They lie to win because the truth doesn't fit their narrative.
Check the note at the bottom of that first graph. They're lying in that little space.
"America reached the grim number by the first week of March – record time, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive, which, like CNN, defines a mass shooting as one in which at least four people are shot, **excluding the shooter.**"
But at the bottom of the graph the note says that it *includes* the shooter.
Do we really believe that any of those are unwittingly told? I don't.
Whats more likely, cops realized that doing their job would get them fired, so they stopped? Or they realized not doing their job wouldn't get them fired, so they stopped? For a piece dedicated to debunking lies, you pass along a doozy.
"Science shows that media behavior creates mass shooter copy cats, increasing the net number of true spree killings by 30%."
Ergo, if we severely curtail mainstream media, we can reduce "mass shootings."
I'm only partially joking. I'm a First Amendment absolutist and someone who believes that antitrust law should be used against social media monopolies to curtail their censorship.
But, if we're going to say the First Amendment doesn't apply to these private companies, then perhaps censorship should be redirected where it might have a more positive effect. Quash coverage of violence. Sick Twitter, Facebook and Youtube on the CNNs of the world and let's see what happens.
This post is *Chef's Kiss*
Excellent piece. Thank you.
Yeah, I regularly spar with liberals on Minnpost.com about crime in Minneapolis. I lived in Minneapolis for 20 years, until last summer. Violent crime exploded in 2020 and has gotten worse every year since. Minnpost readers mostly think crime in cities is up because of Republican gun policy. There is not one single republican elected official in Minneapolis. Police numbers last I heard were down about 30%. They recently made it even harder to hire officers, when almost no one is applying. North Minneapolis, which is mostly black, is the brunt of much of the increase in violent crime. The people there generally speaking want more police presence. White liberals are the vast majority in the city, telling black folk in North they need more social workers. Meanwhile a diversity hire to diversify city gov got hired @ $344,000/yr, recently.
I love Minneapolis, but I was not about to stick around waiting for the bottom of liberal delusion.
Home based firearms are the first line of defense against home invasions.
Criminals do not obey laws. Criminals are also opportunists. Therefore, when criminals bent on a home invasion or bodily assault knows the law abiding citizen is unarmed, they become easy prey.
Liberals are either dumb or they are Marxists bent on disarming the people protected by the constitution and then nullifying the constitution. That makes this dispute a political and spiritual dispute.
It is spiritual because Marxists always seek to replace our freedom to worship God with an obligation to worship demon possessed human leaders posing as gods. This all make Satan happy because he wants human worship.
There is an informative nook, "How to Lie With Statistics," that everyone should read. It is available on Amazon and sells for $8.99. Well worth the money. It will open your eyes.
Ok, then all is well? Do you have ideas or examples that would lessen gun violence in the US? Or is it not really a problem? If it’s true that gun deaths are #1 mortality for children in US, should we address this? I realize that the bigger problem is hand guns, including in child mortality data. More police? I’d go for that if they’d invest in more training. I’d love to see an up to date compilation of measures on the table, short and long term, suggested to address the problem (s).
Got back from EU, people were cracking remarks often about the guns & "mass shootings" in the states. The amount of Trumptards in the EU was also a surprise, he hooked, lined and sinkered a whole lot of them. Many EU citizens think people in the states are "free" and have relative "freedom". Tried to explain that people in the states are just indoctrinated fat fucking matrix people, for the last 2 to 4 generations. The US idea, gov, and people are just a big lie like seemingly everything, everywhere.
People experiencing most freedom on the N. American continent are some of the people that live in Mexico, perhaps some in far north Alaska / Canada bush.
Love your analyses on this topic . . . because there is nothing but lies across the whole spectrum of media.
Excellent work. Keep it up!
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