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Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools

Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses. Now, permit holders can only carry a handgun with school administration approval. Out of the 977 school districts in California, only five decided to allow concealed carry on their campuses. But the state Assembly is about to vote on a bill that would prohibit carrying in even these five school districts.

There seems to be a particular fear of allowing concealed handguns on school property. Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, is sponsoring Assembly Bill 424 to take away local control over concealed carry on school grounds. He argues: “A safe learning environment is … not possible if a school district allows armed civilians to roam California school campuses.”

But the simple fact is that there haven’t been any problems. Prior to the early 1990s, there were no state laws specifically restricting concealed carry on K-12 property. In 2015, when California

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/18/shooting-down-myths-of-gun-free-zones-in-schools/

Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools – Orange …

Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses. Now, permit holders can only carry a handgun with school administration approval. Out of the 977 school districts in California, only five decided to allow concealed carry on their campuses. But the state Assembly is about to vote on a bill that would prohibit carrying in even these five school districts.

There seems to be a particular fear of allowing concealed handguns on school property. Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, is sponsoring Assembly Bill 424 to take away local control over concealed carry on school grounds. He argues: “A safe learning environment is … not possible if a school district allows armed civilians to roam California school campuses.”

But the simple fact is that there haven’t been any problems. Prior to the early 1990s, there were no state laws specifically restricting concealed carry on K-12 property. In 2015, when California

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/18/shooting-down-myths-of-gun-free-zones-in-schools/

America’s 1st Freedom | Gun-Free Zones Are Targets

A discussion with researcher John Lott sheds light on the danger of gun-free zones.


This feature appears in the April ‘17 issue of 
NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.  

Discussion of so-called gun-free zones doesn’t make it onto the news much these days, so the truth can be hard to find. The reason why is simple: After high-profile shootings, the “mainstream” media tend to ignore the facts and follow their gun-ban agenda into emotional discussions of gun bans, magazine bans and background checks.

Researcher John Lott, author of the new book, The War on Guns, and head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, has done more research on the relationship between mass public shootings and gun-free zones than anyone else in the country. We recently posed some questions to Lott in order to gain a better understanding of the issue.

America’s 1st Freedom: What is the

Read more at: https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2017/3/23/gun-free-zones-are-targets/

Gun-Free Zones Are Targets

A discussion with researcher John Lott sheds light on the danger of gun-free zones.


This feature appears in the April ‘17 issue of 
NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.  

Discussion of so-called gun-free zones doesn’t make it onto the news much these days, so the truth can be hard to find. The reason why is simple: After high-profile shootings, the “mainstream” media tend to ignore the facts and follow their gun-ban agenda into emotional discussions of gun bans, magazine bans and background checks.

Researcher John Lott, author of the new book, The War on Guns, and head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, has done more research on the relationship between mass public shootings and gun-free zones than anyone else in the country. We recently posed some questions to Lott in order to gain a better understanding of the issue.

America’s 1st Freedom: What is the

Read more at: https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2017/3/23/gun-free-zones-are-targets/

PolitiFact Florida Examines Mass Shootings And Gun-Free Zones

Varying definitions of mass shootings

Corcoran’s spokesman said he was referring to the numbers of mass public shootings compiled by economist John Lott, president of the pro-gun Crime Prevention Research Center.

Lott’s research has been quoted by those who support expanding gun rights, but academics often attack his research as flawed. His book More Guns, Less Crime has been a subject of ongoing academic and policy debates as well numerous fact-checks.

His book argues that crime data over multiple years shows reductions in crime in states that have “right to carry” laws. But many other academics have said his work doesn’t account for other factors that influence crime rates, and that he manipulates the data to reach his conclusions. The National Academies of Sciences concluded in 2005 that “no link between right-to-carry laws and changes in crime is apparent in the raw data.”

Before we delve

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Fact-checking a claim about mass shootings and gun-free zones

In the wake of mass shootings at the Pulse night club in Orlando and at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida lawmakers are expected to act on a series of bills to expand where people can carry their guns.

The bills would allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry their guns in places such as airports, schools, college campuses, police stations and polling places. Florida leads the nation in conceal-carry permits, with more than 1.7 million permits.

Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran supports expanding the list of places permit holders can carry their guns, possibly as a way to avert future attacks. (So does President Donald Trump, who promised to get rid of gun-free zones in schools and military bases.)

“Most of these mass shootings take place in arenas where you’re not allowed to have a concealed weapons permit,” he told CBS4 Miami’s Jim DeFede on

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article135237299.html

Do most mass shootings happen in gun-free zones, as Florida …

In the wake of mass shootings at the Pulse night club in Orlando and at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida lawmakers are expected to act on a series of bills to expand where people can carry their guns.

The bills would allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry their guns in places such as airports, schools, college campuses, police stations and polling places. Florida leads the nation in conceal-carry permits, with more than 1.7 million permits.

Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran supports expanding the list of places permit holders can carry their guns, possibly as a way to avert future attacks. (So does President Donald Trump, who promised to get rid of gun-free zones in schools and military bases.)

“Most of these mass shootings take place in arenas where you’re not allowed to have a concealed weapons permit,” he told CBS4 Miami’s Jim DeFede on

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article135237299.html

Do most mass shootings happen in gun-free zones?

In the wake of mass shootings at the Pulse night club in Orlando and at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida lawmakers are expected to act on a series of bills to expand where people can carry their guns.

The bills would allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry their guns in places such as airports, schools, college campuses, police stations and polling places. Florida leads the nation in conceal-carry permits with more than 1.7 million permits.

Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran supports expanding the list of where permit holders can carry their guns, possibly as a way to avert future attacks. (So does President Donald Trump, who promised to get rid of gun-free zones in schools and military bases.)

“Most of these mass shootings take place in arenas where you’re not allowed to have a concealed weapons permit,” he told CBS4 Miami’s Jim DeFede on Feb. 12. (By “arenas” Corcoran seemed

Read more at: http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/feb/21/richard-corcoran/do-most-mass-shootings-happen-gun-free-zones/