‘Washington Post’ Blasted for Misleading List of Americans Killed in Mass Murders

Left-wing paper, The Washington Post, posted a list of 1,196 Americans killed in mass shootings since 1966. But the list pales in comparison to the number of Americans lost by other means.

The lefty paper thought it had a big deal with its list of 1,196 names of those killed by mass shooters in the last 54 years.

“Eleven hundred ninety-six,” the Post solemnly tweeted Sunday. “That’s the number of names on this page. People who were doing ordinary things until they were shot to death by killers bent on mass fatalities. In today’s Washington Post, a special 12-page print section lists every mass shooting victim since 1966.”

The paper added another tweet insisting that pace of deaths is increasing.

“The pace of the deadliest public mass shootings has accelerated significantly in recent years,” the Post added. “The 423 people represented here died between the Sandy Hook massacre and last weekend’s attack in Dayton, Ohio. They accounted for more than a third of the 1,196 killed since 1966.”

“This is a moment to reflect on the horrific human toll of mass shootings in our country and to remember the individuals whose lives were cut short,” said Post Executive Editor Marty Baron.

The paper thought it was really sticking it to gun supporters with the posting. However, it wasn’t long before people with real, relevant facts and figures began undermining the paper’s “points,” such as they are.

It is absolutely true that any lost life is a tragedy, but the problem with the Post’s statistics is that they pale in the face of facts.

As the Daily Wire, reported:

Many gun rights advocates stressed that while any death is tragic, particularly preventable ones, the total number of deaths from mass shootings has been relatively small compared to other national issues, including the opioid crisis and gang violence. As noted by The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti, opioid-related deaths reached nearly 50,000 in 2017 alone. Gun-related homicides in Chicago, largely the result of gang violence, came up in several responses, the city averaging over 600 homicides a year in recent years.

“Mass shootings are horrible, but your chances of being killed in one are about the same as being struck by lightning [49 per year],” wrote one gun control advocate. “Chicago has the same number of people killed about every two years. The USA is a massive country, 327 million people. This isn’t to under[mine] the severity of mass shootings, they are horrible and we all want to put a stop to them. However, putting a list of names of people killed over a 65 year period is pure sensationalism and an attempt to exaggerate the problem.”

Then there was Chicago:

“So far, 1636 people have been shot in Chicago this year. How many of those names have appeared in the Post?” wrote The Daily Caller’s Derek Hunter (h/t Twitchy). “If they don’t help the liberal agenda they don’t exist.”

Then there are the babies that liberals have aborted since 1973… that amounts to 60 million abortions.

SIXTY MILLION dead babies!

In any case, the paper’s list was a total fail for the anti-gun set.

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