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Obama Keeps Touting Bogus Gun Control Number

Joesolis Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 10:46 AM
You must not live in California where it takes at least a half-hour to complete all the paperwork required to purchase a gun, plus the 10-day wait before picking it up.

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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