Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayor Against Illegal Guns already faced embarrassment last week after they read a list of names of people that had been killed by “gun violence” and included the name of the Boston bomber terrorist (you can read that article here).
And just as we suspected the group has been memorializing the names of criminals killed by police in “gun violence” as well. We have to put gun violence in quotes here because the group does not know the distinction between someone using a gun to save their own life and someone using a gun to commit murder. For them it doesn’t matter. If there was a gun involved, it was wrong.
But a new report from the Washington Examiner has revealed that more than 8% of the names being read (1 in 12) are actually criminals that have been shot and killed by police or citizens acting in self-defense.
The No More Names tour is planning on going all around the country to bring awareness to how many have been killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting. But in their eagerness to paint gun owners are evil and guns themselves as the real problem with America the group has also made martyrs out of criminals who attempt to take lives.
The group has been using a list of names provided by Slate.com which has listed all killings without any distinctions as to how they died. This is equivalent to reading the names of the terrorists who flew the airplanes into the Twin Towers on 9/11 and memorializing them.
This is not just an oversight. They group isn’t just guilty of not doing their homework. They truly want to ban guns and let our police here by like many in the UK, which are simply armed with whistles and billy clubs.
Of course this is not the first time the anti-gun crowd has used wrong “statistics” to support their cause. The NRA has spoken out against the use of the group’s strategy to mislead the public saying,
“This calls into question every statistic that Bloomberg and MAIG has used and will use to promote their cause,” said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam. “Bloomberg has proven that he will stop at nothing, including repeating flawed statistics, in pursuit of his gun control agenda. And he’ll do this with no regard for the truth.”
The Mayors Against Illegal Guns group said they plan to scrub the entire list, mostly because of the embarrassment they felt after being caught. They also said the focus shouldn’t be on the circumstances of the shootings, but the numbers, according to Buzzfeed.
Ah, so it’s not HOW guns are used, it only matter that they ARE being used? Sounds like this group has lost all of it’s credibility… hmm, then again, it’s not like they had any to begin with.