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10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down

Original story at Mother Jones• 3 mentions • 1 year ago

Mother Jones 1 year ago

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By cutting off federal funding for research and stymieing data collection and sharing, the National Rifle Association has tried to do to the study of gun violence what climate deniers have done to the science of global warming. No wonder: When it comes to hard numbers, some of the gun lobby's favorite arguments are full of holes.Myth #1: They're coming for your guns.Fact-check: No one knows the exact number of guns in America, but it's clear there's no practical way to round them all up (never mind that no one in Washington
 
 
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01 Feb
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RT @MotherJones: 43% of homes with guns and kids have at least one unlocked firearm. http://t.co/PmBnKjwY 
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RT @JoshHarkinson: Not to be missed: @daudig blows away 10 of @NRA's favorite pro-gun myths: http://t.co/pB9I22UE
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