FLORIDA FALLOUT: Emotions -NOT FACTS- Driving School Safety Debate
Posted On 28 Feb 2018 /
While the President meets with Congressional leaders to find common ground regarding the nation’s efforts to promote school safety, the mainstream media is totally ignoring the fact that just 2% of homicides committed across the country involve rifles of any kind.
“You have a push now for the AR-15 to be banned, you have members of Congress on the Democrat side who are talking about this, you have Trump hearing from shooting victims. This conversation is ongoing but none of the underlying facts have changed,” said Buck Sexton.
“Here’s one thing that people are not willing to say right now… Generally speaking, our schools are actually quite safe compared to what they were back in the 80s and even the 90s. Schools are safer,” he added. “This is an atrocious and gut-wrenching but very rare event.”
“Something that just happens, it’s rare but has a tremendous impact on how people think about an issue or a topic. That’s where we are right now. This is emotions driving the conversation,” Sexton said. “Rifles are used in less than 2% of all homicides involving guns across the country. It’s very rare for a rifle of any kind to be used in an illegal shooting.”