So Ilhan Omar has been a laughing stock for a while after she posted a weird stat about gun statistics that even the left was questioning.
Last night she tried to justify her stat and fell flat on her burka.
Gun violence statistics:— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 15, 2019
How many people die from gun-related violence worldwide?
More than 500 people die every day from gun violence
44% of all homicides globally involve gun violencehttps://t.co/Qdyv0N2WQ0 https://t.co/zSlLsgxE8Y
Can’t expect you all to know this, but here you go!
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 15, 2019
She cites the Amnesty International number that has to do with ALL gun deaths, even ones that gun laws just aren’t going to be able to prevent. That doesn’t make any sense.
Here’s what politifact said:
Finally, Amnesty International states that every day more than 500 people die from gun violence — around the world. That’s the figure Omar’s office cited to back up her statement, and it arguably is low.
A study published in 2018 in the Journal of the American Medical Association said there are about 250,000 gun deaths worldwide per year. That would amount to 685 per day.
But Omar’s claim was clearly made in the context of legislation that would affect gun transactions only in the United States.
Omar’s spokesman, Jeremy Slevin, defended Omar’s use of the 500 figure. But he acknowledged to us that Omar’s tweet was in the context of domestic legislation and that the reference to 500 could have been more precise.
Great job, moron. But of course, if you point this out, you’re probably a racist, right? Right.