Congressional Study Shows No Mass Public Shooting ‘Epidemic’

epidemic A Congressional Research Services (CRS) study released on July 30 is devoid of evidence to back gun control groups’ claims of an “epidemic” of “mass public shootings.” In fact, counter to claims of “207 mass shootings” in the first 207 days of 2015–a claim CNN’s Fareed Zakaria suggested is “almost literally true“–the CRS study shows an average of “21 mass shootings” annually in the US during the time period of 1999-2013. And of the most televised and widely reported type of attack–a “mass public shooting”–the CRS report found an annual occurrence of “4.4” a year, or less than four and half incidents per year. The CRS study uses a “four victim threshold” and differentiates between “mass shootings” and “mass public shootings” thus: Mass Shooting – which means a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered with firearms—not including the offender(s)—within one event, and in one or more locations

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Domestic Abuser Ray Rice: ‘I’m a Rehabilitated Man’

rice Former Baltimore Ravens running back and domestic abuser Ray Rice spoke sat down with ESPN’s Jemele Hill to discuss his life after the crime and he claimed to be a “rehabilitated man.” The former all-pro running back was caught on camera dragging his unconscious then fiancee, now wife, Janay Rice out of an elevator in February 2014. “I’m a rehabilitated man. I took this year as an injury, like mentally. Mentally I went through a lot. I can understand some people will never forgive my actions but I think that every step that I took going forward right now. Over time I want to be able to rewrite the script to tell my daughter, ‘Daddy made the worst decision of his life, but this is what I did going forward.’” Rice is currently a free agent and looking to get another shot in the NFL after he was released by the Ravens Follow

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Ben Carson on Why Political Experience Is Overrated

benCarson Tuesday on “Charlie Rose,” contributor Al Hunt asked why Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson why he thinks he can be a politician with no experience when he would not want someone to do brain surgery with no experience. Carson said “It requires an enormous amount of knowledge, for instance, to become a neurosurgeon,” and that “is not true of politics.” “If you look at the collective political experience of every body in Congress today it comes out to just under nine thousands years and where has that really gotten us?” he added. “It requires an enormous amount of knowledge, for instance, to become a neurosurgeon. Not the kind of knowledge you can acquire in a year or two years or three years or four years or even five years. That is not true of politics. A lot of people want it to believe that is true, but

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Perry on PP: There Are Other Ways to Get Things Done Than a Shutdown

Screenshot Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry stated that there are more ways to get things done other than a government shutdown during a discussion of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network. “We’ve expanded the healthcare for women in the state of Texas through multiple ways. One of which is we’ve passed the most sweeping tort reform in the nation in 2003 that exploded access to healthcare. If you were a pregnant female along the Rio Grande, you had to leave your county to get that prenatal care, no longer is that the case. We did stop funding for Planned Parenthood. And actually, I, after seeing those videos, I think people, whether they’re pro choice or not, should be offended greatly to what they’re seeing out of those videos. As a matter of fact, I called for the nonprofit status of

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