FALSE: The Claim of 355 Mass Shootings in 2015. Um, About That...
You know how liberals throw around the stat that there were "355 mass shootings" this year? You've probably read it on every 2016 Democratic candidate's social media, or heard it in the mainstream media. Yes, I realize that last sentence was redundant. There's just one problem. It's crap. This comes to us from FreeBeacon.com
The “Guns are Cool” site describes a mass shooting as any event where four or more people, including the shooter, are injured. This is a looser criteria than the FBI definition of mass murder, which it describes “as a number of murders (four or more) occurring during the same incident, with no distinctive time period between the murders.”
Under the FBI standard only 21 of the 355 shootings identified by the anti-gun group qualify as mass murder with a firearm.
Though the FBI does not officially count mass shootings, it has studied “active shooter incidents” that involve “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” In a report released last year, the FBI found over a thirteen year period, between 2000 and 2013, there were 160 “active shooter incidents.” Those incidents do not include gang-related shootings, but do include incidents where nobody was shot or killed.
Here's a chart to help double-extra.
If you take nothing away from this post, take away this, the media is really taking their information and subsequent marching orders, from a site called "Guns are Cool?" Have they abandoned any pretext of self respect?
Any time you hear someone use the 355 stat, know that they are basing it off of freaking redactors who flat out state their goal in trying to influence media coverage of mass shootings.
They even openly admit to cherry picking stats that benefit their agenda. As we've talked about, the interwebz is just shining a light on what we already knew. The media is simply a leftist wing of the Democratic party, forcingly putting facts and accurate reporting in the backseat to their progressive agenda.
I mean, right here, this information is so easy to find. Are we supposed to believe that
Barack Obama Hillary Clinton ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN don't even have access to mere google?