Skip to comments.Bloomberg's claims on gun control fail to match the facts
Posted on 02/27/2018 12:05:59 PM PST by rogerantone1
Michael Bloombergs Everytown for Gun Safety is most famous for its running tally of school shootings, according to the Washington Post. When Everytown tweeted out the claim that there had been 18 school shootings so far this year as of Feb. 14 immediately after the Florida high school attack the claim spread like wildfire. News organizations including ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, NPR, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Politico, Time, MSN, the BBC, the New York Daily News and HuffPost noted the statistic in their news reports or hosted experts who cited the number.
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Does it look to anyone else like the Left’s reaction to this shooting was locked and cocked for a coordinated response?
If you look at David Hogg's interviews on television it is very obvious that his pronouncements and analysis are far to sophisticated for a 17 year old high school kid. He is being spoon feed his quips and quotes by CNN media. When you listen to this slug, it is obvious he is on an super ego trip feed by the media. He is a tool.
I wish David Hogg would have the courage to go on TV with someone like Hannity, Ingraham, Levin, or Tucker.
The gun free school zones act was passed in 1990. The promise made then was that if we made it illegal for anyone other than the police or approved events to even possess a gun while on school grounds, that there would be fewer school shootings.
So how does that claim stand up?
It has now been almost 30 years since the passage of the act. Lets use the historical facts and ask ourselves a simple question: Was the act so successful at reducing school shootings that it warrants the depriving of citizens their rights?
In the 30 years prior to 1990 (1960 through 1989) there were aproximately 87 school shootings in the United States. Since it’s passage, there have been 271 shooting. THREE TIMES AS MANY SHOOTINGS.
So I ask the question again:
Was the legislation so effective at reducing the number of shootings that it warrants depriving citizens of their rights?
Another question to be asked is if the Demoncrats succeed in disarming the general population, will the government be just as successful at preventing illegal arms from flowing across our borders as they were in stopping whiskey during prohibition, illegal drugs flowing into the country , and illegals aliens from crossing the border?
A gun free zone might as well put up a neon sign saying, mass shooters welcome, no one here armed to oppose you.
This is how they're keeping score:
Jan. 3, St. Johns, Mich.
The first school shooting took place just three days into the new year, at East Olive Elementary School in St. Johns, Mich.
A 31-year-old man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the former schools parking lot.
Jan. 4, Seattle, Wash.
A gunshot was fired at the New Start High School in Seattle, Wash.
The round entered an office window and ended up lodged in a three-ring binder. No one was injured.
Jan, 10 Sierra Vista, Ariz.
A teen was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Coronado Elementary School bathroom.
Jan. 10, San Bernardino, Calif.
At least one shot was fired, shattering a California State University classroom window. No injuries were reported.
Jan. 10, Denison, Texas
A bullet was accidentally fired through a classroom wall at the Grayson College Criminal Justice Center. No one was injured.
Jan. 15, Marshall, Texas
A bullet went through a residential halls dorm room. No injuries were reported.
Jan. 20, Winston-Salem, N.C.
A Winston-Salem State University football player was shot and killed at an event at Wake Forest University.
Jan. 22, Italy, Texas
A teenage girl was wounded at Italy High school after a 16-year-old suspect opened fire with a semi-automatic hangun.
Jan. 22, Gentilly, La.
A shooting outside The NET Charter High School injured a 14-year-old boy.
Jan. 23, Benton, Ky.
Two people were killed and another 15 were shot at Marshall County High School.
Jan. 25, Mobile, Ala.
Murphy High School student Jonah Neal fired a gun on campus. No one was injured.
Jan. 26, Dearborn, Mich.
Shots were fired from a car in Dearborn High School's parking lot. No injuries were reported.
Jan. 31, Pa.
Gunshots erupted as a fight broke out outside of Lincoln High School. A 32-year-old man was shot twice and later pronounced dead.
Feb. 1, Los Angeles, Calif.
An accidental shooting injured five children at the Salvador B. Castro Middle School in downtown Los Angeles.
Feb. 5, Oxon Hill, Md.
A teen was shot outside of Oxon Hill High School. The victim survived.
Feb. 5, Maplewood, Minn.
A third-grader pulled the trigger on a cop's gun, firing a shot at the Harmony Learning Center. No one was injured.
Feb. 8, New York, N.Y.
A teen was taken into custody after a shot was fired inside Metropolitan High School. No one was injured.
Feb. 14, Broward County, Fla.
A former student killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High.
“I wish David Hogg would have the courage to go on TV with someone like Hannity, Ingraham, Levin, or Tucker. “
THAT won’t happen. Any of them would shred him, then CNN would attack them for “attacking a hero and survivor.”
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