The former New York Mayor failed to provide any sources or data for his claim
Former New York Mayor and Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said Americans who have guns in their homes are at higher risk of death or injury, during CNN town hall on Wednesday.
“You don’t want to have guns. If you have a gun in your house, you’re something like 22 times as likely to get killed with a gun,” Bloomberg said.
“There’s domestic violence; there’s children playing, there’s accidents,” he added.
But Bloomberg failed to provide any sources or data for his claim that owning a gun makes someone “22 times as likely to get killed with a gun.”
He also did not mention that the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study found no “clear association between firearm restrictions for domestic abusers and reduced fatal mass shootings.”
The irony of Bloomberg’s claims is that he is surrounded 24/7 by armed guards, which he depends on to keep him safe.
Last year, Bloomberg falsely claimed “21 students are shot every day” under President Donald Trump.
His assertions are taken out of context since he claimed 14 students killed in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, were only part of the picture that day.
If Bloomberg’s claim is to be believed, then seven others were allegedly shot somewhere else.
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And the following day, 21 more were shot, and then 21 were shot the day after that again, and so on.
Earlier this week, the White House hopeful said he wasn’t a fan of everyone having a gun during MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation.”
The former New York Mayor said he fought the NRA tooth and nail.
“The whole issue of getting guns off the streets, I’ve fought the NRA tooth and nail, and I continue to do that, and we have this organization of 6 million people, Every Town it’s called or Mom’s Demand Action around the country to get good laws, background checks, so you don’t sell guns to minors, people with psychiatric problems or people with criminal records.”
“They shouldn’t be able to buy a gun,” Bloomberg said.
“I’m not a big fan of everybody having guns,” he added.