The Pro-Criminal, Anti-Self-Defense Left has been distributing a talking point that there have been over 300 mass shootings in the last year. Much like the claim that 40% of gun sales proceed without a background check, or that there have been 75 school shootings since Sandy Hook…. it’s complete horsesh-t.
“Using 2013, the most recent year for which federal data is available, the Congressional Research Service found 25 mass shooting incidents — far less than the 363 counted by Mass Shooting Tracker.” The Congressional Research Service defines a mass shooting more narrowly as a gun violence incident in public in which 4 or more people are killed in a single event and excludes incidents in which the violence is a “means to an end such as robbery.”
PolitiFact’s Amy Sherman added, “Mass Shooting Tracker showed 294 mass shootings [in 2015] as of Oct. 1. About 122 of those incidents — or about 42 percent — involved zero fatalities.”
Considering that the left lies so shamelessly in their effort to push “common sense gun laws,” how can we possibly trust them when they claim gun confiscation is not the eventual objective?
In the real world that leftists stubbornly refuse to acknowledge, gun violence has been declining and is continuing to decline; most markedly in places with reasonable gun laws like Shall-Issue concealed carry permits and open carry laws. The only places where it is increasing are Democrat-run cities with strict anti-gun laws.
Also, note two places where there have never been mass shooting incidents; gun ranges and NRA Conventions.