It has almost been a week since the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 innocent victims and injured 14 others. Instead of the mainstream liberal media honoring the lives of those that lost their lives they have decided to jump on their soapbox and lecture the country on gun control. While these vultures in the liberal camp continue to manipulate the public’s emotions concerning the high school massacre, Hillary Clinton had to make her opinion known by chiming in with a stunning claim that has jaws dropping.
After a string of gun violence in the last several months, the left has been doing all that they can to further their gun control agenda by playing on emotions of weary Americans racked with grief. To sway the public’s perception, these gun-grabbing liberals are claiming that the only way to protect the population and protect our children is more government control and to ban inanimate objects. However, not everyone is buying it, but that has not stopped them, and now these leftist are going one step further by lying outright to the public.
And, of course, Hillary Clinton is leading the charge with gun myths.
After Hillary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump we all hoped she would crawl into a cave and stay there for the rest of her life. However, the country was not that lucky as Hillary has continued to fan the flames of division with her rhetoric to resist President Trump. Even in the aftermath of the latest school shooting that took place in South Florida last Wednesday, the two time failed presidential candidate has reared her head to politicize the tragedy in a series of tweets packed with lies.
Now is the time to listen to the students, teachers, and parents demanding that we end this carnage once and for all with gun safety laws that keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 16, 2018
This week we lost 17 Americans in Parkland – the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012. Since then, 438 people have been shot and 138 killed in over 230 school shootings. That’s 5 school shootings every month, 16 of which classify as “mass shootings.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 16, 2018
“This week we lost 17 Americans in Parkland — the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012,” Clinton tweeted Sunday.“Since then, 438 people have been shot and 138 killed in over 230 school shootings. That’s 5 school shootings every month, 16 of which classify as ‘mass shootings.’”
If you take a closer look at the last sentence of Clinton’s tweet, it may seem a tad off or confusing, right?
Well, the reason why is that statistic is an outright lie that came from Everytown for Gun Safety, a far-left gun control group. This statistic is so far off the mark that even The Washington Post had to call out Hillary Clinton for using such a blatant lie in her tweet.
As The Washington Post notes, that statistic is from Everytown for Gun Safety, a heavily astroturfed, left-wing, gun control group. And its statistics on school shootings were so misleading that even the WaPo — hardly a den of covert NRA activity — wrote an article about the group’s statistics bluntly titled, “No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong.”
“The figure originated with Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit group, co-founded by Michael Bloomberg, that works to prevent gun violence and is most famous for its running tally of school shootings,” the newspaper reported.
“A tweet by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) including the claim had been liked more than 45,000 times by Thursday evening, and one from political analyst Jeff Greenfield had cracked 126,000. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted it, too, as did performers Cher and Alexander William and actors Misha Collins and Albert Brooks. News organizations — including MSNBC, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Time, MSN, the BBC, the New York Daily News and HuffPost — also used the number in their coverage.”
However, as The Washington Post noted, “Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings. Take, for example, what it counted as the year’s first: On the afternoon of Jan. 3, a 31-year-old man who had parked outside a Michigan elementary school called police to say he was armed and suicidal. Several hours later, he killed himself. The school, however, had been closed for seven months. There were no teachers. There were no students.
“Also listed on the organization’s site is an incident from Jan. 20, when at 1 a.m. a man was shot at a sorority event on the campus of Wake Forest University. A week later, as a basketball game was being played at a Michigan high school, someone fired several rounds from a gun in the parking lot. No one was injured, and it was past 8 p.m., well after classes had ended for the day, but Everytown still labeled it a school shooting.”
Everytown’s definition of a school shooting — “any time a firearm discharges a live round inside a school building or on a school campus or grounds” — is obviously deceptive. And Hillary Clinton obviously knows that.
According to USA Today, the actual number of fatal school shooting incidents since Columbine in 1999 is 25 — certainly no small number, but nowhere near 230 school shootings since 2012.
It is shameful that Hillary Clinton would use this tragedy to push gun control, but what is worse is that she would use lies to make it happen, but let’s face it that is all she has ever used.
As we all know, Hillary is not one to bring the country together in unity but only focuses on division and fear to make her point. Hopefully, more people will realize that after this latest disgrace of tweets and write her off for good!