Mayors Against Illegal Guns gets supposed list of shootings where guns were allowed all wrong
I have previously noted that there were two multiple victim public shootings that weren’t in gun-free zones. Those were the Gabrielle Giffords shooting and the Carson City, NV IHOP shootings, though I had originally missed the IHOP case because it didn’t meet the four-victim threshold until a wounded victim died later.
In response to my statements, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) has put together a list of their own cases where they claim that more shootings have occurred where guns are allowed. The group’s chairman, John Feinblatt, had a relatively long 255 letter in the Wall Street Journal publicizing this report. What should be very clear to anyone who has worked in this area is that you can’t simply look at a few news stories to determine whether an attack has occurred in a gun-free zone. Indeed, as I have complained many times, the media virtually always refuses to mention whether the attack occurred in a gun-free zone (many of my op-eds have also made this point). For those who follow this blog, it should be fairly clear that others and I do a lot of work in obtaining information about different attacks. This includes calling the businesses or other facilities involved. But many times those organizations are uncooperative and in those cases I have spent a lot of time contacting individuals in the area of the attack and asking them if they can provide pictures or other information on the facilities. Dozens of individuals around the country can attest to me bothering them over the years after these incidents.
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