Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety group is providing its members a gun control flashcard of sorts, packed with figures and facts, to use around the dinner table this holiday.
The collection of data, presented in a bullet-point format, is designed to provide advocates quick information to draw from in conversation with seldom seen friends and relatives over the upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Termed “Talking Turkey About Guns, 2014” the resource presents itself as a myth buster of sorts, for instance, taking on claims from the National Rifle Association that more guns in more places make us all safer.
“Even though good manners says we’re not supposed to talk religion or politics, we all know that sometimes the conversation at the Thanksgiving table gets taken over by a family member or friend with strong opinions and shaky facts,” Erika Soto Lamb, communications director for Everytown told Guns.com Monday.
“For that reason, we thought it would be helpful to provide gun safety supporters with this handy guide for busting some of common myths about guns and to help set the table straight this year,” Lamb said.
According to Talking Turkey, the information presented contends that women are five times more likely to be killed by an intimate partner when firearms are present, Americans are 20 times more likely to be murdered with a gun that people in other countries, and 92 percent of Americans support expanded background checks. The infographic, although garnished with images of turkey and pumpkin pie, does not cite its sources.