Isn't that just special?
I'm sure they'll issue another apology and vet their list yet again. What this shows is the level of incompetence in even this organization filled w/ professional PR people hired by Bloomie to push his agenda. As Sebastian TBFKASIH has noted, we expect these kind of amateurish mistakes from groups like the VPC, CSGV and now the Brady Campaign but it's surprising to see from MAIG.
Update: The 'apologies' and counter-attacks begin.
Rather than debating whether some of the 6,210 people who’ve been killed since Newtown deserved to be shot, we are focused on the actual issue: 33 people are murdered in America every single day with a gun. Our focus is on educating the public about the toll of gun violence and the need for common-sense laws to combat it. The people who are protecting criminals are people like Kelly Ayotte, who are making it easier for felons and the dangerously mentally ill to get guns by blocking background checks for all gun sales.Translation: Don't you dare make us adhere to anything resembling the truth or facts and listen to our emotional rhetoric you uncaring monsters.
See? It's OUR fault they're incompetent and didn't vet their list BEFORE reading it in a public venue.
Update II: It keeps getting better:
The review of 617 killings found that 50 were suspects in crimes ranging from assault to murder, not the type of violence Bloomberg’s group suggests in its “No More Names” campaign to draw attention to the estimated 6,000 gun death “tragedies” since the mid-December Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Conn....
A separate analysis looked at 13 gun deaths in Montana listed on the Slate list used by Bloomberg’s group. It found that more than half were the result of police shootings or suicide.Again though, the facts don't matter, only the emotion.