Donald Trump Alleged 98% Of Mass Shootings Happen In Gun Free Zones
Type: Misleading StatementsMay 05 2018 Severity: About: Mass Shootings
Donald Trump claimed that 98% of mass shootings happen in "gun free zones," a claim that is impossible to corroborate for the simple fact that there is no agreed upon definition on what constitutes a mass shooting. Another thing muddying Trump's statement is that there's also no agreed upon definition of what a "gun-free zone" is.
Quote | It's impossible to know the actual number because there's no definition of mass shootings.
"Ninety-eight percent of mass public shootings have occurred in places where guns are banned, just so you understand."