During his March 28 2013 comments on “gun violence,” President Obama once again claimed that 40% of gun purchases take place without a background check.
The claim is meant to apply to new gun sales and is patently false, as Breitbart News demonstrated when Obama first used the 40% figure during a speech on Jan. 16 2013. As Breitbart News explained then, many gun grabbers get the “40%” figure from a 2011 study by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, titled: “Point, Click, Fire: An Investigation Into Illegal Online Gun Sales.” http://tiny.cc/5laouw
The study claims “40% of guns are sold through private sellers.” It also claims that “the sales–which take place in many venues, including gun shows, and, increasingly, on the internet…fuel the black market for illegal guns.”
This is simply false, and it is as misleading as it is untrue.
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