Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

Insight creates conversation to build community, exploring issues and events that connect people in our region. Insight covers breaking news and big ideas, music, arts & culture with responsible journalism, civil discussion and diverse voices.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
on News Station

 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

PolitiFact: Debunking Las Vegas Shooting Hoaxes

Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/AP

A young woman hides inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/AP

Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, news outlets, TV personalities, online bloggers and social media players have all made varying claims about gun policies and statistics in America.

Misinformation has been spread and clarification is needed on semi-automatic vs. automatic weapons, how we define mass shootings, and many other terms regularly addressed in the conversations surrounding guns.

PolitiFact National Editor Angie Holan explains which claims the team has explored and separates fact from fiction.

Sign up for ReCap

and never miss the top stories

Delivered to your inbox every Wednesday.

Check out a sample ReCap newsletter.