Do gun contol groups fudge the truth?

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  1. yota5

    yota5 VIP Member

    Feb 28, 2011
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    Do gun control groups fudge the truth? Yes they do. Liberals have a very hard time telling the truth. None of their agenda's can be supported by the truth. So they must resort to very deceptive practices. Read on.

    Have you ever wondered where gun control supporters have been getting their information when they say "studies show" that gun control reduces crime, or that new laws would prevent crime?

    After all, studies conducted by or for the U.S. Congress, the National Institute of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, the Library of Congress and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no evidence that gun control reduces crime in this country or abroad. And surveys of convicted felons (reported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics) undercut two of the restrictions that gun control groups most want to impose; those studies show that only tiny percentages of criminals use "assault weapons" or get guns of any sort from gun shows.

    So again, what`s their evidence? Generally, gun control supporters deliberately avoid statistics collected under the Uniform Crime Reporting program run by the FBI, which uses crime information submitted by state and local governments. And they also avoid studies conducted by anyone other than fellow gun control supporters.

    Instead, they often base their claims on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) traces of firearm sales records. They do this even though BATFE states on its tracing reports that "Not all firearms used in crimes are traced and not all firearms traced are used in crime. . . . The firearms selected [for tracing] don`t constitute a random sample and should not be considered representative of the larger universe of all firearms used by criminals."

    The reason gun control supporters ignore the BATFE`s warning and persist in misusing traces is simple. While conventional crime statistics don`t support its policy objectives, misinterpretation of traces often casts gun control in a more positive light.

    NRA-ILA :: Traces Of Truth
  2. Avatar4321

    Avatar4321 Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member

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    To be fair, we live in a society of liars. Most groups fudge the truth.
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