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Obama Keeps Touting Bogus Gun Control Number

Dan369 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 12:44 PM
He's been in office for over 4 years, and you still act surprised when he gets up in front of people and lies. You should be used to it by now! I'd be more shocked if he told 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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