Cause and effect not certain
In states that have private-sale background checks for handguns "49 percent fewer women are shot and killed."
Results vary with definitions of income
"If you look at the income of average Americans...they’re absolutely flat in constant dollars since 1979."
Hit and miss
Ronald Reagan "banned ownership of fully automatic rifles. He supported the assault weaspons ban."
"Did you know under President Obama family health care premiums have increased $4,154 on the average?"
Have concealed gun permit, will travel
Assault weapons and handguns are allowed in the state Capitol while bullhorns, trumpets, helium balloons and flags on poles are banned.
The duck stops here
On assault weapon violence: "Ducks have more protection than people in Virginia."
Running on empty
President Barack Obama’s policies "have resulted in gas prices being reduced from $3.07 per gallon when he was sworn in in 2009 to $2.30 today."
An 'A' for accuracy
State "school funding per pupil is down 16 percent compared to 2009, after adjusting for inflation."
But not solely for waterboarding
"After World War II, we tried, convicted, and, in some cases, executed Japanese soldiers for war crimes that included charges of waterboarding."
Cites old, incomplete research
Regarding sexual assault against women, "It’s actually safer not to be in college than it is to be in college."
Low rates, but not getting worse
Graduation rates of players at major football colleges "are still twenty points below their male campus peers and worsened in the past three years."
"The President has decided to move forward with executive actions on immigration that he has said on numerous occasions that he didn’t have the constitutional power to take."
Only 20 colleges and universities "have athletic departments with revenue exceeding expenses."
But little of their pay comes from taxpayers
"We have a system now where in 40 states, the highest-paid public employee is the state university’s head football or basketball coach."
U.S. likes its prisons
The U.S. has "5 percent of the world’s population, 25 percent of the world’s known prison population."
A little complexity to Howell's actions
"Bill Howell has been the consistent force behind every major tax increase in Virginia in the last decade."
No concrete evidence
Female students at UVA "have a 20 percent chance of being sexually assaulted."
Depends on the measure
The poorest counties in the U.S. are in Appalachia and "happen to be more than 90 percent white."
But Obama's action is more sweeping
"Every president since Eisenhower has taken executive action to address immigration issues."
Many caveats to NRA's support
"The NRA supported background checks..."
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