Government LIED About Data on School Shootings
by Shari Dovale
As the Liberal Left continues to push for more gun control, the media conveniently ignores what they themselves have determined – that the data showing the enormously high rate of school shootings is, in fact, flawed.
NPR, known for it’s left-leaning bias, did a study on the U.S. Education Department report stating that “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting” which is far higher than most other estimates.
Reporting their findings in the article: The School Shootings That Weren’t on August 27, 2018, they made numerous efforts to contact every one of those schools discussed in the government report and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened.
Additionally, it is not as if this report flew under the radar, as many sites, both Liberal and Conservative, picked up on it and reported it as well, including:
Marginal Revolution – Most Reported School Shootings Never Happened
Additionally, the ACLU of Southern California also was able to confirm fewer than a dozen of the incidents in the government’s report, while 59 percent were confirmed errors.
59 percent is a HUGE number, belying the suggestions that it was just a simple data input error.
Main Stream Media (MSM) sites have exaggerated this kind of data for their own purposes for years, including the a New York Times story claiming that the Kentucky incident was the 11th school shooting in 2018. This story was repeated by multiple Left wing liberal sites to advance their gun control agenda. However, they are relying on citizens not reading the fine print, even in their own articles.
KrisAnne Hall and her husband, JC Hall, host an interesting discussion on this topic, here:
The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) are the folks that put the information together. They were notified of the errors, and though they said a “note will be included” they refused to correct the report of the massive amount of inaccuracies.
Government needs to be held accountable for their actions, and misleading information. They are perpetuating false data to justify their nanny-state laws and objectives. It has to stop!
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