Senator Cory Booker was questioned by viewers after claiming to have witnessed more deaths from gun violence in his lifetime than “all of our wars combined.”
Booker made the specious claims during an appearance with “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
“We have more people in America in my short lifetime that have died due to gun violence than in every single one of our wars — from the Civil War and the Revolutionary War to the wars in the Middle East combined,” the New Jersey senator asserted.
He posted a video clip of the comments and a caption that echoed those sentiments, seemingly proud of his statement.
“I’m 53 years old, and I’ve seen more Americans die from domestic gun violence than from all of our wars combined,” he wrote. “Let that sink in.”
I’m 53 years old, and I’ve seen more Americans die from domestic gun violence than from all of our wars combined…let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/KI2svCuO0I
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) January 25, 2023
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Needless to say, not everybody was buying the statistics Cory Booker was cooking up on gun violence and the history of wars that America has taken part in.
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Attorney Jason Roberge fired back, “Why isn’t he wearing a mask to cover up all those lies?”
Why isn’t he wearing a mask to cover up all those lies
— Jason Roberge (@JasonRobergeVA) January 26, 2023
Redstate columnist Buzz Patterson swiftly replied.
“Uhh, this isn’t true,” he wrote. “Your staffers suck.”
Uhh, this isn’t true. Your staffers suck.
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) January 25, 2023
“It’s never too late to stop lying,” tweeted political commentator Jim Treacher.
It’s never too late to stop lying https://t.co/h4YVHGFFng
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) January 26, 2023
Podcast host Benny Johnson wrote, “Countdown to groveling apology to all veteran groups in 3 … 2 … 1 …”
Countdown to groveling apology to all veteran groups in 3…2…1….. https://t.co/MIF18QAxJ1
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 26, 2023
Unfortunately, there is little indication that Cory Booker would apologize for a misleading claim on gun violence and American wars. In fact, he’s made the claim numerous times in the past.
“In my lifetime, there are more people that have died of gun violence than in every single war in our nation’s history, from the revolution to the current wars going on right now,” he said following a shooting in March of 2021. “Why? Why are we here?”
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Claim Has Some Holes In It
Here’s the thing Spartacus – We’re not here. Your numbers don’t add up.
Let’s disregard the fact that had somebody like Donald Trump said “I’ve seen more Americans die” the fact-checkers would instantly declare their statement false because, obviously, they didn’t personally witness that many deaths. A different set of rules for different people.
Most gun control zealots like to quote statistics from activist groups that use provably false statistics to bloviate the danger of guns in America.
How? They include suicides in their statistics as “gun violence” as well accidental discharges of a person’s weapon, among other things.
BIDEN: “150 million people” have been killed by gun violence since 2007.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2020
The Political Insider reported in 2018 on a group known as Everytown for Gun Safety that was pushing a false claim about the number of school shootings that year.
The group used three instances that involved a pellet gun, and two incidents in which a stray bullet was discovered on a campus leading to lockdown, in their count of 11 “school shootings.”
Brandon Morse, the deputy managing editor at Redstate, took aim at Booker’s claim specifically referencing the suicide aspect of his “gun violence” claim.
“A solid chunk of those deaths are male suicides but you don’t want to talk about mental health among men and how society treats them today,” he fired back. “You’re a fraud.”
A solid chunk of those deaths are male suicides but you don’t want to talk about mental health among men and how society treats them today. You’re a fraud.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) January 26, 2023
The Washington Post fact-checked Cory Booker’s previous efforts to claim more Americans have died of “gun violence” than all the wars in the past and was unable to rate the claim as true.
According to Statista, the number of American war dead from just the Civil War, WWII, WWI, Korea, and Vietnam add up to 1,236,640.
According to UC Davis, in 2019, there were 14,861 firearm homicides in the U.S. At that rate, Booker would need to be 83 years old to see the same number of firearm homicides as the above war dead. But again, total homicides include things like gang or drug violence, it’s not all “crimes of passion” or what most people typically think of when they think of murder.
WaPo described Booker’s claim as a “facile comparison” and suggested, “the numbers add up but don’t tell you much.”
The Post also notes that in the case of the CDC, the numbers used to track “gun violence” include self-defense, justifiable homicides, accidents, and suicides.
In 2017 alone, they reported, “60 percent of the gun deaths … were from suicide.”
In short, the numbers are wildly inflated to create an anti-gun narrative that simple-minded lawmakers such as Cory Booker use to exploit emotions and push for restrictions on your constitutional right to bear arms.
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Booker doesn’t realize that blacks committ most of the crimes in our cities and they are the base of the Democratic party
Lying is all booker knows how to do.
Booker is trash from his home state of nj. He’s made a crap hole of the place.
Looks like Booker has taken an opportunity to supply a convient lie to make him look good before is audience. Socialist Democrats just cant help lying, its in their nature to stretch the truth to the breaking point. This disease of marxist lying comes from nonother than Russian school
So many of the Dems. can’t rationally debate policies so they resort to the tried and true for them, LYING. There are so many who blatantly lie one can only assume that they have found their supporters are so naive to buy into their lies hook, line ans sinker. Sad about those supporters who do.
Booker is one of the biggest losers in the DIM party, he constantly puts out invalid and subjective thinking that is invariably wrong in content and fact…This bald headed yo-yo deserves no respect and should lock himself in the loo and fondle himself for recreation 24/7…….
Is there an IQ test required to be in the Senate
Booker, you are a 53 year old Idiot and liar.
Booker should be part of the census ??? for being Brain DEAD!
What sunk in was what a poorly informed person you are, Spartacus.
A stone in the hand of a bad person killed Abel. A stone in the hand of a good person killed Goliath. The issue isn’t about the stone.
don’t expect to much from his kind
Like here in Florida, globohomogottago…
Funny how booker up and disappeared after he got passed over for the presidential nomination, pick for VP and kavanaugh hearings but now 2 yrs out from a presidential election he is back running his date raping pie hole. Perhaps rosario dawson was telling him to keep his mouth shut because no one likes him and him admitting to date rape when he was younger would keep him from any white house bid. Now that she dumped him he thinks he has a chance again lol
Huh, wait until he compares “Gun Deaths” in America, to the number of people murdered by their own Socialist/Communist Governments. It would take 9,000+ years for American to catch up.
My bust I forgot to put the word “ wrong” The wrong people who have guns are the problem.
No one ever claimed that Spartacus was to bright
Could be Covid affecting Booker and other liberals minds, or what kind of drugs is this fool on? Obviously Booker talks out his butt and he can’t count either. Liberals have to bring up about guns even though they have no education about guns. LISTEN STUPID LIBERAL PEOPLE, GUNS AREN’T THE PROBLEM, PEOPLE WHO HAVE GUNS ARE THE PROBLEM!!!!
You think, they would at least fact check their own BS
That’s what we need – more shameless lying fools in congress.
He’s like a glow stick. You want to snap him, then shake him until the light finally comes on.
Is he including all the people killed in the Civil War that was fought to make POC’s like him FREE?
I doubt it, truth is more than a stranger to these scummy criminals.
Governments have always being the largest murderers of their disarmed populace. Not even close!
isn’t he the clown associated with a man in gay situation in a men’s bathroom?
Booker, Just like your boss, you lie through your teeth. Not only are you a liar, a woman beater, and not even old enough to talk about the wars and it’s fatalities. You did not serve to defend your Country. Better do some research on gun victims. Ask the LORD to forgive you for your lies.
Cory Spartacus Booker best hope Adam Pencilneck Schiff wins the democrat’s primary in the people’s republic of California voters, legal and otherwise. That way Booker would no longer be the dumbest senator. That would be a judgment call with the stiff competition. We’re talking about real dumb, not just those who do some dumb things.
To bad the addage liar, liar, pants on fire hasn’t happened to him. He would be totally consumed.
Well, to be fair, you can’t expect intelligence out of Booker… after all he is a democrat!
Booker is either totally stupid or thinks we are. How does he keep getting re-elected?
I may have believed him if he said that in relation to Fentanyl deaths/murders to include toddlers and children as well as adults.
I suggest a law to have ALL politicians when speaking have a truth and false monitoring device to wear with a rid light for false statements and green for truth statements ! This would be the answer to allow people to visualize in real time and much easier to vote and in doing so eradication of the lies spoken the false fake news eventually emptying the stinking swamp !
why on earth do we have the democratic party , it seems to do little .except help itself , for example , at a buffet .they would strip it bare
Wait …..what ? he has teeth !!!
Good site to be rejected .
I don’t know why this man get elected. He is caught lying several times a year! One who lies about this is going to lie about anything to try to keep power! Why do people want a liar to represent them?
A failed mayor of Newark could team up with mayor Pete could be president and VP with 250,000,000 votes. Well, it worked in 2020.
I’m from NJ and I don’t like Booker. He is an embarrassment! When ever I write to him he never returns answers. He has no respect for constituents! I have no idea how he gets in they cheat here in NJ on a smaller less noticeable scale. Usually a Republican is winning election day and over night its the other way around.
Because they are as dumb as he is…
Its called a rig vote that abuses the adjudication method
He is telling the lies the democrats want to hear.
Why he gets elected? He’s from Jersey and there’s a “D” next to his name.
Birds of a feather flock together so he gets re-elected by liars.
So what is the big surprise? Democrats always lie. They lie about everything.
Query: If the democrats had all been wearing masks, would their lies not have infected so many people?
booger is a nasty commie democrat that lies 100%
The time to question politicians ‘ intellect and integrity is before you vote for them .
If you go to his website you will understand why nobody in his district questioned his integrity or intellect…
Do you think the whole point of your excellent comment will actually mean anything to a Demonrat “voter” ? Maybe put the word “BEFORE” in capitals just to help their feeble brain activity ? There again – maybe expecting “brain activity” from a Demonrat is a step or so too far !
IF,,, it were true, why have the lawyers judges and lawgivers done NOTHING to making it possible to lawfully cull, monsters within 30 days of sentencing?? Because crime pays the dividends that this class of people want.. That is, money, power, and a disarmed and terrified lawful population..
Let’s see, the swamp senate approves the judges and the courts rule on evidence obtained by the weaponized DOJ/FBI. The swamp bureaucracy writes regulations with the power of law. That’s the same group that crushed the Tea Party with the IRS for Obama.
Let’s face it – the Demonrats are pathological BULLIES and respond the same way BULLIES always respond when confronted ;) ( Wet pants brigade ;) )
really, you expect him to have a clue
Anybody ever notice that all of the members of Congress with single digit IQ’s all have a (D) after their name? Be careful, Guam may tip over any minute.
Booker is such a moron. And a racist, to boot.
He is also the poster boy for all affirmative action failures
The term democrat removes any charge of racism by their media. If you don’t believe it, you’re a racist.
Obviously, arithmetic wasn’t his strong suit in school.
Neither was any other subject.
I thought “Farticus” was Swalwell.