Our research cited extensively in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Eliminating gun-free zones: A way to deter mass shooters?

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. …

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Defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over the past two months

St. Louis, MO, April 17, 2019 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Thank goodness this law-abiding citizen was conceal carrying his gun at the time.

A man turned the tables on an alleged robber Tuesday night, shooting the man three times after being confronted on a St. Louis street.

The shooting was at about 9:45 p.m.

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Finally, one national news story about how the Virginia Beach shooting was in a “Gun-free Zone,” “She died defenseless”

The Crime Prevention Research Center played some role in alerting Fox News about this news story. This is the only national news coverage that has pointed out this mass public shooting has occurred in a gun-free zone and that one of the victims wanted to take her permitted concealed handgun with her for protection, but was forbidden from doing so because of Virginia Beach municipal rules.…

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At the Washington Times: Why balanced reporting about guns is crucial

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Washington Times on how media bias completely distorts people’s understanding of guns and gun control. The piece starts this way:

Kate Nixon worked as a compliance manager on the second floor of Operations Building 2 in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The 42-year-old was described as “always helping others.” She was president of the Pembroke Meadows Civic League, and a devoted churchgoer at St.

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On the Sinclair Broadcasting Network: The Virginia Beach Attack, another shooting in a gun-free zone

Dr. John Lott talked to Eric Bolling on the Sinclair Broadcasting Network’s America This Week about the dangers of gun-free zones both in schools and at the Virginia Beach municipal building attack. He also talked about the new research that the Crime Prevention Research Center has done on school shootings. This show is carried nationwide on over 200 television stations.…

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On the Kerry Lutz Show: On all the Gun Control laws being pushed by all the Democrat Presidential Candidates

Dr. John Lott talked to Kerry Lutz about the push for more gun control laws by the Democratic Presidential candidates and also Michael Bloomberg’s unrelenting push for more gun control regulations.

(Monday, June 10, 2019)





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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

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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On the Sandy Rios Show to discuss the Virginia Beach Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Sandy Rios on her national radio show about the mass public shooting at a Virginia Beach Municipal Building occurring at yet another place where the victims were banned from protecting themselves and what can be done to help prevent something similar from happening in the future.…

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

Dr. Lott talks about the tragedy in Virginia Beach when an employee murdered 12 co-workers and injured others. The #2 operations building was a gun-free zone for employees. Nobody inside the building was allowed to have a gun for self-defense, yet the murderer brought a gun in illegally and killed his co-workers with zero resistance until the police arrived.…

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At Fox News: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the gun control push for suppressors.

Despite what you might believe from watchin­g television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent.

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