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.”
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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.
Attorney Jason Roberge fired back, “Why isn’t he wearing a mask to cover up all those lies?”
Redstate columnist Buzz Patterson swiftly replied.
“Uhh, this isn’t true,” he wrote. “Your staffers suck.”
“It’s never too late to stop lying,” tweeted political commentator Jim Treacher.
Podcast host Benny Johnson wrote, “Countdown to groveling apology to all veteran groups in 3 … 2 … 1 …”
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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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.
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.”
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.