Liberals falsely claim accidents count as "school shootings"
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- I agree. An accidental discharge of a security guard's firearm is not a "school shooting".
- But that's just one group, called "Everytown for Gun Safety", not "Liberals".
- Everytown’s database includes any incident in which “a firearm discharges a live round inside a school building or grounds.” This is a broad standard, and ends up grouping relatively minor accidents together with serious active shooter situations.
- Accidental gunshots and public suicides are categorically different, as the FBI has noted, than incidents in which an individual with no clear motive consciously fires a semi-automatic assault rifle at crowds of students.
- The very first school shooting of 2018 according to the database is an incident involving a 31-year-old man shooting and killing himself in a Michigan elementary school parking lot. No teachers or students were harmed or even on the premise, as the school had closed back in June.
- Another incident listed in Everytown’s database involved a third grade student at a Minnesota special needs school pulling the trigger of a school liaison officer’s holstered gun. The officer was sitting on a bench, distracted while talking to other children. The bullet hit the ground and no one was injured.
- Law enforcement officials apply a considerably more rigorous standard.
- Everytown Claims Rated: False. http://checkyourfact.com/2018/02/15/fact-check-18-school-shootings-2018/
- That's one group, called "Everytown for Gun Safety", not "Liberals".
- Reducing gun violence is not a "liberal" agenda.
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