MEDIA PUSH THE CLAIM THERE HAVE BEEN 18 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN 2018. HERE ARE THE FACTS. – Joe Walsh

MEDIA PUSH THE CLAIM THERE HAVE BEEN 18 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN 2018. HERE ARE THE FACTS.

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From The Daily Wire.

In light of the horrific school shooting that took place on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, many of the mainstream media outlets have claimed that there has been 18 school shootings in the year 2018 alone.

But that narrative was gleaned from the anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety, and seems to have been somewhat misconstrued.

For example, twice, someone shot themselves on school grounds; one incident, on January 3, featured a man shooting himself in a former school’s parking lot; on January 10 a teen killed himself in an Arizona elementary school bathroom.

There have been additional incidents that the media is seems to be categorizing as “mass shootings” where no one was injured or killed.

The numbers of fatalities and injuries are still more than zero in 2018, which is what we would all hope for, but the efforts to paint the latest shooting, which was truly horrible, as a another in a series of mass shootings compressed so closely in time is simply not an accurate reflection of reality.

Joe Walsh, former Congressman and now right-wing talk show host, affirmed this by tweeting “School shootings: The facts.”

Read the full article and full list of facts on The Daily Wire.

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