After a bloody weekend of gang violence in Philadelphia and other Democratic cities around the country, leftist media activists are using the carnage as a way to push for new gun control legislation in Washington D.C.
As a way to bolster their narrative, media figures are classifying typical street violence as mass shootings, implying they happened in a targeted fashion at a school or place of worship.
A mass shooting in Philadelphia left at least three people dead and no less than 11 wounded, police said, in the latest case of gun violence in the United States https://t.co/XkPtWp0VuD pic.twitter.com/ur9zS2ZgnP
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 6, 2022
So what exactly is a “mass shooting?” As the University of Pennsylvania and others point out, the definition is arbitrary.
In the United States, there are several different, but common, definitions of mass shootings. The Congressional Research Service defines mass shootings, as multiple, firearm, homicide incidents, involving 4 or more victims at one or more locations close to one another. The FBI definition is essentially the same. Often there is a distinction made between private and public mass shootings (e.g., a school, place of worship, or a business establishment). Mass shootings undertaken by foreign terrorists are not included, no matter how many people die or where the shooting occurs.
At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in mass shootings over the weekend across the U.S. in:
— Chattanooga, Tennessee
— Chester, Virginia
— Summerton, South Carolina https://t.co/El4TPj56la
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 6, 2022
[Warning: tweet contains explicit language.]
So this "mass shooting" was actually the beginnings of a fucking riot that got hot with gunfire.
This is supposed to get me to give up my guns?
Are Democrats INSANE? https://t.co/kjj0IiTy13
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 6, 2022
There’s a difference between a mass shooting & a shootout between ops. The difference matters b/c one is some crazy weirdo sh*t the other is a socioeconomic issue that makes up the overwhelming majority of gun homicides & if addressed would cause gun violence numbers to plummet
— Colion Noir (@MrColionNoir) June 5, 2022
(Read more from “Media Now Dishonestly Classifying Gang Violence as ‘Mass Shootings'” HERE)
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