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Mother Jones Simply Lying To Further Their Political Agenda

Home - by - December 20, 2012 - 10:30 America/New_York - 11 Comments

Even dirtbag, wool-hatted, vegans deserve better than this rag.

Ann Coulter-

In a nonsense “study” going around the Internet right now, Mother Jones magazine claims to have produced its own study of all public shootings in the last 30 years and concludes: “In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun.”

This will come as a shock to people who know something about the subject.

The magazine reaches its conclusion by simply excluding all cases where an armed civilian stopped the shooter: They looked only at public shootings where four or more people were killed, i.e., the ones where the shooter wasn’t stopped.

If we care about reducing the number of people killed in mass shootings, shouldn’t we pay particular attention to the cases where the aspiring mass murderer was prevented from getting off more than a couple rounds?

It would be like testing the effectiveness of weed killers, but refusing to consider any cases where the weeds died.

In addition to the Portland mall case, here are a few more examples excluded by the Mother Jones’ methodology:

– Mayan Palace Theater, San Antonio, Texas, this week: Jesus Manuel Garcia shoots at a movie theater, a police car and bystanders from the nearby China Garden restaurant; as he enters the movie theater, guns blazing, an armed off-duty cop shoots Garcia four times, stopping the attack. Total dead: Zero.

– Winnemucca, Nev., 2008: Ernesto Villagomez opens fire in a crowded restaurant; concealed carry permit-holder shoots him dead. Total dead: Two. (I’m excluding the shooters’ deaths in these examples.)

– Appalachian School of Law, 2002: Crazed immigrant shoots the dean and a professor, then begins shooting students; as he goes for more ammunition, two armed students point their guns at him, allowing a third to tackle him. Total dead: Three.

– Santee, Calif., 2001: Student begins shooting his classmates — as well as the “trained campus supervisor”; an off-duty cop who happened to be bringing his daughter to school that day points his gun at the shooter, holding him until more police arrive. Total dead: Two.

– Pearl High School, Mississippi, 1997: After shooting several people at his high school, student heads for the junior high school; assistant principal Joel Myrick retrieves a .45 pistol from his car and points it at the gunman’s head, ending the murder spree. Total dead: Two.

– Edinboro, Pa., 1998: A student shoots up a junior high school dance being held at a restaurant; restaurant owner pulls out his shotgun and stops the gunman. Total dead: One.



  1. CrustyB

    December 20th, 2012

    So the moral of the story is, if you’re in a position to stop a mass murderer, wait until he kills at least four people before putting him down so the incident will show up on Mother Jones’ radar.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 20th, 2012

    Not to mention the over 2 million crimes averted every year by the mere brandishment of a firearm.

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  3. Unneutral

    December 20th, 2012

    Those pesky facts do tend to upset their political agenda.

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 20th, 2012

    What is the point of Mother Jones’ study? As I mentioned in another post, John Lott stated that since 1950, with one exception, all shooting mass murders have occurred where guns are banned. This includes Europe. So their study seems to verify ‘More guns, less crime’.

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  5. old_oaks

    December 20th, 2012

    Strong mother (+1) who also reads Mother Jones (-1) doesn’t screw around finding her deranged child help (+1) writes article highlighting the issue of mental illness (+1) never mentions gun control as a solution (+1)


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  6. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 20th, 2012

    Mother Effin Jones?

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  7. grayscape

    December 20th, 2012

    Mother Jones concludes that stopped clocks are right 100% of the time….by observing said clocks twice a day at the same time.

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 20th, 2012

    @grayscape — It’s hit high! It’s hit DEEP! It’s OUTTA HERE!

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  9. Gracie

    December 20th, 2012

    Thank you so much for posting this, BFH. I’ve gotten the mother jones article from a liberal friend who reads that site as absolute truth. It’s sickening! I’m sending her this post!

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  10. Whom

    December 20th, 2012

    What?! Libtards lie to further their own sick, twisted, perverted agenda(s)? I’m shocked I tell you, shocked!

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  11. RANDO

    December 20th, 2012

    What Maudie said. If someone HAD been packing at those incidents, there would have likely been a different outcome.

    Mother Jones. Pfffft.

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