CNN recently aired a report that claimed there have already been more than 100 “mass shootings” in the U.S.A. this year. But their stats are simply false.
Last Monday, CNN aired a repot claiming that “America reached the grim number by the first week of March.”
But the numbers CNN uses — which are from the left-wing activist group Gun Violence Archive — are flat out fake news.
When you say “mass killing” do you think one or two victims? Well Gun Violence Archive does. Their shooting list is filled with dozens of “mass shootings” of less than four victims. Even many with no actual deaths at all.
It is also filled with family murder/suicides and gang-related shootings, neither of which are really what people think of as “mass shootings.”
Per Breitbart News:
But for CNN and the Gun Violence Archive, an incident with no fatalities is still a mass shooting. This means labels like drive-by shootings, gang hits, homicides, double homicides, are renamed mass shootings and counted as such. This enables CNN to claim over 100 mass shootings already in 2023.
Moreover, on November 21, 2022, Breitbart News pointed out Newsmax likewise cited figures from the Gun Violence Archive and claimed the U.S. had witnessed over 600 mass shootings in 2022.
On November 24, 202s, Breitbart News observed The Hill relied on Gun Violence Archive data to claim 609 mass shootings had occurred up to that point in 2022 alone.
As of right now, the Gun Violence Archive’s data showing over 100 mass shootings in 2023 contains approximately 40 incidents in which there were no fatalities, roughly 25 incidents in which there was one fatality, and around 18 incidents in which there were two fatalities.
As they always say, “the devil is in the details,” and the real facts show that there have been few actual “mass shootings” in the U.S. so far this year.
One is too many, granted. but let’s not use lies and posit them as facts.
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