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Wrong Again: Obama Claims 40% Of Gun Sales Done Without Background Check

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Wrong Again: Obama Claims 40% Of Gun Sales Done Without Background Check

During his March 28 comments on “gun violence,” President Obama once again claimed that 40% of gun purchases take place without a background check.

The claim is meant to apply to new gun sales and is patently false, as Breitbart News demonstrated when Obama first used the 40% figure during a speech on Jan. 16.

As Breitbart News explained then, many gun grabbers get the “40%” figure from a 2011 study by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, titled: “Point, Click, Fire: An Investigation Into Illegal Online Gun Sales.”

The study claims “40% of guns are sold through private sellers.” It also claims that “the sales–which take place in many venues, including gun shows, and, increasingly, on the internet…fuel the black market for illegal guns.”



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  1. Docs357

    March 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Obama makes up figures out of thin air iits to much trouble to have some else look them up for him LAZY

    • Steven

      April 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      He actually didn’t make up the number. He got if from an outdated survey that was misleading when taken. At the time of the survey, current laws requiring background checks had not been enacted. The actual question posed to gun buyers was it they purchased through a federally licensed dealer. 40% said no. Because background checks were not required, anyone buying from a licensed dealer not operating out of a storefront would have mistakenly said no. Even if the number had ever been accurate, it wouldn’t be accurate today.

  2. 2War Abn Vet

    March 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Progressives/statists never permit logic, truth, or facts to interfere with the message.

  3. ron

    March 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    lying bastards is the only thing i can say that wont sound threatening and get me arrested about these progressive lunatics

  4. lokiswife

    March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Obama is like the magician who picks an item out of the hat – he picks numbers until he gets one that he likes, don’t let facts get in the way…Then he has the gall to report his “information” with a straight face as if it were God’s truth. It keeps the rebuttal groups busy just keeping up with his daily batch of lies….

  5. DZ

    March 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Wrong link to original story.

  6. edro3111

    March 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I buy and sell regularly on Armslist here where I live. Almost everyone who sells requires to see your drivers license and/or your concealed carry permit before selling. We honest gun owners can police ourselves with the crap Bloomberg, Obama and others are making up out of thin air!

  7. Snorri

    March 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Obama is a liar and continues to be such.

  8. kenstaff

    March 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    He’s is either that stupid or that big of a liar…… oh yeah that should be, both of the above!!!

    • Lucky3511

      April 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      He could not tell the truth, that he plans on destroying USA

  9. kenstaff

    March 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    It’s really a tossup if obummer or biden is the most stupid! I am absolutely ashamed of my country!

    • Lucky3511

      April 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Don’t be ashamed of the country. Just all politicians including the greatest liar. The country needs to follow what our constitution allows. Remove the entire government and replace with a new one following the founders formula. Our current government has proven beyond a doubt that they do not have our best interests at heart and are shattering our country completely.

  10. pysco

    March 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Obama is a LIAR, his claims are falsehoods, in otherwords LIES, should we go throgh the whole chain of lies he’s told to the American tax payers…….This is not a tax, I will cut the national debt in half, T will have the most transparent presidency..just a few examples…..He is a socialpathic LIAR……..

  11. hijinx60

    March 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    And just who is surprised that Obama has lied…again????

  12. Benjamin Fox

    March 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Another liar from hell, obozo is doing the will of his father satan, both liar’s from the beginning and it shows everytime the idiot opens his mouth.

  13. bunky doodle

    March 28, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    they all lie thru their butts.

  14. Doski

    March 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    OBlame-a is just averaging. Since 80% of Illinois Gun Sales are Illegal and those Illegal sales equal 1/2 of all US Gun Sales (Another Made-up Number) the the average must be . . . 40%. LOL

  15. Rick Rork

    March 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Obama’s an f’n moron!!

  16. Hawkeye3939

    March 29, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Here’s a fool-proof way to determine if Obama or any politician is lying. Are his lips moving? He’s lying.

    • Lucky3511

      April 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      You missed a sign, if he is producing any form of communication, paper, pictures whatever. He is still lying then

  17. 2War Abn Vet

    March 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    There may actually be something to this. Certainly, the thousands of guns Obama provided to Mexican cartels required no background checks.

  18. slickzip

    March 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    ODUMBA has never been right in his lousy life,,, the only thing the dirty S.O.B. knows how to do is to LIE ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  19. Bradley Jones

    March 29, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    and thats misleading, facts are even internet sales of firearms must get a background check, how it works is seller will only ship gun to federally licensed gun dealers, buyer makes arraingments with receiving dealer and when it comes in the buyer goes to dealer who gun was shipped to and he must fill out a federal instant backdround check and only when he gets federal approved can buyer take ownership of fireams sold over the internet

  20. Benjamin Fox

    March 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Obozo the clown hasn’t stopped lying since he made a run for dictator-in-chief, he only lie’s when his lips are moving and he never stops tell us how great he is, dumber then a rock if not for Miem Kampf which I’m sure he read at least a hundred times and realized he could be the next Hitler, a satanic SOB with a father who is satan himself and anyone who likes him likes a real hot fire for eternity.

  21. JIM

    March 29, 2013 at 9:02 pm


    • Lucky3511

      April 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Well thanks to Romney we know there is at least 47% of our population follow the words of the great dictator and have no doubt about anything he spouts.

  22. Dotti DeGregorio

    March 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm



  23. Dotti DeGregorio

    March 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Obama knows very well that the 40% figure is wrong. He had a meeting with his top donors and he was told that if he didn’f pass a law on gun control they would never contribute any money to any Democrat or their Super Pac. That is why we see him campaigning all over the country for gun control. Not that it will help him.

  24. seb27

    March 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Too busy with basketball .either playing or watching and then there’s Golf. No time to run the Country!

  25. carlie

    March 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of misinformation that the sheeples believe. Tried and true tactics used by the chinese thousands of years ago. Until idiots are banned from the ballot boxes there is no hope.

  26. MontieR

    March 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    NO not wrong again, LYING again.

  27. niteguy

    March 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Typical of all Liberals. Take distorted facts, no matter how many times they were proven false, and running with them.

  28. tom

    April 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Lying is Obama’s way of doing business. He is more of a stranger to the truth than any of the criminal clients I have ever dealt with as a mental health counselor.

  29. Lucky3511

    April 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    What a surprise. He has never spoken a true word since he entered public life. He and truth are Oxymorons. They cannot be used together.

  30. martianpoet

    April 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    The newly self appointed weapons expert astronaut husband of the Arizona Representative that got shot by a nut job in Tucson, seems to be self-distructing any credibility he might have engendered by being an astronaut — apparently he thinks astronaut makes him a rocket scientist. His wife was shot by a nut job that PASSED the federal background check. Hello??? those do nothing to stop death by nut jobs and criminals. The only advantage for forced background checks are for a national gun registry, making it easier to organize the removal of weapons from citizens who wish to defend themselves from TYRANNY. Try the national registry and there will be a lot of decent loyal American citizens forced to become rebels with a cause (and still armed because they believe the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution AFFIRMS (not grant, just affirms) the right to keep and bear arms.)

  31. Aunt Dot

    April 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm


  32. Joanne Satmary

    April 2, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Since when do we take Obama’s word for anything?? The father of lies and fly’s

  33. $12994363

    April 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Obama is a liar of the first order. Unless he is ignorant of the source of the comments he makes, which would then simply make him stupid.
    Personally, I think he’s both. And more.

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