Skip to comments.FACT CHECK: New York Times Says There Have Been 1,600 Mass Shootings Since Sandy Hook [VIDEO]
Posted on 03/22/2018 9:20:42 AM PDT by rktman
The New York Times editorial board said that there have been more than 1,600 mass shootings in the U.S. since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
Thats only true if you grant an extremely generous definition of mass shooting.
NYT says 1,600, but the left-leaning outlet Mother Jones says only 35, and Everytown for Gun Safety claims there were 156 between 2009 and 2016. The U.S. Congress found just over 300 shootings between 1999 and 2013. Theyre all using different definitions of what a mass shooting is.
In laymans terms, a mass shooting may evoke the idea of a random public attack akin to the shootings in Newtown, Las Vegas or Parkland. The definition from The NYT, however, includes instances of domestic violence, drive-by shootings, disagreements at bars and parties, gang violence and robberies. Even the narrower analysis from Everytown, which only counts instances with four or more deaths, found that 54 percent of the mass shooting cases from 2009 to 2016 were related to domestic or family violence.
Using its definition, NYT is technically correct, but four people killed or injured is hardly what Americans mean when they say mass shooting.
Mother Jones definition was far more stringent. Its 35 number comes from excluding situations like armed robberies or gang violence and only counts incidents that both took place in public and were carried out by a lone shooter.
The NYT estimate is more than 1,000 mass shootings higher than almost any other and includes so many different situations that experts say its totally useless for making policy.
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If you shoot up an ant hill they call it a “mass shooting”.
DOH! Should be ‘FAct check’, not ‘CT check’.
If two robbers are shot by a clerk during a holdup then the NYT considers it a mass shooting.
Don’t tell yourself that. Tell a moderator. They can fix a title for you.
Have liberals looked at the “on-going” year-round mass-shootings in Chicago?
I wonder, therefore, if they would consider the donut shop scene in “Sudden Impact” a mass shooting as well?
Chicago long ago passed their so-called “common sense gun control” and is now one of the most dangerous cities in the country.
Chicago is one continuous mass shooting.
Pretty much sums up anything published by the NY Slimes.
What? Hogg’s Mad Women March/CNN organization put out last week that there have been 1700 school shootings alone since January 1, 2018.
Lead (Pb, 207.2000 g/mol) is shot out of the barrel.
Thus, a mass shooting.
I beg all of you on FreeRepublic to view this video of Kentucky’s Governor, Matt Bevin, as he replies to a question from a woman in this audience concerning the FL Mass Shooting. His answer and explanations are pristine on the subject. I think he could be POTUS.
My Momma always said she never read the Editorial pages in the newspapers. She would look at the cartoon and then read the rest, but never the editorial pages.
After 65 years, I see why. Lies, Damned lies and statistics that are lies.
Fact check in my Universe:
The New York time lies.
1592 of those Mass Shootings are between and among gang members and/or the drug sale/use culture...
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