Just the facts, man
POSTED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:34am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:10pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — High level Democrats have the full-court press on.
They see the overall public's interest about gun control is starting to wane.
So, here are some of all the outlandish so-called and “facts” and figures.
The President is out saying 40 percent of all guns bought have no background checks.
He keeps repeating that over and over.
The Washington Post, certainly a house organ for this administration, by pure accident, started practicing journalism and looked into the President’s claims.
Come to find out, knock me over, the president is not telling the truth.
Look again. This comes from the Washington Post.
The numbers are about two decades old, yet he acts as if they are fresh, and he refers to "purchases" or "sales" when in fact, the original report concerned "gun acquisitions" and "transactions." These figures comes from a 1997 Institute of Justice Report.
The post goes on to investigate. They report, we found that the survey sample was just 251 people. (The survey was done by telephone, using a random-digit-dial method, with a response rate of 50 percent.) With this sample size, the 95 percent confidence interval will be plus or minus six percentage points.
Moreover, when asked whether the respondent bought from a licensed firearms dealer, the possible answers included "probably was/think so" and "probably not," leaving open the possibility the purchaser was mistaken. (The "probably not" answers were counted as "no.")
The poll was a mess. The President reports it as 100 percent fact.
Believe what you will about the gun debate. That is your right.
Just make sure you have the facts, which are pretty hard to come by now a days.
That's my point of view, what's yours?