Advocates for gun control wouldn’t irritate me so much if they stuck to the truth. Granted if they did that they wouldn’t have a case for gun control but that’s another story for another time. One of Michael Bloomberg’s shell corporations, Everytown for Gun Safety, released a map that showed that 74 school shootings have occurred since the one in Newtown:
Tuesday’s school shooting in Oregon is at least the 74th instance of shots being fired on school grounds or in school buildings since the late-2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to a list maintained by the group Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for policies it believes limit gun violence.
The problem is the list is a lie:
Charles Johnson, a journalist and writer, started sorting through the list Everytown published. He spent hours yesterday on Twitter publishing his analysis, one by one. See below for embeds of his stream.
What he found is that the group was far off base in its classification of what constitutes a “school shooting.” Events that occurred after hours, accidental shootings, suicides, gang activity and even a shooting in self-defense somehow meet the group’s definition.
In the fine print of their report the group says, “Incidents were classified as school shootings when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds.”
So Everytown for Gun Safety took every incident of a firearm being discharged on a school property and labeled it a school shooting. I don’t understand why anybody takes anything gun control groups publish seriously. Time and time again it has been demonstrated that they either outright lie or twist facts until they fit their agenda. Oh well, for the time being the media and a lot of people will lap up their lies so I will continue joining the rest of the gun rights movement in pointing out those lies.