Exaggerates findings of report designed to spur research
"The CDC issued a report commissioned by President Obama just earlier this year, and it found some very inconvenient facts. Armed citizens are less likely harmed by attackers. Effectiveness of gun control laws is mixed. Gun buybacks don't work."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Accident data is out of focus
"The fact is that red light cameras change driver behavior and cut down on the most dangerous types of accidents."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Maybe more, maybe less, maybe not until next day of business
Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, July 13th, 2013
Says PETA "is using this really fancy drone to follow hunters around in some places in other countries."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, April 12th, 2013
Local gun culture might be one key
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Flying dog claim distracts from real risk
Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Violence rose and fell, rose and fell
"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 28th, 2013
Not doable solo
Says he banned texting while driving in Austin.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Exaggerated to make a point
Enacting the Right-to-Carry Act would amount to "expanding the rights of sex offenders, terrorists, child predators, and abusers to carry concealed weapons across state lines.’’
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, January 1st, 2012
Safer than trains and automobiles, but not planes
Commercial buses in the United States have "a stellar safety record, a safety record that exceeds that of any other commercial mode or surface transportation mode."
— Politifact Virginia on Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Please check your sovereignty at the gate
Says the federal government threatened to impose a no-fly zone in Texas if state legislators bar airport security officials from performing pat-downs.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Second? Scratch that statistic
"Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States, and Rhode Island has the second-highest incidence of this disease in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Neither candidate nor state provides the "standing orders"
Says that under Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers have had "standing orders" not to inquire into the immigration status of people unless they're under arrest.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, November 1st, 2010