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Once again, CNN is at it with its distorted statistics. This time they’re claiming there have been 44 school shootings in 2019. As much as I want to see guns taken out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, exaggerating these numbers is disingenuous at best. At worst, it’s causing a panic among school-age …

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Last week, the U.S. Secret Service released an analysis of school shootings and attacks (PDF) that took place from 2008-2017. They limited the subject only to attacks that took place in grades K-12 that were committed by students. So this does not include shootings like Sandy Hook. Parkland falls out of their time frame also. …

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CNN is back at it again with its fearmongering headlines. Back in May, they claimed that there had been 15 school shootings in 2019.  This was in the wake of the shootings at UNCC and STEM School Highlands Ranch.  Now, only two months later, CNN is claiming that there have been 22 school shootings so …

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Speaking of the Right getting things wrong about school shootings, because we were, another right-wing pundit claims that they have the answer to preventing school shootings. A Townhall columnist claims that a study done by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that schools that allow their staff to be armed have not had a school …

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It was bound to happen. With two school shootings happening so close together, UNCC and  STEM School Highlands Ranch respectively, It was inevitable that some organization or news outlet would come out with an exaggerated number about how many school shootings have happened this year. This time it was CNN claiming that there have been …

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According to a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press, half of all Americans believe that school shootings are caused by bullying. These people are what I like to call misinformed, and also idiots. In case you’re sick of me talking about what I call the Columbine bullying myth too bad because I’m going to …

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I knew it wouldn’t take long, I just didn’t know what inflated statistic they would claim this time. Of course I’m referring to Everytown for Gun Safety. After the recent rare occurrence of two school shootings happening within a day of each other, the Italy High shooting and the Marshall County High shooting respectively, the …

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In the wake of last week’s shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California, a gun control advocacy group is once again making hyperbolic claims. Tragically last week, Cedric Anderson shot and killed his estranged wife Karen Smith, and two students, killing one, before killing himself. Now this week, Everytown for Gun Safety …

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> I have no problem with gun violence prevention groups, that is unless they try to portray the facts wrongly. That’s what I think Everytown for Gun Safety is doing once again. Previously in June of 2014, they claimed that there had been 74 school shootings since the shootings at Sandy Hook. Then in late …

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