Do you remember the TV show Kids Say The Darndest Things? In that show, you’d see snippets of conversations with small kids who would come up with the craziest (and, often, very funny) things that they would just blurt out. It was pretty entertaining at times.
I can’t say that I find the Biden administration very funny or the least bit entertaining, but the nonsense that gets spewed by their Press Secretary (the current one or the previous one) could be the fodder for several seasons of Biden Administration Press Secretaries Say The Darndest Things.
Okay, so, it doesn’t exactly roll off of the tongue, but you get my point. And if the mainstream legacy media were the least bit honest about guns, they would fact check the administration on these things.
But I’m not holding my breath waiting to see that happen.
Still, the mainstream legacy media does (usually unintentionally) occasionally “fact check” the folks on their side of the political spectrum, and in today’s story, you’ll hear how they did that about the nonsense that the Biden administration has been saying about gun violence. And the whoppers are big indeed. Chris Enloe writes,
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed Monday there have been more than 200 mass shootings in the United States this year alone.
Not only did Jean-Pierre claim there has been more than one mass shooting per day, but she blamed Republicans for gun violence.
“Today is Monday, May 8. That mean it is the 128th day of 2023. And yesterday, according to leading accounts, we witnessed the 201st mass shooting in this country this year,” she claimed.
That’s quite a claim. But whats the truth? Stefanie Dazio and Larry Fenn write,
Over the first four months and six days of this year, 115 people have died in 22 mass killings — an average of one mass killing a week. That includes the bloodshed Saturday at a Dallas-area mall where eight people were fatally shot.
Every death is tragic. Still, nuance is necessary, because the White House is using the most recent atrocity to advance its agenda on firearms.
For example, the AP explained that the perpetrator in some of those 22 incidents used weapons other than firearms, and the contexts of the mass atrocities are different, “from family and neighborhood disputes to school and workplace shootings to explosions of gunfire in public spaces,” the AP reported. Even murder-suicides compose a fraction of the numbers.
I understand wanting to reduce gun violence and violence and murder rates overall, but what the Biden administration is doing is attempting to make law–abiding citizens helpless before criminals and the government. Simply put, gun control isn’t the way to save lives. It just makes good people defenseless.
The Biden administration’s lying about gun violence numbers is evil because it’s deceptive, and it’s evil because they are trying to use those false numbers to push an evil agenda to make people helpless.
The American people deserve better than that.