Talk at the Univ of Kentucky

News coverage of talk at the University of Kentucky on Monday:

Author: Guns receive unfair news coverage
Jill Laster

If you knew someone was stalking your family, would you post a sign in your yard that said "This house is a gun-free zone?"

With policies that ban carrying concealed weapons on campus, universities are doing essentially the same thing, said the author of "The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard about Gun Control is Wrong" in a speech last night.

"We all want to get guns away from criminals. I think the question is: Who is going to obey the laws taking guns away?" said John Lott, a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Lott spoke last night as part of an event organized by UK's chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. Capt. Kevin Franklin of UK police also spoke as part of the event.

Lott emphasized that owning guns and having them on campus is a cost-benefit analysis. While people may commit violent acts using guns, people also use guns to prevent violent crimes from happening, he said. . . .

I didn't know that the second speaker was providing a different viewpoint. It would have been nice if we had been on stage at the same time.

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