President Joe Biden has been caught spouting more lies.
Biden claimed that mass shooting "tripled" after the ban on assault weapons ended.
That claim has been fact checked and is mostly false.
Sleepy Joe Biden said, "Back in 1994, I took on the NRA and passed the 'assault weapons' ban. For ten years, mass shootings were down. But in 2004, Republicans let that ban expire, and what happened? Mass shootings tripled."
Here's the report from Breitbart and Washington Post about all Biden's lies regarding the matter:
"On February 19, 2018, Breitbart News looked at a report by the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which found that the “assault weapons” ban could not be credited with any reduction in crime.
The NIJ report was written in 2004 as the ban was about to expire.
The Washington Times quoted University of Pennsylvania professor Christopher Koper, author of the NIJ report, saying, 'We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.'
The NIJ report observed, 'The ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.'
So much for the claims of all the great things the ban accomplished. Now consider the claim that mass shootings tripled after the ban expired.
Breitbart News noted that the Washington Post fact-checked the claim about mass shootings tripling when Biden first made it in early June 2022."
The Post reported:
'Biden claimed that mass shooting deaths tripled after the law expired. He appears to be relying on a study of mass shooting data from 1981 to 2017, published in 2019 in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery by a team led by Charles DiMaggio, a professor of surgery at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. That group found that an assault weapons ban would have prevented 314 out of 448, or 70 percent, of the mass shooting deaths during the years when the ban was not in effect. But the data used in that study has come under attack by some analysts.'
Oh Joe, when will you ever realize people will check every word you say, so you might as well at least speak the truth...
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