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As with any gun-related tragedy in America, the liberal left is doing their damnedest to exploit the victims in order to push their narrow-minded narrative.

Atrocities such as the Florida school shooting rampage carried out by troubled teen Nikolas Cruz last week, are the democrats’ bread and butter when it comes to the Second Amendment.  The sheer level of shameless rhetoric being employed by the political left has been shocking to watch.

The left have already taken a story about a mentally ill teen, whose sickness was caused the deaths of 17 of his former classmates, and turned it into a discussion about gun rights.  This is in the face of an abundance of evidence showing that Cruz would have killed with or without a firearm, given his reduced capacity for healthy thought.

One of the left’s favorite ad nauseam weapons has been a claim circulating on social media that there have been 18 school shootings already in 2018 – a number that would be truly shocking…if it were even close to true.

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“In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, which claimed 17 and shocked the nation, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown group tweeted, ‘This is the 18th school shooting in the U.S. in 2018,’ a figure that was parroted and elaborated upon by news outlets both in the U.S. and overseas, and spoken on the floor of the Senate by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

“However, as pointed out by fact checkers from Politico, who graded the claim as ‘mostly false‘ there are ‘some major caveats to that figure.’

“The figure included two suicides — one at a building that hadn’t been used as a school in months — as well as nine instances that involved no deaths or injuries, and three that were unintentional. In one unusual incident, a curious third-grader managed to work his finger into the holster of a school resource officer and pull the trigger of his duty weapon.

“David Mastio, deputy editorial page editor of USA Today, as well as a team of writers for the Washington Post, came to similar conclusions, calling the 18 shootings figure ‘flat wrong.’”

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And people still wonder why the liberal mainstream media cannot be trusted.

Until Americans on the left wake up and understand the true nature of these tragedies as derangements and not the inevitable climax of being a gun owner, we shall never solve the issue.  Furthermore, the hellacious hoaxing of the social media age, as exampled above, means that we must call into question nearly every “fact” that our Facebook newsfeed spits at us.

 

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