It would really be nice if liberals today could stop exploiting the deaths of innocent children every time a school shooting happens. We get it. School shootings are tragedies that we should all take seriously. However, a school shooting taking place doesn’t mean that we should take away guns from law-abiding citizens. In fact, it means the opposite. And yet, we constantly have to listen to the liberal media lecture us about how we are the only country that has school shootings and we are the only country where people are killed by guns blah blah blah.
In fact, a new study just came out explaining just how false that is.
From The Daily Caller:
Researchers at Northeastern University claim there is not a school shooting “epidemic” and schools are actually safer than in the 1990s, according to a study published Feb. 26.
Following the Parkland massacre where 17 students and faculty were murdered and another 16 injured, policymakers and politicians are grappling with ways to combat school shootings. The solution of reforming gun policies might be less effective in combating school shooting sprees.
“There is not an epidemic of school shootings,” said James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern University, who led the research project with doctoral student Emma Fridel, Northeastern reported.
Gee. That’s weird.
The fact of the matter is that the left is lying about guns in order to achieve their goal of getting rid of guns.
It’s that simple.
Here’s more on that.
From The Jack News:
In the aftermath of a tragedy like the mass shooting in Las Vegas, political claims are tossed around rather quickly, and with little regard to the facts. Advocates of gun prohibition are quick to claim that the U.S. is uniquely prone to such events because of the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms.
This claim, however, is false. In fact, as figures from the Crime Prevention Research Center show, “there were 55 percent more casualties per capita from mass public shootings in [the European Union] than U.S. from 2009-15.”
In other words, the opposite is true. There are actually more occurrences of, and deaths from, mass shootings in Europe than the United States, on a per capita basis.
Emotions are not the same as facts.
No one wants to see school shootings happen and we are all sad when they do. However, that doesn’t mean that the simplest answer is the right one. It’s not as simple as just taking away the bad things that make loud noises and hurts people. That’s the way children think and it shouldn’t really surprise anyone that the liberal left is propping up the children from the Florida high school as if they are the experts on gun policy.
Hopefully, studies like this will encourage the liberal left to think a little harder about these situations.
However, that does seem like kind of a stretch at this point.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]