“Eighty-thousand plus people a year who go through the background system are convicted felons or adjudicated incompetent to be able to own a weapon,” Vice President Joe “Double Barrel” Biden tells his peeps at a Google Plus hangout. That 40 percent means there’s gotta be, statistically, somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 who get a gun who are not qualified. Probably higher. How does that make any sense?” Answer: it doesn’t. Stephen Gutowski of cnsnews.com deconstructs the Veep’s asinine assertion . . .
The Vice President’s claim was off by at least 38,069 people per year – that he nearly doubled the actual annual number.
By combining, apparently in his head and on the fly, the demonstrably inaccurate “80,000 plus people a year” with the debunked claim that 40% of gun sales in America don’t require a background check, Mr. Biden reaches the completely unverifiable claim that “between 30,000 and 50,000 who get a gun who are not qualified. Probably higher.” That claim, the child of two other blatantly inaccurate claims used to forward gun control agendas, is, of course, itself used to forward a gun control agenda.