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Obama pushes 18 school shootings in 2018 narrative during speech. Here are the real stats. by Sarah Taylor

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Former President Barack Obama echoed a false anti-gun narrative during a recent speech.

The claim, which circulated following the Parkland, Florida, shooting, was that the U.S. had seen 18 school shootings since the beginning of 2018. It has been debunked several times.

What are the details?

The Washington Examiner reported that Obama pushed the narrative during his keynote speech at the CRT 2018 health conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday…

So what are the real details?

Fact-checking website Snopes reported that there have been seven “firearm attacks” that occurred during regular school hours in 2018, and five of those seven incidents resulted in injuries or death…

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