Barack Obama is using outdated data to push background checks on gun sales
Barack Obama has been running around the country siting a statistic about 40% of the guns bought in the United States were purchased without a background check; he is doing this in an attempt to gain support for background checks, here is a sample of what Barack Obama has been saying:
Why wouldn’t we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? Why wouldn’t we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases to take place without a background check? Why wouldn’t we do that?
There is just one small problem with the 40% number that he is touting, it is based on a 20 year old survey in which only 251 people answered the portion about guns.
This is not the first time the Obama regime has used an erroneous number to push for more gun control so it is not surprising to see him doing it again. You may remember when the Obama regime was gearing up for their first attempt at gun control that Hillary ran around the country proclaiming that 90% of the weapons recovered at crime scenes on the Mexican border were sold by American gun shops. This was a blatant lie so the Obama regime implemented Operation Fast and Furious in the hope of making that number a reality, and this of course ended with the deaths of Jamie Zapata, Brian Terry, and hundreds of Mexican nationals.
The end justifies the means and these two examples show us that the Obama regime is all too willing to lie to the American people, and to do whatever it takes, in order to get what he wants.