked about the Gilroy and Virginia Beach shootings.

(Monday, July 29, 2019)





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Man stops what deputies said would otherwise have likely been a mass public shooting

This is an amazing story that was caught on video. From Fox 5 in Atlanta:

Deputies in Coweta County say an armed off-duty employee may have stopped a mass shooting at a crowded bar in Newnan Saturday morning.

FOX 5 News has the exclusive surveillance video of the shooting outside Fat Boys Bar and Grill on Highway 16.

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On Armed American Radio: Covering everything from Gun-free zones to Universal Background Checks to Red Flag Laws to Open Carry

The CPRC’s Nikki Goeser had a very wide ranging interview with Armed American Radio’s Mark Walters. During her hour long interview, they talked about everything from gun-free zones to universal background checks to Red Flag Laws to open carry. Any interview with Nikki is worth listening to and this one is no exception.…

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On the Buck Sexton Show: How the attacks have been politicized and what can be done to stop further attacks

In aftermath of the El Paso & Dayton shootings, Buck Sexton interviews John Lott about how the attacks have been politicized and what can be done to stop further attacks.

(Monday, August 5, 2019)





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On Chicago’s WIND Morning Answer: Everyone wants to do something about the mass public shootings, but what makes sense?

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND AM radio station about the recent spat of mass public shootings. They cover that everyone wants to do something about the mass public shootings, but they try to answer what makes sense.

(Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 8:39 to 8:52 AM)





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At Townhall: Kamala Harris’s Poorly Thought Out Gun Control Proposals

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com about Democrat gun control proposals. The piece starts this way:

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) took flak for politicizing the shooting of police in Philadelphia on Wednesday. She couldn’t even wait more than an hour before pushing gun control.

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At the New York Daily News: Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies allow foreign nations to censor American — often without explanation

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the New York Daily News about Twitter locking the CPRC Twitter account.

I am the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, whose account Twitter locked because it tweeted a link to a Daily News article that I wrote about Twitter locking my personalaccount.

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On Sinclair Broadcasting’s America This Week: Panel on Guns in America

On Sinclair Broadcasting’s “America This Week,” Eric Bolling led a discussion between gun control proponents Jason Nichols and Misha Cross versus those supporting self-defense, Sebastian Gorka and John Lott. The debate covered a range of gun control issues from background checks on the private transfer of guns (so-called universal background checks) to assault weapon bans to Red Flag laws.…

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At the Daily Caller: Here’s Why A Universal Background Check Law Would Be Bad

Nikki Goeser, our executive director, has a new op-ed at the Daily Caller. Her piece starts this way:

Since the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, many politicians have claimed that a federal law mandating universal background checks — which would apply to the transfer of firearms between private citizens — would help solve, or at least reduce, such shootings in the future.

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