Debunking the Gun-Free Zone Myth

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Debunking the Gun-Free Zone Myth

“The heart of the gun-free zone talking point and legislative efforts stemming from it comes from the work of pro-gun commentator John Lott, who has claimed that between 94-98% of public mass shootings occur in gun-free zones. Along with popularizing his research in pro-gun circles, Lott himself has used the claim in testimony in front of Congress and state legislatures, as well as in amicus briefs for important court cases, including one currently ongoing in California.

However, despite its popularity and ubiquity, Lott’s gun-free zone research is severe academic malfeasance and littered with numerous other errors.”

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