BOOM: White House Leaves Out Key Gun Fact… Reporter Makes Them Pay BIG Time

At a Jan. 4 press conference, President Barack Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, exclaimed that “30,000 gun deaths in America” was enough evidence for the administration to push past Congress to establish laws to combat gun violence.

“Thirty thousand gun deaths in America every year. Twenty thousand children under the age of 18 have been killed by a firearm over the last decade. Hundreds of law enforcement officers that have been shot and killed over the last decade. And in the face of all these statistics, what’s Congress done?” Earnest asked.

However, Earnest’s efforts backfired when Emily Miller, a reporter for WTTG and author of the book “Emily Gets Her Gun,” noted that 20,000 of those deaths were due to suicide.

In a Twitter post, Miller stated: “White House says 30,000 annual “gun deaths.” FACT: FBI says 8,124 homicides by gun. CDC cites 21,175 suicide by gun.”

Following a slew of tweets in which Miller noted key gun fact statistics, including a statement that said no gun control measures have ever reduced gun violence, Miller’s followers chimed in to support the reporter.

Quoting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers, Jesse Sweeney posted a CDC statistic which explained that residents of the United States only have a 0.00010256410256% chance of death by a gun.

“1,712 in a society of 312 million people” are victims of gun violence, it noted.

The post reaffirmed that 60 percent of all gun violence crimes are suicides, compared to the 33 percent of gun violence crimes that are homicides. Of these 33 percent, 80 percent of the crimes were gang-related.

Earnest has not yet responded to Miller’s fact checks, but one can be sure that Obama is not too pleased with Miller’s revelations.

H/T BizPac Review

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