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Friday, June 29, 2018

Fake News: Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Spreads Hoax Stats on U.S. Mass Shootings

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2018, 04:14 PM

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Candidate for U.S. Congress (D-NY), reacted to the lives lost in Annapolis by claiming the attack marked the 195th mass shooting this year.

She shocked the nation with a primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY-14) on June 26, and is now spreading stats on mass shootings that are exponentially higher than actual shooting figures support.

"Horrifying," Ocasio-Cortez tweets: "This is our nation's 195th mass shooting -- this year."

"So Ocasio-Cortez is claiming 195 mass shooting in the first six months of this year, and if the same kind of math applies to the next six months, that will mean a claim of 390 mass shootings for the year," Hawkins observes.

"The left made similar claims in 2015, suggesting 355 mass shootings for the year," Hawkins writes.

That figure is "so far removed from reality that Mother Jones editor Mark Follman stepped in to correct the record. . . ."

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