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Obama Keeps Touting Bogus Gun Control Number

Steven F Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 6:46 PM
That number had no validity either. The CORRECT statement was that 90$ of guns the Mexican government ASKED the ATF to trace originated in the US. They didn't bother asking unless they had reason to believe they originated in the US. In short, the ACTUAL meaning of the statistic is that 10% of the guns the Mexican government THOUGHT come from the US did not. Note: The 40% number came from a SURVEY of gun owners, not from records of sales.

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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