This is a must-watch video from our friend Dr. John Lott Jr. who runs the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC).
In the video Dr. Lott, along with the help of journalist John Stossel, debunks the Obama-era study that claimed the U.S. has “by far the most mass shooters.”
It’s simply not true. Lott’s research team actually investigated mass public shootings around the globe and found 1,448 instances — and 3,081 shooters — outside the United States between 1998 and 2012. Meaning that while the U.S. accounts for 4.4 percent of the world’s population, it accounts for only 2.88 percent of its mass public shootings.
Lott’s team also found that the U.S. ranks 62nd, below countries like Norway (14), Finland (31), Switzerland (45) and Russia (51), when it comes the murder rate from mass public shootings per 100,000 people.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media has glommed onto that misleading Obama-era study and has done very little to disseminate the truth in the wake of the CPRC’s findings. This is why Dr. Lott needs your help to get the word out! Please like and share this video on social media. Send it to friends and family via email.
Mass public shootings are indeed a problem but part of the solution is learning the facts about them. Certain advocacy groups want to suggest that these massacres are unique to the U.S. because of its high rate of gun ownership. The underlying suggestion being that guns are to blame. This is WRONG!
The truth is that responsible gun ownership is one of the most effective ways to combat mass public shootings. Did you know that concealed carriers in the U.S. stopped 11.5 percent of active shooter incidents from 2000-2017?
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Imagine what that percentage could be if all states had permissive concealed carry laws and government (and media and Hollywood) empowered citizens to bear arms instead of working collectively to demonize guns and disarm America.
Finally, Dr. Lott is asking for donations for CPRC. Since it’s a nonprofit with an operating budget of about $200,000 per year (not a lot of money for a team of dedicated researchers to work on), he needs all the financial support he can muster. Visit CrimeResearch.org to learn how you can lend a hand.