Like all gun grabbers, Barack Obama loves mass shootings because it gives him the opportunity to push gun control.
But after the shooting in Parkland, Florida Obama pushed it too far.
He was caught telling a massive lie that immediately blew up in his face.
One of the gun grabbers go-to talking points is the claim that there have been 18 school shootings this year.
Obama repeated it in remarks in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“If you ask me the thing that broke my heart, particularly when now I see there have been, and I’ve gotta update this, […] 18 shootings in schools this year… this year!” Obama told the audience. “And for the medical community, you see the statistics. The leading causes of death among young people in this country have all but, [car] traffic starts going down and stabilizing, gun-inflicted fatalities where you combine suicide and gun violence, it just keeps rising.”
During his keynote address at the interventional cardiology conference, also known as CRT 2018, at the DAR Constitutional Hall (less than a block away from the White House), Obama recalled that the political fallout of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., remains the most frustrating and worst parts of his presidency.”
This is fake news.
And it has been debunked repeatedly.
“The claim of 18 school shootings this year was widely pushed in the immediate aftermath of the February 14 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. However, it was quickly proven false by Breitbart News, the Washington Post, and others.
On February 14, the day of the attack, Breitbart News reported that the source for the claim of 18 shootings was Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety. Moreover, Breitbart News showed that one of the alleged 18 incidents did not even occur in a school, another was a suicide in which the victim targeted himself only, and eight more were incidents in which there were no injuries or fatalities.
The next day, the Washington Post responded to the claim of 18 school shootings as well, describing the claim as “horrifying but … wrong.” The Post demonstrated that Everytown had taken a wide conglomeration of events–suicides, accidental discharges, fights at college parties, etc.–and put them all together under the moniker of school shootings.”
Obama gave a closed door speech where he complained about how Americans no longer had shared facts.
What he really meant was Americans didn’t share his version of the facts.
Repeating a lie that has been repeatedly – and prominently – debunked proves he has no interest in the truth.