Set the scene: You’re sitting around the dining room table, surrounded by your family and loved ones, and everyone is sharing what they are most thankful for this year. At least until your liberal cousin decides to take Michael Bloomberg’s advice and shatter the mood by sharing some anti-gun propaganda over his plate of turkey and stuffing.
Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety organization sent out a set of five talking points for gun control advocates to use when trying to persuade their pro-gun friends and relatives to change their minds on Thanksgiving.
“This Thanksgiving when talk around he table turns to politics and current events, you can help set the record straight on some of the most common myths about guns,” the fact sheet titled, “Talking Turkey About Guns,” states.
It compares sharing this information to sharing a piece of pie with your Thanksgiving dinner guests.
But The Blaze points out that much of the information shared by Everytown has been debunked by pro-gun economist John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
For instance, the talking points state that even though a background check bill failed in Congress in 2013, “92 percent of Americans – including 82 percent of gun owners – support background checks for all gun sales.”
But Lott said this figure “confuses support for the background check system that we have had with the expanded background checks that they want.”
Another talking point stated that, “Women are five times more likely to be killed by an intimate partner when a firearm is present.”
Lott disputed the violence towards women statistic in an interview with Guns.com, saying the figures on “intimate partners” include prostitutes and their customers.
“If you want to ask about the real risk factor women should be careful of men with violent criminal records, not ownership of guns,” Lott said.
Enjoy your propaganda pie!