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2015 “mass shootings”: 355 or 4?

Posted by Richard on December 5, 2015

Glenn Reynolds:

WHEN YOUR BOGUS CLAIM ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS IS DISPUTED BY A MOTHER JONES EDITOR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES,IT’S REALLY BOGUS: How Many Mass Shootings Are There, Really?

It’s pretty clear from Mark Follman’s column (link above) that he and Mother Jones are not exactly defenders of the Second Amendment (in case you had any doubt). But their definition of “mass shooting” is a reasonable one. More reasonable, IMHO, than the FBI definition (which was broadened under orders from Obama) because they exclude robbery, gang violence, and domestic abuse incidents.

OTOH, the definition used by the anti-gun Reddit group to arrive at the count of 355 this year is as bogus as the absurd reasoning used to “prove” that your gun is 50 times more likely to kill you or a family member than to stop a criminal. By their definition, if two Crips are standing on a corner, a car full of Bloods pulls a drive-by that wounds them, and two bystanders sprain their ankles jumping over the bus stop bench to get out of the line of fire, that’s a “mass shooting.” Thus, there are typically several “mass shootings” every Saturday night in Chicago.

Further evidence of how low WaPo, NYTimes, and other MSM outlets have fallen: they dutifully parrot the “355 mass shootings” nonsense from a Reddit forum (!) that uses a definition that the forum founder admits he just made up because he didn’t like the real definition.

Billlls Idle Mind has interesting data on the number of “mass shootings” (definition not clear) under each of the last five presidents. Also, some graphs putting the lie to recent media caterwauling about how gun violence is “epidemic” or “exploding.”

It seems that if we want to minimize mass shootings, we should elect a Republican. If we want to reduce violent crime in general, we need to return Bill Clinton to office.

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