Blaming Guns

Jun 15, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was quick to blame guns for the attempted assassination of Representative Steve Scalise. “There are too many guns on the street…we worry about this every day for all of our citizens,” said McAuliffe. He went on to say, “we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.” If this were true, the population in America would be gone in four days. The governor corrected his claim to say that “we lose 93 Americans a day to gun violence.” But even this number is suspect. It includes firearm-related suicides. McAuliffe’s number more than doubles the number of people who are actually murdered with a firearm. McAuliffe is thought to be a possible presidential contender in 2020.