John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Will Senate Democrats be able to end debate on their new gun control bill Tuesday night? President Obama says that it is “not right” to continue the debate. But he might be more afraid that Senators will point out all of his false claims and reveal the gun control bill’s dangers.
Mr. Obama got it all backwards in his April 3rd speech in Colorado: “tougher background checks . . . won’t infringe on the rights of responsible gun owners, but will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.”
The president kept claiming this week and last week that: “as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases take place without a background check” and that “background checks have kept more than 2 million dangerous people from buying a gun.” But both statistics are false. . . .