Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Statements about Public Safety

Mostly False

A claim that's too close for comfort

 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

An average of nine children a day in the U.S. die of gunshot wounds.

— Oregon

False

Physicians, fix thy statistics

 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

"Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average."

— Rhode Island

Half-True

Even those concerned say "thousands" a strech

Half-True

Maybe more, maybe less, maybe not until next day of business

False

Hundreds? Maybe two per year. Maybe.

Mostly True

If you're a woman who weighs about a hundred, yes

Half-True

Local gun culture might be one key