Ilhan Omar caught lying again…

Last week Ilhan Omar post the following tweet about gun violence:

“Every day on average 500 people die from gun violence” Omar says. But is that true?

Heck no. It’s not even close.



I checked his math and he’s right. There were 10,982 murders by firearm in 2017 according to the FBI. That equates to an average of 30 murders per day.

Now of course if you read the wording of Omar, she just says ‘gun violence’. So let’s add in suicides by firearm.

According to the CDC, the number of suicides by firearm in 2015 was 22,018, which averages out to 60 per day.

On top of this if you want to include accidental deaths by firearms, then you have a total 489 that averages to 1.3 deaths per day according to the CDC for 2015.

I’m no math whiz, but 91 per day is a far cry different that Omar’s claim of 500 per day.

Now I don’t think it’s fair to include suicides because people who want to kill themselves don’t need a gun to do it. In fact, according to the CDC, in 2015 non-firearm suicides were slightly higher than those with firearms, coming in at 22,175. If that many people are intent on killing themselves without firearms, you won’t convince that most of those who used firearms wouldn’t find another way if they didn’t have one.

So really, the 30 murders per day is the most relevant statistic in the discussion of gun violence.

But no matter which way you slice it, with or without suicides, it’s still no where near 500 as Omar suggested.

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Homer
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72.3% of all statistics are made up just like this one.

Romeg
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This silly cow is using world-wide numbers which, in 2016 averaged about 540 per day, without disclosing that fact, to promote her agenda.

The U.S. ranks about 30th on the list of homicides per 100,000 population.

That there os NO LIE that the Democrats are unwilling to tell to promote their agenda should surprise exactly no one. That THIS Democrat, in particular, lies more than Chuckie Schumer and Nancy Polosi combined should be even less surprising. She has demonstrated throughout her entire time in this country that she has not a hint of a scent of a scintilla of integrity in ANY regard. She has perpetrated frauds on the IRS, the INS and the voters of her district to get where she is. Let’s hope that they see her for the Un-American/ANTI-American that she truly is.

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Not only is her figure a lie, but there is no such thing as “gun violence”. I have yet to see a gun or any other inanimate object commit any act of viokence, but I do see Antifa vIolence.

It reminds me of a recent Crowder video responding to a Vox guy refering to the mugs Crowder is selling as “racist mugs”, so Crowder showed a picture of one of his mugs adorning a KKK hood. LOL. hilarious!

HenryHide
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Well duh.

PVG
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Can you imagine the uproar if this had come from a GOP member?? The would be accused of inciting violence!

hbnolikee
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Send that idiot back were she came from.

Kram Nivel
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Nuttin but a third world gurl.

pybop
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you misspelled “weird” world girl

PlotEvil
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She talking in the world? Or do we chalk this up as she’s lying yet again to push a false agenda? I guess #2. Yeah. She’s a #2.

T_ump
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The 500 per day figure is fairly close for the World, depending upon the year.

DemocratsRFubar
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And most of these homicides happen in Chicago, every day.

Dr. Strangelove
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DemocratsRFubarDemocratsRFubar Nonsense, that’s at least a weekend.

T_ump
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Not sure about Chicago in particular, but surprisingly Illinois doesn’t even crack the top 20 when it comes to firearm death rate per 100,000 population (2016). Illinois is at 35 with 11.7 firearm deaths per 100,000 people. New York is at 48 with only 4.4. Here are the top 20. I’d never have guessed that a person would be over 4 times more likely to die from a firearm in any of the first 9 states, than in New York.

Alaska (AK) 23.3
Alabama (AL) 21.5
Louisiana (LA) 21.3
Mississippi (MS) 19.9
Oklahoma (OK) 19.6
Missouri (MO) 19
Montana (MT) 18.9
New Mexico (NM) 18.1
Arkansas (AR) 17.8
South Carolina (SC) 17.7
Kentucky (KY) 17.5
West Virginia (WV) 17.5
Wyoming (WY) 17.4
Tennessee (TN) 17.1
Nevada (NV) 16.8
Arizona (AZ) 15.2
Georgia (GA) 15
Indiana (IN) 15
Idaho (ID) 14.6
Colorado (CO) 14.3

Joe Pein
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What’s everyone so ticked off for? We’re all just Dhimmis, so it’s OK. Their book says so! /s

Sentinel
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If we had a legitimate news media in America, it would almost be front page news.

But they will just let this turd stink it up…

ryan-o
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She must be thinking of that dump Somalia, where she came from.

ruthiedoggiemom
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Ok not that I want to EVER see it happen but how will this sharia lovin Muslim and her other buddy deal with it if Mayor Pete and his ( gag gag puke ) ” husband” ever were the next residents of the Whitehouse ?

Dr. Strangelove
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ruthiedoggiemomruthiedoggiemom They’ll bide their time until they have enough numbers to throw him off of a roof.

Dr. Strangelove
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Taqqiya.

Rae from Minnesota
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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Dang, I thought you meant Tequila. It is Friday after all! razz razz cool

Happy Weekend everybody! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdMTl9zHQ9Y

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Rae from MinnesotaRae from Minnesota I don’t drink, so have one for me!

Squirrelly
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I like the term “gun violence” as if violence by any other means isn’t as bad. I like to watch true murder shows. I haven’t counted but if I had to guess, it seems like death by slashing or blunt force trauma are in a tight race for 1st.

Eric
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500 a day!!! Geez, the whole country isn’t Detroit!!

Squirrelly
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182,500/ year. That’s a lot of people.

Eric
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Yeppers! I think we’d all have noticed that many people being shot to death, but this is the first I’m hearing of it!

soleil
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Remember the world ends in 12 years according to AOC.

Bob Davis
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Lying … it’s what muslims do.

sjmom
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But I guess beheading is okay with Omar? Someone should ask her the question.

Finrod Felagund
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There is no proof out there that she even has the ability to count to 500.

TJK ✓
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You denounce your religion and sharia law, then we can talk

NYGino
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“Taqiyya (“al Taqiyya”) is the Muslims’ license to lie to infidels in order to camouflage Islam’s holy war strategy (jihad) to conquer the world. The strategy mentioned through orders and solicitations in the Quran 3:28 and other Islamic writings and reference applies to all Western countries and against all infidels people (non-muslims)…”

In her mind she’s just doing her part.

Dr. Strangelove
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NYGinoNYGino Hhmmmmm, I’ve been spelling it taqqiya. Like I give a $#!+.

nc checks and balances
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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Tomato-tomahto. It’s a transliteration of the Arabic or whatever anyway.

churchillis1
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Call me nuts, but I get a little concerned when an islamist wants to ban my owning guns……

Ronbo
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What’s with the left and numbers?
Glad I watched me some good old Sesame Street and Count Dracula.

sjmom
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My hubby did a great “Count” when he’d read to my son his Sesame St. books. smile

bikerhoop
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Actually, his name was Count von Count (watched it a LOT with my kids).

Ronbo
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You got my point… it has been 45 years lol

bikerhoop
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Been pretty close to that for me, too.

AT
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If there is ANYONE I would refuse to listen to on the subject of people gun control, it’s Ilhan “softening up America for my jihadi brotherhusbands” Omar.

Michelle Lee
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This will be a new left-wing statistic Dems will repeat forever. Like the 11 million illegal aliens, and the 500 million straws we use per day.

nc checks and balances
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That 11 million number fries my grits. We’ve been hearing that same number since Reagan.

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