Antis Overstating Mass Shooting Numbers By Factor Of 10

posted on February 9, 2017

Is it any wonder Americans have lost all faith in the mainstream media? First you have a CNN anchor comparing terrorism to random lightning strikes. That piece ironically ended as the network cut to breaking news of a terrorist attack that left 20 dead and another 50 wounded.

Now, you have all the usual liberal outlets—CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more—citing stats from the “Mass Shooting Tracker” (MST). By MST’s own admission, “most of us support gun control.” And toward that end, they’ve elected to ignore the law enforcement definition of mass shooting and arbitrarily create their own. 

The unsurprising result: They are overstating the number of mass shootings by a factor of 10, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation. Their findings show that of the 48 events cited by MST this January, only five of those concur with law enforcement’s definition of a mass shooting. 

The most interesting stat of all? The places most likely to have mass shootings as determined by MST are those where Democrats control the state legislature.

Latest

Jacobfrey
Jacobfrey

This Mayor Says It’s Easier to Buy Guns Than Apples

Whether through willful ignorance or outright dishonesty, anti-Second Amendment politicians get the facts wrong all the time. Some lies, however, are so obviously false they are just embarrassing.

The Armed Citizen® October 7, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Meet America’s No. 1 Lawful-Carry Hero

Americans are tired of being told there is no such thing as a "good guy with a gun." What took place in Indiana proves the opposite.

For Beto O’Rourke, Confiscation Is “Perfect”

In his quest to head the Lone Star State, Beto O’Rourke was forced to roll back some of his confiscatory ambitions—sort of.

Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year: Deputy Tyler Thoman

Deputy Tyler Thoman of the Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department has been selected as the 2021 NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for exhibiting outstanding bravery and courage while facing an armed and violent suspect during a traffic stop.

Reminder: Vote For Gun-Friendly Candidates

Our right to bear arms, enshrined in the Second Amendment, is being challenged by those who know little or nothing about firearms or, worse, simply want to trample on the Constitution and everything that it stands for.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.