It is taken as a given among the anti-gun left that all of America’s schools are in danger of constant mass shootings. But this article of faith is more myth than fact and even National Public Radio recently debunked the left’s narrative on shootings in schools.
Firstly, the truth is that school shootings are statistically still rare in the general scheme of things. Even the liberal Washington Post noted this fact. In March, Harvard professor David Ropeik noted, “the statistical likelihood of any given public school student being killed by a gun, in school, on any given day since 1999 was roughly 1 in 614,000,000. And since the 1990s, shootings at schools have been getting less common.”
So, why the hysteria that every American kids is constantly at risk of being gunned down in school? Well, because it fits the anti-gunners’ agenda, of course.
Facts don’t matter to liberals. And even liberal NPR found that the latest round of “studies” on school shootings were a steaming pile of trash.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
NPR looked into the 2015-2016 numbers on school shootings recently published by the Department of Education. The department claimed 240 school shootings occurring in the year of the study. But NPR found that two-thirds of those supposed incidents never happened.
This is interesting…NPR reached out to the 200+ schools that reportedly had school shootings in 2015 and found that more than two-thirds of these government-reported incidents never happened. https://t.co/k1yg0KTd55 pic.twitter.com/KDipG8ytJL
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) August 28, 2018
This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.” The number is far higher than most other estimates.
But NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. Child Trends, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, assisted NPR in analyzing data from the government’s Civil Rights Data Collection.
We were able to confirm just 11 reported incidents, either directly with schools or through media reports.
In 161 cases, schools or districts attested that no incident took place or couldn’t confirm one. In at least four cases, we found, something did happen, but it didn’t meet the government’s parameters for a shooting. About a quarter of schools didn’t respond to our inquiries.
Most of the school leaders NPR reached had little idea of how shootings got recorded for their schools.
For example, the CRDC reports 26 shootings within the Ventura Unified School District in Southern California.
“I think someone pushed the wrong button,” said Jeff Davis, an assistant superintendent there. The outgoing superintendent, Joe Richards, “has been here for almost 30 years and he doesn’t remember any shooting,” Davis added. “We are in this weird vortex of what’s on this screen and what reality is.”
Even the ACLU found that report to be problematic. The Southern California ACLU were only able to confirm fewer than a dozen of the incidents in the government’s report. The group also found that 59 percent were errors.
Wow, that is some failure. And what a waste of tax dollars that study turned out to be. But you know darn well that anti-gun nuts will use this fake news report for all its worth to push their agenda.
Finally, Paul Bedard just published a piece today debunking yet another lefty “fact.” Many liberals have touted the claim that the U.S. accounts for 31 percent of all mass shootings in the world. But Bedard now reports that the real number is only just over one percent (1.43 percent in fact)!
But chances are you’ll see that lie of 31 percent far more often than the real number.
Pelosi, Capitol Police Now Bickering Over ‘Orders’ to ‘Arrest’ the Mask-less
This is getting embarrassing for Nancy…
Thankfully, the latest COVID-19 stunt by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi only took a few hours to unravel this time around. Pelosi, who has been pushing the GOP’s buttons on mask mandates for months now, used the CDC’s recent guidance adjustment to bring the facial coverings back to the House floor. This prompted protests from a great many Republicans, and Pelosi subsequently threatened to have the Capitol Police start arresting folks who wouldn’t comply. The Capitol Police were not exactly on board with that idea. https://twitter.com/CapitolPolice/status/1420810728387264517?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1420810728387264517%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fpolitics%2Fcapitol-police-ordered-arrest-staff-visitors-not-wearing-masks A response from the speaker followed. Pelosi’s office said she did not order police to begin arresting people because it’s not within her power. “The speaker of the House does not control the U.S. Capitol Police,” Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill told Fox News. “We were unaware of the memo until it was reported in the press.” The embarrassing incident comes amid a flurry of criticisms of Pelosi’s handling of the Congressional mask policy, and likely marks yet another milestone in the decline of Nancy Pelosi’s speakership.
Capitol Police Ordered to Arrest Those Who Refuse Mask Mandate
Is Pelosi exploiting the Capitol Police to antagonize the GOP?
The COVID-19 pandemic has once again become a major piece of the American political landscape in 2021, as a new variant of the once-waning virus now threatens to set back herd immunity by several months or more. And while this is certainly not good news, there are still concerns that the Democratic Party is still taking this whole thing a bit too seriously, possibly in an attempt to virtue-signal their way into the hearts of young liberals everywhere. Their latest militant maneuver is being slathered in criticism, however. U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) were ordered to start arresting visitors and staff who refuse to wear a mask on the House side of the Capitol complex starting Thursday, according to a police memo issued by new USCP Chief Thomas Manger that was obtained by a member of Congress. Police were also advised not to arrest members of Congress for failing to wear masks but to report the lawmakers’ noncompliance to the House sergeant-at-arms, the memo says. It didn’t take long for a backlash to erupt. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., got a copy of the memo distributed at Thursday’s morning roll call from an unnamed police officer, she told Fox News. Police she’s spoken to are “very uncomfortable” with this new directive that Cammack describes as “tyrannical.” “This is such an overstep of Speaker Pelosi’s authority to basically make our Capitol Police arrest staff members and report on members [of Congress],” Cammack told Fox News Thursday. “It’s absolutely unconscionable that this is where we’re at.” The move comes just a day after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments on possible mask requirements prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call him a “moron”.
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