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April 1, 2013 - 7:17 am

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who’s running for Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-N.J.) seat next year, fumbled gun-violence stats in a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week.

“Shame on us, because the tragedies haven’t stopped,” Booker said of a new CBS poll that shows support for new gun-control legislation at just 47 percent, down 10 points from December.

“There are still thousands of Americans that are being murdered every single day. We had an innocent man in my city injured by a handgun that didn’t come from our — the handguns in my city are not coming from within our state. And so this is very problematic. When you have the majority of the people, 90 percent Americans, 80 percent of gun owners agree on sensible gun reforms that would stop the carnage,” the mayor continued.

“I’m talking background checks. I’m talking punishments against straw purchases. We’re talking about secondary markets and making sure — imagine TSA saying, we’re not going to check 40 percent of the people that board our planes. That’s what we’re doing right now. A terrorist in our country can go to do — can’t get on a plane to go there, but could go to certain areas of our country and buy truckloads full of weapons,” he said. “Americans are in agreement on this. And the tragedies continue now.”

Soon after, Booker tweeted:

Then…

 

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Pathetic because he would rush to enact legislation based on thinking there are thousands of daily deaths, and is all upset that people take the time to study and think about an issue before passing laws.

His quotes are almost incoherent---support for new enactments down to 47% but he still talks about support of 90%.. which is it? Oh, wait, that might involve thinking, wouldn't want to distract anyone with THAT silly old thing.

Just another lib who thinks he's smarter than everyone else and therefore should get to run everyone else's lives.
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Thgis is not accidental. This is not stupidity. This is calculated deception. It is Goebbels' Big Lie. If they repeat it often enough, and the Party Press (AKA the MSM) WILL report it as fact, enough people will believe it.

This is an orchestrated conspiracy to extinguish the Bill of Rights.
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At least he was man enough to publically admit he got it wrong, in that respect he is better than obama, who never admits to anything, just blames others or evades the question. But it is very disturbing that people who have no idea what they are talking about insist they have the right to tell us what kind of guns we can buy, or how we buy them.
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No serious person takes anything spouted on the Sunday shows as factual or real. I know we must fight their lies, but whoever is watching the Sunday shows will not be influenced by logic or facts.
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I was just watching a video on Frontpage Mag that shows how Obama (and all the other pols) are lying about the numbers. 1990's studies, only 241 people, didn't separate out suicides, and the study only covered 1 year during the 94 assault weapons ban.
The guy tore apart all the numbers they are throwing around now. He is the video right after the economists talk, Steve ?
1 year ago
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So ...
We have encouragement of useless, feel-good legislation against law-abiding gun owners accompanied by all kinds of hollering about the deaths (NOT as a result of law-abiding gun owners). Then we see a big push for liberalization of drug laws with no mention at all that drug deaths, as a result of normalizing getting high, now exceed deaths from auto accidents and vastly exceed deaths by firearm. Of particular note for the contradiction is Colorado and its recent legislation.

To those who care: The point here is not to razz dopers, but to point out the giant contradiction.
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marijuana is the only drug on the table for being decriminalised... and, so far, there has not been one death attributed directly to the use of this substance. Nor is it addicting. Most of the non-violent drug offenders are in the clinck for marijuana violations. They should not be there. Compare those numbers with the thousands per year (I seem to remember somewhere around 14K) who die of alcohol poisoning, overdose, kidney failure from cirrhosis (alcohol caused), and other physical effects of alcohol use. Tobacco also kills its tens of thousands per year, and cars, well, THEY are king of the hill.... you wanna talk about double standard, here;s more to think about. Guns are implicated in some thirty deaths per day wilfullly caused for no reason. Compare that with close to two million times per year a lawfully possessed and used firearms is used to end some sort of criminal violent encounter.. housebreaking, rape, mugging, etc, and not even being fired in those encounters. SO, we can safely say that, if only half of those attackes that were ended with no shots fired would have led to death or serious bodiluy harm for the intended victim.. we have a whopper of a dpouble standard we never even hear about when these bozos propose new stupid legislation. Its all about controlling the gun, never the people who own them.
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Pathetic because he would rush to enact legislation based on thinking there are thousands of daily deaths, and is all upset that people take the time to study and think about an issue before passing laws.

His quotes are almost incoherent---support for new enactments down to 47% but he still talks about support of 90%.. which is it? Oh, wait, that might involve thinking, wouldn't want to distract anyone with THAT silly old thing.

Just another lib who thinks he's smarter than everyone else and therefore should get to run everyone else's lives.
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Its Normal.. Democrats and Numbers dont mix.. Most are lucky to be able to count to 2o with their shoes on..
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Full credit? Seriously?

Millions saw him say thousands, only thousands saw his correction to dozens.

Oh and giving yourself forgiveness on a mistake that is 2 orders of magnitude wrong is something the oh so generous with himself Cory Booker would never give his political enemies.

At this point in the debate it can never be assumed they were mistaken( as opposed to willfully deceitful) considering the retraction was in so limited a forum. This was done to give this left wing hack plausible dependability.

How can you tell a democrat is lying? You damn well know the answer to that.
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I guess it all depends on what you define as a deadly weapon. At sixteen thousand deaths due to HIV in 2010, that works out to 43 deaths a day, and mostly due to male on male sex. And then there is the CDC stats that show the pen is mightier than the dick: doctors kill 96000 (ninety six thousand) people a year due medical errors. Apparently the carnage is all well documented by registered and licensed professionals which should make everyone feel better about getting every gun owner registered with the state.
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