Even NBC News was unable to spare President Joe Biden from the fallout of a bogus assertion he made in an attempt to scare Americans into voting for more restrictive gun control laws.
The comment was made by Biden at a speech to the country that took place on Thursday in the wake of the tragic shooting that took place in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Biden said that new statistics that had just been made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shown that firearms are the leading cause of death among youngsters in the United States of America.
“The number-one killer. More than car accidents! More than cancer!” he proceeded farther.
“For God’s sake. How much more carnage are we willing to accept?” he asked.
A look at the relevant numbers, on the other hand, reveals that Biden is, at best, stretching the truth.
NBC News conducted a review of data obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and found that the factoid is only accurate if it takes into account fatalities caused by firearms in persons aged 18 and 19 years old. And because of it, the outcomes are significantly impacted. According to the findings of that study, fatalities among those aged 18 and 19 account for the same number of deaths as all deaths among people aged 1 to 17 combined.
And when challenged to defend the president’s statements, officials at the White House highlighted a research that looked at fatalities caused by firearms among Americans ranging in age from one to twenty-four years old.
NBC News forgot to bring out that Biden’s speech expressly mentioned “children,” and not many people would consider a person who is 24 years old to be a “child.”
Despite the fact that Biden manipulated the figures in order to mislead Americans, NBC News reported that fatalities caused by firearms are quickly catching up to deaths caused by automobile accidents.
According to the report, “The gap between vehicular deaths and firearm deaths is narrowing among 1- to 17-year-olds, and may close entirely, according to the CDC’s provisional and incomplete 2021 data”.
After that, Biden continued his address by advocating for the continuation of the ban on assault rifles and the raising of the minimum age requirement to buy some types of firearms to 21 years old. According to reports, the gunman responsible for the horrible incident in Uvalde waited until he was legally able to acquire firearms at the age of 18 so that he could legally obtain the guns he used in the attack.
In addition, there was widespread ridicule directed at the president for a weird assertion that he made, which was that a 9mm bullet could rip a person’s lungs out of their body.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Blaze.