18 school shootings so far...

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18 school shootings so far...

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Post by AndyC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 am

Something I'm seeing a lot of recently is the claim that there have been 18 school shootings this year already - below is a link which debunks this:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... -far-2018/

Problem is, all of the media are happily repeating this nonsense as gospel, leading folks to believe that the problem is far bigger than it actually is. Edit: Added my own analysis below:

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Post by SQLGeek » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:01 pm

As I suspected, the statistic is completely contrived.

May I share your analysis elsewhere?
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Post by AndyC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:20 pm

By all means, but one thing to note - I couldn't define the motivation behind every "accident", so I took the high road and simply defined it as a negligent discharge.
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Post by striker55 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:28 pm

One big problem is that people believe anything the news puts out there.

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Post by Flightmare » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:36 pm

striker55 wrote:One big problem is that people believe anything the news puts out there.
That's because there used to be a thing called "journalistic integrity". The press used to be about keeping the public informed about what was going on in the world around them. Now it is about selling advertisements. The best way to sell advertisements is to sensationalize EVERYTHING!
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Post by Jeff B. » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:42 pm

It's all about "the narrative" and keeping a steady drumbeat for the movement (restrictions) that they want.

The news media is probably the least respect and most suspected institution in the country.

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Post by TheFriscoKid » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:11 am

If they fired every idiot reporter that got the facts wrong we'd have no news at all within a month. They don't give a damn anymore. Just shovel the crap out there and often for whatever agenda that mgmt ownership has. No regards for the truth anymore anywhere.


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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:53 am

To paraphrase a man I trust explicitly:
They belong to their father, the devil, and they want to carry out their father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.- John 8:44

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Post by Paladin » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:24 am

Thanks! Good info!

I believe gun safety should be taught in schools, and that list provides excellent examples that kids do need to learn gun safety in schools.

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