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NPR Study Confirms What You May Have Already Known About Claims of Total School Shootings

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Earlier this year, during our nation’s biggest recorded gun-control-nado following the tragic Parkland massacre in February, you may recall gun control activists citing a troubling number of total school shootings that had happened so far that year.

And by gun control activists, of course, I mean CNN, who misleadingly reported following May’s shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas high school that 22 school shootings had already happened in the first five months of 2018–a claim that was quickly debunked as the incidents included mostly gun-related crimes in the vicinity of the school, a suicide, and even the accidental discharge of a firearm.

Of course, to the itching ears of gun-control activists across the country, “22 school shootings” sounded like “22 Parklands” that we hadn’t heard about for some reason.

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It turns out, however, that CNN hasn’t been the only left-wing entity reporting grossly inflated school shooting statistics: Obama’s DOE was too. 

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The Daily Wire reports:

A new report from National Public Radio — not exactly a right-leaning outlet — claims that the Department of Education and gun control activists have wildly overstated the number of school shootings that took place in 2017.

NPR conducted the study in partnership with Child Trends, which compiles and analyzes data about school-aged children, after realizing that no two outlets were able to provide an exact number of “school shootings” and that the number of school shootings varied widely from outlet to outlet.

The Department of Education reports that there were 235 school shootings during the 2015-2016 school year and told NPR that it relied on self-reported statistics from school districts.

But when NPR dug into the reported incidents, it could confirm just 11 school shootings. More than two thirds of the claimed school shootings “never happened” they said. In 161 of the reported incidents, school officials weren’t aware anything had happened. In four of the incidents, “something did happen, but it didn’t meet the government’s parameters for a shooting.”

The “235” number is cited often in regards to school shootings, but even major gun control advocacy organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety couldn’t confirm the government’s data. They found just 29 school shootings. The ACLU, which also conducted its own research, found “fewer than a dozen.”

The sad thing about this is that even when these heavy-hitters in the gun control world are forced to admit that school shootings aren’t anywhere near as predominant as they’d like us to believe, it will likely have little impact on the masses, who have already heard the more alarming statistic and subconsciously used that to form an opinion of a nation full of mass shootings.

This is how false information is disseminated and weaponized. It doesn’t matter if it’s later disproven, because it’s already had its impact. But when the public is being influenced in this deceptive manner to support policies that would limit the rights granted by one of our most important constitutional amendments, that’s when you know fake news has crossed over into borderline treasonous propaganda.

 

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FDA Pushes Through Emergency Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine As Coronavirus Treatment

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It finally looks like there is a ray of hope in the fight against the coronavirus as the Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency authorization this past weekend for the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the illness that is leaving a swath of devastation wherever it roams. This particular kind of medication is typically used in the treatment of malaria, but when it is paired with azithromycin, has not yet been proven to be effective against the illness in clinical trials, however, there are growing numbers of reports and small studies that indicate it is having a positive impact on those with severe cases. Check out more details from Breitbart: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a statement on Sunday: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to BARDA to allow hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate products donated to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible. HHS also noted that it had “accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated by Sandoz, the Novartis generics and biosimilars division, and one million doses of chloroquine phosphate donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for possible use in treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or for use in clinical trials.” One of the biggest concerns about using this medication to treat this illness with hydroxychloroquine is that there may now be a massive increase in demand for the drug which could lead to a shortage in the supply. In order to curtail that problem, the HHS said, “Use of the donated medications is expected to help ease supply pressures for the drug, and the FDA is also working with…

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Maryland Becomes Latest State To Issue Stay-At-Home Order In Battle Against Coronavirus

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The battle against the coronavirus, an invisible invading force that has ravaged the globe making folks seriously ill and killing those most vulnerable to its effects, continues to rage across the United States and things are getting intense. Many states across the country have opted to put out stay-at-home orders in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus, resulting in many businesses being shut down and other measures that are guaranteed to have a deep economic impact on the local community and the country at large. The latest state to join in on employing these measures is Maryland. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order on Monday. “We have reached a critical turning point in the fight to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Republican said during a news conference. “We are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay at home. We are directing them to do so.” “No Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or an essential reason,” Hogan said, adding that buying food and medical reasons are exempt. The state of Maryland seems to be taking the stay-at-home order to a brand new level, seeking to actually use legal action to help enforce it. Individuals who are caught breaking the order could receive a misdemeanor and be subject to a year in prison plus a $5,000 fine. The order goes into full effect Monday evening at 8 P.M. By the end of the day Monday half of the states in America will have one of these orders on the books including California, Alaska, Delaware, Colorado Connecticut, Ohio, Oregon, and many, many others. Some might think the idea of enforcing this kind of order with actual legal…

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