People Magazine False “Fact” in Shannon Watts Puff Piece for Gun Control

People Magazine False “Fact” in Shannon Watts Puff Piece for Gun Control

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Shannon Watts U.S.A. –( Ammoland.com )- In a puff piece with much emotion and very little fact, the author of the People article, Michelle Tauber, promotes public relations expert Shannon Watts as just a “stay at home mom” who saw something that needed doing. The article in People.com has almost nothing of substance in it. It ignores the funding of the organization by anti-gun zealot Michael Bloomberg. It ignores the law. It ignores the Constitution. It ignores just about all facts involving firearms. Here is one of the very few “facts” put forward in the puff piece: As for the idea that reducing gun violence, which disproportionately affects Americans — the United States is home to 82% of gun deaths worldwide — is too difficult and complex to tackle, Watts says she “can’t fathom” the idea of giving up. The number put forward, that the United States is home to 82% of “gun deaths” worldwide, is false, by any reasonable measure. Counting all deaths which have any link to firearms in the United States, there were 39,000 “gun deaths” in the United States in 2016. One source puts the worldwide total number of “gun deaths” at 251,000 for 2016 . The United States has less than 16% of the total, not 82%. “Gun deaths” is a propaganda term; an Orwellian way of linking all deaths that are related to guns, even though the causes are completely different and unrelated. Suicide mechanisms and causes are very different from homicide causes, […]

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