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Obama Keeps Touting Bogus Gun Control Number

BillinillIL Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 9:13 AM
Straight from the play book. If you tell a lie often enough and loud enough it becomes the truth.

For months we've heard President Obama and his fellow gun control zealots using the line, "40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check." We've heard anti-gunners make this claim under oath in congressional testimony and on primetime television. The problem? The 40 percent figure is an old and bogus statistic that was debunked a long time ago.

In January, the Washington Post fact checker gave Obama two pinocchios for using the figure.

Rather than being 30 to 40 percent (the original estimate of the range) or “up to 40 percent” (Obama’s words), gun purchases...

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