Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe responded to the shooting today of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise. McAuliffe made the outrageous claim that 93 million people were killed with guns every day in the United States. You don’t need to be a genius in common core mathematics to see that we’ll all be dead by Friday!
According to reports, McAuliffe corrected himself, twice. What he meant to say was, 93 a day, but even that isn’t accurate.
David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, is also just as informed as McAuliffe:
No background checks
No permit req’d for concealed carry of long guns
Open carry long guns & handguns
— David Frum (@davidfrum) June 14, 2017
First, there are background checks required to purchase a gun in Virginia. In fact, Virginia has used a “Firearms Transaction Program” since 1989 to conduct instantaneous background checks on gun sellers and buyers in the state. Although there is no licensing or registration, it’s unclear what Frum thinks this would do to keep guns out of the hands of nut cases.
Finally, he laments on the lack of permit required for the concealed carry of long guns. Long guns, due to their length, are extremely difficult to conceal. But we can’t expect Frum to know about that!
Allen B. West reports:
In an effort to deflect away from the confirmed left-wing political motives of the shooter who opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia today, the liberal media has been making its usual case for gun control.
We reported on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s flub, when he claimed 93 million people were killed with guns every single day in this country. Tragic news indeed. At that rate, we’re all going to be gone by Friday.