Everytown’s ’74 Shootings Since Newtown’ Stat is Bogus, Says…CNN
June 12, 2014 - 6:33 am
Mike Bloomberg’s anti-gun group has caught the attention of CNN. CNN is one of the many news outlets that reported on the Everytown for Gun Safety list, in which the group claimed that there have been 74 school shootings since Newtown.
Upon closer inspection, CNN finds that there haven’t been 74. There have been 15.
Which means that Everytown was just 80% off.
Everytown says on its web site that it gleans its information from media reports and that its list includes school shootings involving a firearm discharged inside or on school grounds, including assaults, homicides, suicides and accidental shootings.
CNN determined that 15 of the incidents Everytown included were situations similar to the violence in Oregon — a minor or adult actively shooting inside or near a school. That works out to about one shooting every five weeks.
Some of the other incidents on Everytown’s list included personal arguments, accidents and alleged gang activities and drug deals.
Question: Is Mike Bloomberg paying Everytown to lie, or did they come up with the idea to lie on their own?
h/t Hot Air