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Media fabricates ‘facts’ in gun debate

The last issue of this paper contained both an opinion and a Citizen’s View on the subject of gun ownership. Both contained claims and “facts” picked from older media sources that have since been Pinocchio awarded for complete falsehood.

For instance, the claim that 80 percent of Oregonians, including many gun owners support background checks on all gun sales is a complete fabrication that is easily verified yet the media left it unchallenged. Or another: The U.S. firearm homicide rate is 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 countries that are our peers in wealth and population. Twenty-two countries that are our peers in wealth and population? They don’t exist, clearly.

So if the gun control advocates really want to make a difference, quit lying, quit fabricating “facts” out of thin air. Quit the B.S. and tell the truth for a change. The rate of violence is down 49 percent in America in the last 8 years, that is reality and verifiable.

Do the same.

Roy Browning

West Linn




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