Liberals have a strange relationship with the truth. They find it easy to ignore the facts.
They are pros at misrepresentation, mislabeling, and emotional outbursts to deny reality.
Here’s the thing about mass shootings. These events, sad to say, DO happen in other advanced countries:
1) In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.”
Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.”
This claim is simply not true. Mass public shootings – defined as four or more people killed, and not in the course of committing another crime, and not involving struggles over sovereignty. The focus on excluding shootings that do not involve other crimes (e.g., gang fights or robberies) has been used from the original research by Lott and Landes to more recently the FBI) from 2009 to the Charleston massacre (this matches the starting period for another recent study we did on US shootings and we chose that because that was the starting point that Bloomberg’s group had picked). The cases were complied doing a news search. The starting year was picked simply because last year we had a report that looked at Mass Public Shootings in the US starting in 2009.
It’s the liberals set up to deny that mass shootings aren’t happening elsewhere.
It’s the liberals illogical rational to call for more gun control whenever mass shootings happen here.
They’d like us to believe that more gun control will reduce mass shootings.
That’s simply not true.