By Steve Sanetti, republished from The National Shooting Sports Foundation:
Last year, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut was “awarded” the highest number of “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column for comments about gun violence in America. Murphy claimed that “Since Sandy Hook, there has been a school shooting, on average, every week,” and Fact Checker ranked the statements . .
“as one of the biggest Pinocchios of 2015,” giving him 4 out of 4 long noses. The article noted, “The number came from Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun violence prevention group. But its methodology was deeply flawed, including suicides, accidental discharges and so forth.”
The fact-challenged senator continues to manipulate and conflate figures to suit his gun-control agenda. Last week on the Senate floor he said there was an “epidemic of young children being killed accidently by guns” and then goes on to discuss the “somewhere between 2,000 to 3,000 children and teens who die from guns in the United States,” conveniently moving from accidental fatalities to intentional misuses of firearms such as homicides and suicides, and from young children to the inclusion of teenagers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were …Read the Rest
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