Bloomberg spent $10 million on a Super Bowl ad that was a complete fabrication

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Far-left Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is an anti-gun radical. So, naturally, he ran a $10 million anti-gun Super Bowl commercial Sunday. The only problem is he gave misleading information about the subject of the ad and he cited incorrect data on gun-related deaths for children that included adults and suicides. Furthermore, he didn’t bother to mention the problems are suicides and gangs, not guns.

The ad focuses on the tragic life and death of George Kemp Jr. He was shot and killed in 2013. His broken-hearted mother narrates, followed by this statistic, “2,900 CHILDREN DIE FROM GUN VIOLENCE EVERY YEAR.”

GEORGE KEMP WAS NOT A CHILD AND THE DEATH WAS GANG-RELATED

Right off the bat, George Kemp was not a child, he was 20 years of age when he was killed. George Kemp died in a park where he met other men to settle a ‘personal matter.”

The confrontation was described as “gang-related” by a Texas appeals court, According to the court, “two groups of young men, most of them teenagers, had met that night for a fight.” Two of them, including an 18-year-old, Corey Coleman, fired the handgun rounds that struck Kemp. Coleman was convicted of murder and sentenced to 34 years in prison.

It wasn’t gun violence, it was gang violence.

THE PROBLEMS ARE GANGS AND SUICIDES, NOT GUNS

Also, the ad didn’t cite a source for its 2,900 statistics. Stephen Gutowski, the firearms policy reporter for the Free Beacon, stated that the figure appears to come from a study done by Everytown for Gun Safety.

‘Everytown’ is a radical gun control-centered nonprofit founded by Bloomberg.

Gutowski found that the study included 18 and 19-year-olds in its research, despite claiming the statistic was regarding the deaths of children. He found the figure was 51% of Bloomberg’s, but Reason had additional information, bringing it lower.

Reason‘ found it was 73% of the figure used by mini Bloomberg:

“According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FactCheck.org notes, the average number of firearm-related deaths involving Americans 17 or younger from 2013 through 2017 (the period used by Everytown for Gun Safety) was about 1,500, roughly half the number cited by Bloomberg. Furthermore, nearly two-fifths of those deaths were suicides, meaning the number of minors killed each year by “gun violence,” as that term is usually understood, is about 73 percent smaller than the figure cited in Bloomberg’s ad.”

The problem isn’t guns, it’s children killing themselves. An entirely different solution is needed.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Bloomberg is Boesky on steroids. The entire organization is geared towards ferreting out nonpublic and concealed information that Bloomberg and his gang trade on. Bloomberg News is a crime syndicate and not “business journalism.” Little Mike needs to be investigated, prosecuted and locked up for the rest of his life. He makes Boesky and Madoff look like amateurs.

  2. Nobody wants to take the steps that would actually reduce gang-related gun violence — the largest source of gun murders by far.

    Close our borders and expel those here illegally. This would also reduce a major source of illegal drug which figure in many gun crimes..
    Bring back ‘broken windows’ policing. Because it leads to dramatic reductions in the number of thugs carrying guns, this cuts gun murders. NYC reduced gun murders from almost 2400/year to under 400 from mid-1990s to 2005 or so with this one measure.
    Stop paying girls to have children only if they are unmarried. Boys who grow up without fathers as daily examples are MUCH more likely to be involved in violence.
    Follow guns involved in crime back to their source and lock up the violators who made it possible. Ditto investigating/prosecuting attempts to buy guns from legal sources by people who cannot legally have them. These crimes aren’t considered important by prosecutors (who runs for office on prosecuting what seem like minor gun violations?) but if they were stopped, much gun crime would be prevented.

    But since all of this would be called ‘racist’ by the people who most often are murdered by guns it has no chance of happening now. Maybe someday?

  3. WE SHOULD HAVE RED FLAG LAWS TO CONFISCATE CARS FROM PEOPLE WHO DRINK/DRUGS AND THERE SHOULD BE BACKGROUND CHECKS BEFORE ALCOHOL/DRUGS ARE SOLD
    Every day, 96 { NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)} people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve alcohol/drug-impaired drivers. In 2017 gun-related MURDERS in the U.S. were 39 per day.
    More than 300,000 people were injured in drunk driving crashes. 4 times more than 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries
    An estimated 241 people die from alcohol-related causes daily – 65 commit suicide buy gun daily, this makes alcohol the third leading PREVENTABLE cause of death in the United States.
    Seems to me that alcohol should be banned I DON’T LIKE BOOZE I DON’T DRINK AND I DO NOT CARE. THE FACTS ARE I WILL BE KILLED OR INJURED BY A DRUNK/DRUGGED DRIVER BEFORE I’M KILLED OR INJURED BY A GUN
    i’m not saying ban alcohol i’m saying only allow RESPONSIBLE persons have access to the dangerous drug booze. apply the same laws to booze as applied to firearms

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