Another fake school shooting by Everytown. Gang-related drive by is now a mass shooting? http://t.co/Wrnwb2I2LT
â Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) June 11, 2014
Michael Bloomberg’s astroturf organisation, Everytown, Â set up to counter the 5 million member NRA has been busted telling whopper sized lies about school shootings. The anti-gun group created a list of 74 supposed school shootings in the last 18 months and pimped it to a compliant media who spread the message. The problem is,Â only 15Â are actually are what most people would call âschool shootingsâ. The rest are a collection of suicides, gang activity or domestic incidents.
After the failure of his Mayors Against Illegal Guns group to sway public opinion in favor of more gun control, Michael Bloomberg announcedÂ earlier this yearÂ that he would be funneling at least $50 million to a new, âgrassrootsâ organization now calledÂ Everytown For Gun SafetyÂ with the hope of âoutmusclingâ that scourge of civilized society, the National Rifle Association, and their ill-begotten political influence (because of, you know, their five million official members and millions more sympathizers). In what is only EverytownâsÂ latestdisplay of choosing deliberate exaggerations, lies, and scare tactics over honest conversation, the group recently updatedÂ their running listÂ claiming that there have now been at least 74 school shootings just since the massacre at Newtown in December of 2012, which a HuffPo editor then helpfully mapped out:
â Mark Gongloff (@markgongloff) June 10, 2014