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Gun Control Supporters Admit Lying About Background Checks For 20+ Years

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By Bob Owens
Bearing Arms
January 3, 2017

Gun control fanatics have been lying about the percentage of firearms purchased without a background check since Bill Clinton was the President as an excuse to call for so-called “universal” background checks.

After 22 years, they’re finally admitting that their statistically-invalid and event-limited figure—using information prior to the creation of the National InstaCheck System (NICS) implemented by all gun dealers nationwide in 1998—was dishonest all along.

Instead of the old lie, they’re pushing a new probable falsehood.

The share of Americans who obtained a gun without first undergoing a background check is dramatically lower than previous estimates, researchers at Harvard and Northeastern universities have determined. The finding reshapes one of the most prominent assumptions of the US gun control debate.

Just 22% of current gun owners who acquired a firearm within the past two years did so without a background check, according to a new national survey by public health researchers at Harvard and Northeastern universities shared in advance with the Trace and the Guardian.

For years, politicians and researchers have estimated that as many as 40% of gun transfers are conducted without a background check – a statistic based on an extrapolation from a 1994 survey. Gun rights activists had decried that estimate as outdated and inaccurate.

The new survey, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that the current proportion of gun sales conducted without a background check is about half of the figure cited by prominent Democratic gun control advocates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

It also found that gun owners in states that require background checks on all private gun sales were much less likely to report acquiring a gun without a background check than those in states with no universal background check law – a potential indication that efforts to boost screenings at the local level are succeeding, even in the absence of federal legislation.

The data supporting their claim that 22% of gun purchases occur without background checks is self-reported. Any reasonable person would therefore be skeptical that a new lie is merely replacing an old one.

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  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.


    January 8, 2017 at 13:01

  2. […] In conclusion, I will as usual state, that people, must demand, Constitutional Carry & Stand Your Ground, to be unified as one law, and made the Law-of-the-Land. If outside nations such as the United Nations attempting to sabotage the Bill of Rights, then I say, a second amendment-type of policy must be undertaken in those nations, and the citizenry, made aware of the corruption against them. Right of Self Defence, as best as one sees possible https://leatherneckblogger.com/2017/01/08/gun-control-supporters-admit-lying-about-background-checks… […]

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