Cory Booker Says Thousands Killed By Guns Daily in US, Walks It Back…Twice

Cory Booker Says Thousands Killed By Guns Daily in US, Walks It Back…Twice

 

This is a gun control argument. Facts have no place here.

This is a gun control argument. Facts have no place here.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker went on national television to promote curbing your right to bear arms and spewed complete falsehoods about the number of gun deaths a day in America.

Via PJ Tatler:

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who’s running for Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-N.J.) seat next year, fumbled gun-violence stats in a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week.

“Shame on us, because the tragedies haven’t stopped,” Booker said of a new CBS poll that shows support for new gun-control legislation at just 47 percent, down 10 points from December.

There are still thousands of Americans that are being murdered every single day. We had an innocent man in my city injured by a handgun that didn’t come from our — the handguns in my city are not coming from within our state. And so this is very problematic. When you have the majority of the people, 90 percent Americans, 80 percent of gun owners agree on sensible gun reforms that would stop the carnage,” the mayor continued.

Thousands?

Even if it were one thousand, that’s still more than 10 times the actual number of gun deaths per year in the US, and that includes suicides.

How does a person make that mistake?

I’m guessing it’s because Democrats are not used to defending a position by using facts. It’s strange and unusual to them, so they mess it up.

But don’t worry, Booker corrected himself on Twitter:

Hundreds? Really?

Thirty people a day ore killed daily by gun violence.

Finally. A semblance of a fact.

At least he went on Twitter and corrected himself, because that will be seen by just as many people as his misinformation on ABC’s This Week.

Hat Tip: Instapundit

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/NormSauceman Norm Sauceman

    Booker could not get a fact even if it slapped him right on his face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.middleton.77 Sharon Middleton

    Democratic motto: Never let facts get in the way of good rhetoric

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Ruggles/100001294237614 Peter Ruggles

      And—’never let a crisis go to waste (even if you have to make it up).’

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.d.crane Eric Douglas Crane

    Also remember that the statistics count cops shooting people too.

  • brianguy

    thousands… hundreds… 30. same thing. most in the inner city by criminals and wannabes, and not by white (or asian, hispanic, or black) LEGAL gun owners.