That talking point number has been coming at us from all directions… but what does it REALLY mean?
In simple terms, it means that gun-grabbers are trying to manipulate the emotions of the American public. Because any change they can’t accomplish with facts, they’re happy to push with outrage or the tears of Anderson Cooper or Jimmy Kimmel.
In today’s clickbait, read-the-headline-and-scroll-to-the-next-story culture, a misleading headline can be a powerful propaganda tool for people who aren’t too concerned about facts.
Let’s see just how honest these ‘news’ reporters have been with us, shall we?
Notice they’re calling it a ‘school shooting’ and not, say, a Columbine-style massacre.
When most people think ‘school shooting’ we think of Columbine, or — more recently, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. An armed predator looking for prey to gun down from among the student body.
They WANT you to think of that. Becuase it lets them harness the outrage we rightly have about a horrible tragedy and hitch it to a cause they want you to support.
But you already know the answer to this next question. In the last six weeks, have we averaged three such school massacres a week? Because that’s what ’18 school shootings’ would imply.
Of course not.
So they’re obviously fudging the numbers, to manipulate us. To move us closer to the gun control laws certain political actors are so desperate to implement.
This is not to say the ACTUAL shootings were not significant. Of course they are. Even one child lost that way is unspeakably tragic. But so are the deaths these same people DON’T want to talk about in Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis or Detroit.
But we don’t talk about those deaths because they are not so easily harnessed as a tragedy in a suburban public school.
And — surprise, surprise — the guy who was actually suspended for his fake news led the charge in spinning this lie.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 14, 2018
And then ‘Everytown Gun Control Group’ put out stats that talking heads have glommed on to.
List courtesy Washington Examiner:
Of the 18 school shootings as listed by the pro-gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, here’s what actually happened in each of these cases:
1) A man committed suicide using a gun in an elementary school parking lot when the school was closed and there were no children present in Clinton County, Mich., on Jan. 3.
2) Shots were fired at New Start High School near Burien, Wash., on Jan. 4. No one was hurt or injured, and no suspects were apprehended.
*3) A 32-year-old man shot a pellet gun at a school bus, shattering a window, in Forest City, Iowa, on Jan. 6. No injuries were reported, and the suspect was apprehended.
4) A Grayson College student confused a real gun with a training gun and accidentally fired a bullet into a wall on Jan. 10. No injuries were reported.
5) A 14-year-old seventh-grade student shot and killed himself inside the bathroom of Coronado Elementary School in Cochise County, Ariz., on Jan. 10.
6) Gunshots were fired at a campus building at Cal State San Bernardino on Jan. 10. No injuries were reported.
7) Two people in a car exchanged gunfire at a Wiley College dorm parking lot on Jan. 15. No deaths or injuries were reported and no suspects were arrested, however, one bullet was fired into a dorm room with three female students inside.
8) A Winston-Salem State University football player was shot and killed at a sorority party following an argument in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Jan. 20.
9) A 16-year-old male student shot a 15-year-old female student in the cafeteria at Italy High School in Italy, Texas, on Jan. 22. While the victim was injured, she was expected to make a full recovery. The shooter was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. This one we would probably all refer to as a proper “school shooting.”
10) An unknown assailant in a pickup truck drove by the NET Charter High School in Gentilly, La., and shot at a group of students on Jan. 22. A 14-year-old boy was initially thought to have suffered a gunshot graze, but it turned out to be an abrasion.
Notice the asterisk beside #3. Pellet gun.
11) A 15-year-old male student shot and killed two students and wounded 18 others at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., on Jan. 23. The shooter was apprehended.
12) A 16-year-old student fired a gun at another 16-year-old student during an altercation at Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 25. No injuries were reported and the suspect was taken into custody.
13) Shots were fired in the parking lot during an altercation between two nonstudents during a basketball at Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Mich., on Jan. 26. No injuries were reported, and no suspects were arrested.
14) A 32-year-old man was shot and killed in the parking lot outside Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, Penn., on Jan. 31 during what police believed to be an altercation between students from rival schools. No suspects were arrested.
15) A 12-year-old female student accidentally fired a real gun thinking it was a fake gun. Four students were injured, including one who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles on Feb. 1. The 12-year-old girl was taken into custody.
16) A teenage boy was shot in the chest and nearly killed by another student who conspired with the boy’s ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 5. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder.
17) A third-grade student pulled the trigger of a police officer’s holstered weapon at the Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, Minn., on Feb. 5. No injuries were reported.
18) A 17-year-old student was arrested after firing a gun into the floor of a classroom of Metropolitan High School in the Bronx, N.Y., on Feb. 8.
19) The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday that left 17 dead.
Just like the MeToo situation, lumping all of these into the same category is not only dishonest, but it actually dilutes and cheapens the horror of the real ‘school shootings’.
There are real ‘school shootings’ on that list, certainly. But these events are NOT all the same.
A couple of suicides — including an adult in the parking lot after-hours?
A third-grader pulling the trigger on a cop’s gun?
Personal conflicts between armed individuals?
Passers-by who didn’t even set foot on the property?
And a PELLET GUN?
Are we Seriously putting all of these in the same category as the guy who purchased a gun despite many warning signs — including self-cutting and reported abuse of animals — and methodically murdered people in the school he had been expelled from?
And what is the ‘end game’ of the manipulation? To short-circuit REAL debate and push forward the ‘compassionate’ solution they are demanding we embrace.
“Anyone with any sense knows that this is the one common denominator that America has, the sickness that we have, is having this much access to guns. Especially this much access,” Lemon said. “Don’t tell me it’s not time to talk about it. You talk to those people down in Florida who lost their loved ones, they’ll tell you it’s time to talk about it.”
In another segment, Lemon said that the right time to talk about gun control was, in fact, “weeks, months, years or decades ago.”
Don Lemon: CNN
Yes, Brian Williams. Leave it to you to be so easily manipulated. Unless you were deliberately lying.
Sadly, both are equally plausible.
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