Have there really been 18 school shootings so far in 2018? That’s what a gun control advocacy nonprofit is claiming in the wake of a horrifying school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.
But while even one school shooting is a tragedy, using the false statistic of “18 school shootings” is incredibly misleading.
On today’s show, Stu went through each example cited on the list to debunk the fake stat. The “18” number includes not only a shooting at a high school in Benton, Kentucky earlier this year, but also incidents where one person committed suicide near a school or a gun was unintentionally fired and did not injure anyone.
Watch the full clip (above) to learn why this talking point just isn’t accurate.