MSNBC’s Scarborough Caught in Bogus Claim About US Gun Deaths, Leaves Out Key Facts

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough is a complete and utter fool. It only takes a rational person five minutes of watching “Morning Joe” to understand this.

While pushing for gun control, Scarborough claimed there were 33,000 gun-related deaths in the U.S. each year.

He’s right, but…

From Daily Wire:

On Thursday morning, discussing the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough quoted a misleading statistic in order to emphasize how dangerous he thought guns were, saying there are 33,000 people killed by guns in America every year. Scarborough said to co-host Mika Brzezinski, “Mika, here we are again. More than 33,000 people are killed by guns in the United States every year. That’s according to the CDC. 33,000. We’ve had 1,607 mass shootings since Sandy Hook when we said, ‘Never again.’”

There’s one key factor that Scarborough left out: the huge percentage of gun deaths by suicide.

As Jazz Shaw pointed out in 2015, according to the CDC itself, in 2011 there were indeed roughly 33,000 gun deaths in the United States — but 21,175 of them were suicides. In addition, roughly 2,500 resulted from accidents and unintentional injuries.

Daily Caller has more:

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough couldn’t last five minutes on “Morning Joe” without mentioning gun control Thursday and blamed the National Rifles Association (NRA) for only caring about gun sales.

After Scarborough slammed the NRA in the wake of the Broward school shooting Wednesday in Florida, he said he is a stanch defender of the second amendment, but believes no citizen should be able to own a “military assault-style” weapon for any reason. Including home defense.

Very sneaky, Joe.

Your uninformed audience might not catch on – but the sane will!

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