SHOCKER! Hillary Clinton Lies About Gun Violence During Democrat Debate #sarcasm
The Islamic attack on Paris on Friday night stomped on any interest anyone had in what the geriatrics running for the Democrat nomination for president in their debate on Saturday. But, realizing this furor won't go on forever, I decided to drop this bit of fact checking into the ether for posterity's sake.
CLINTON: "Since we last debated in Las Vegas, nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns. Two hundred children have been killed. This is an emergency." She said that in the same period there have been 21 mass shootings, "including one last weekend in Des Moines where three were murdered."
This is pretty much a lie in all its particulars, from the sentences all the way down the them most insignificant gerunds.
There were thirty-two days between the two Democrat debates (October 13 - November 14). Let's go to the numbers. As a baseline, let's use data collected by an anti-Second Amendment source. This is unconfirmed data, by that I mean there is no verified death certificate or hospital report to accompany the numbers, and it is collected by an advocacy group with an institutional interest in making the number as large as possible: