Trump Pushes NRA Myth: ‘Gun Free Zones Are Proven Targets Of Killers’

President Donald Trump pushed the NRA myth, again, that gun free zones are targeted by shooters:

Mother Jones debunked the fallacy in 2013:

Among the 62 mass shootings over the last 30 years that we studied, not a single case includes evidence that the killer chose to target a place because it banned guns. To the contrary, in many of the cases there was clearly another motive for the choice of location. For example, 20 were workplace shootings, most of which involved perpetrators who felt wronged by employers and colleagues…

Or consider the 12 school shootings we documented, in which all but one of the killers had personal ties to the school they struck. FBI investigators learned from one witness, for example, that the mass shooter in Newtown had long been fixated on Sandy Hook Elementary School, which he’d once attended.

(Sources: Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Mother Jones, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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