Reporter DESTROYS WH press secretary on gun control for leaving out KEY fact

Twitter / Emily Miller

President Obama‘s press secretary cited “30,000 gun deaths in America” as the reason his boss should end-run Congress to implement new gun controls–but he omitted a key fact.

Press Secretary Josh Earnest answered a reporter’s question if there was any opposition to the president’s plan to take executive action to close a so-called “gun show loophole” while making private gun sales more difficult for citizens. Looking down at his talking points, he started reeling off statistics about gun deaths, police shot, and other violent crimes committed with guns.

But he missed the part where 20,000 of those gun deaths were by suicide, according to Washington D.C. reporter Emily Miller of FOX5 News and author of “Emily Gets Her Gun.”

It’s not hard to take down the White House’s talking points when you actually know what you’re talking about.

Other Twitter users chime in citing Centers for Disease Control numbers.

Miller also challenged Earnest to tell her how many crimes a year are done by guns bought at gun shows.

To be accurate, the answer is zero, because guns don’t commit crimes, people do. A better question might be how many criminals buy firearms at gun shows, surrounded by law-abiding citizens and police officers? Or how many criminals follow background check laws?

(H/T Twitchy)



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