Fact: the 40% number bantered about by the President is just plain wrong

Take a look at this article from the Washington Post fact checker. The President claims that 40% of all gun purchases don’t include a background check. Well, it appears he’s wrong about that. It appears that the numbers are more complicated and less certain than the President claims. But since our public, by and large, don’t think deeply at all, he can use a wrong figure to make his point and people will take it as fact.

It’s sad, really.



Bill English

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