Fact of the Day: Mass Shootings More Common in Europe Than the U.S.
The lazy assumption that America suffers a uniquely high mass shooting rate is the foundation upon which 2nd Amendment restrictionists must rely.
After all, if allegedly more "enlightened" nations like France or Norway that effectively prohibit so-called "assault weapons" (a meaningless slur, but that's another subject entirely) suffer a mass shooting rate as high or higher than the U.S., then their rationale for restricting law-abiding citizens' right to keep and bear arms collapses.
Unfortunately for them, as illustrated by crimeresearch.org, that's precisely what the real-world facts show. France, Norway and other European nations actually suffer higher mass shooting rates than the U.S. In fact, out of 18 European and North American nations measured, the U.S. mass shooting rate…[more]
Among the most grating myths in contemporary discourse is the persistent claim that Republicans and conservatives have drifted further and further toward extremist depths in recent years.
The reality is today's conservatives advocate policies that wouldn't have seemed foreign to Ronald Reagan or Barry Goldwater. In contrast, Democrats and liberals - pardon, "liberal" is now "progressive," just as "global warming" became "climate change" due to marketing headwinds - have adopted extremist positions rejected even recently by Barack Obama…
"After a more than two-year investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, House Republicans are set to release a lengthy report Tuesday recounting the events that led to the deaths of four American diplomats. ... The report highlights the military's failure to carry out Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's order to deploy forces to Benghazi and the lengthy delay that prevented the military…[more]
—Andrea Mitchell, Alex Moe and Abigail Williams, NBC News
— Andrea Mitchell, Alex Moe and Abigail Williams, NBC News