On Monday night, former President Barack Obama tweeted his response to the Nashville Christian faculty taking pictures by repeating the left’s false declare that weapons are the primary killer of youngsters.
On March 23, 2023, Breitbart Information reported that actor Billy Porter made the identical false declare, screaming that “the main reason behind demise in kids are weapons” throughout an look on ABC’s The View.
Porter’s declare, which is now Obama’s declare as effectively, grew to become a widespread one amongst leftists and non-fact-checking moderates in the summertime of 2022 after a research from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) was broadly reported in late Could that 12 months.
FOX Information ran a narrative titled “Weapons now the main reason behind demise for US kids, per CDC.” The story famous that CDC figures present firearm-related deaths of individuals ages 0-19 totaled 4,368 in 2020, whereas motorized vehicle deaths for a similar age vary totaled 4,036. And through a June 2, 2022, speech, President Joe Biden reacted to the CDC figures by claiming, “Weapons are the primary killer of youngsters.”
However Breitbart Information dug into the CDC figures and ascertained that the one strategy to make the declare work is to rely 18 and 19-year-olds as kids. But when one does a customized search on the CDC web site to regulate the class of youngsters to incorporate solely these aged 0-17, solely these beneath voting and navy age, then the result utterly flips.
One other essential level to notice is that the false parameters — treating 18 and 19-year-olds as kids for the advantage of boosting reportable gun demise numbers — truly works towards the left. That’s as a result of CDC numbers for kids ages 0-19 present that people are 27 instances extra prone to die in an unintentional automotive demise as a substitute of an unintentional gun demise.
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