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Ragtop_Rob 05-16-2019 10:19 AM

NYTimes Admits: Only 111 School Shooting Incidents Recorded Since 1970
 

NYTimes Admits: Only 111 School Shooting Incidents Recorded Since 1970

While other fake news outlets report inflated numbers of schools shootings each year, the New York Times notes that there have only been 111 school shooting incidents since 1970.

And the NYTimes stresses that 16 of these incidents did not result in any injuries. So the number of school shooting incidents with injuries between 1970 and now is actually 95.




The NYTimes explains they reached their school shooting numbers by using “the F.B.I.’s definition for an active-shooter scenario, in which an assailant is actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people, on school property or inside school buildings.” Contrast this with CNN, who claims 15 school shootings in 2019 alone, one of which was a pellet gun incident, another a nighttime drug deal gone wrong in a school parking lot, and yet another was an accidental discharge.
Other outlets, like Michael-Bloomberg-funded Everytown, also have a history of swelling school shooting numbers.

For example, Everytown claimed 100 school shootings had occurred between the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School and December 9, 2014. They listed the 100 incidents and a quick perusal of them found that one was a non-school related function in which a person was grazed by a bullet. Other incidents included the accidental discharge of a legally possessed firearm and a so-called shooting at Tennessee State University that the school’s police force could not confirm ever happened.

Everytown currently has a school shooting map where they attempt to hedge their bets by reducing the threshold to “gunfire on school grounds.” This lets them claim 44 incidents in 2019.

But the NYTimes shows that if we actually stick to the definition of school shooting, there have only been 111 such incidents since 1970. And 16 of those did not result in injuries.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...ed-since-1970/


Jughead 05-16-2019 10:33 AM

It's an epidemic


:leaving:

glbeauchamp 05-16-2019 12:55 PM

Not to trivialize the subject, but if my math is correct, if you take the number of schools in the US (98,200 as of 2015) X the number of school days since 1970 (roughly 36,765 per school) equals 3,610,323,000 school days, divided by 111= one shooting per 32,525,432 class days. Truly an epidemic of biblical proportion.

kupitz 05-16-2019 12:57 PM

My local news outlet reported "This is the 44th school shooting this year...." when the Colorado shooting recently happened. I turned to my wife and said WTF did they just say?!?!

Platoface 05-16-2019 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by kupitz (Post 1599412626)
My local news outlet reported "This is the 44th school shooting this year...." when the Colorado shooting recently happened. I turned to my wife and said WTF did they just say?!?!


One school shooting per bullet apparently.

owebo 05-16-2019 01:05 PM

That can’t be right based on what liberals say. Are you sure they didn’t mean 111 bazillion....

BobG 05-16-2019 01:16 PM

don't confuse the liberal idiots with facts.....really bad things happen as a result.

NY09C6 05-16-2019 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by kupitz (Post 1599412626)
My local news outlet reported "This is the 44th school shooting this year...." when the Colorado shooting recently happened. I turned to my wife and said WTF did they just say?!?!

And the majority of people believe this fake news.

DSOMC6 05-16-2019 01:20 PM

False narriative to keep attention away from inner-city blacks murdering each other by the thousands.

X-ZZ4 05-16-2019 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by glbeauchamp (Post 1599412608)
Not to trivialize the subject, but if my math is correct, if you take the number of schools in the US (98,200 as of 2015) X the number of school days since 1970 (roughly 36,765 per school) equals 3,610,323,000 school days, divided by 111= one shooting per 32,525,432 class days. Truly an epidemic of biblical proportion.

I don't know why they go back to 1970. The majority of the "mass school shootings" have taken place since Columbine, which was in 1999. So take 29 years off your math.Doesn't matter though. Stats are just for people pushing agendas (either way) anyway.

And no, the answer isn't some gun control bull crap.

But we do have a problem. We shouldn't pretend we don't. It would be nice if adults could tackle this subject.

But that just doesn't seem possible, does it? Instead of adults with real interest to root causes and real action, we have politicians inflating numbers and blaming the problem on an inanimate object incapable of doing anything at all on its own.

SteveL2 05-16-2019 03:05 PM

For the imminent lib cry-for-the-children, meanwhile there have been FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND times that in number of abortions in the same time period. Luckily for the libs, those weren't performed with scary guns.

Zealot 05-16-2019 11:17 PM


Originally Posted by kupitz (Post 1599412626)
My local news outlet reported "This is the 44th school shooting this year...." when the Colorado shooting recently happened. I turned to my wife and said WTF did they just say?!?!

And the second one to occur outside of Chicago. :)

QCVette 05-17-2019 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by Ragtop_Rob (Post 1599411495)
Only 111 School Shooting Incidents Recorded Since 1970

And how does that compare to the number of defensive uses of firearms?


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