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CNN’s Sally Kohn Gets Fact Checked on Column about 10,000 Children Killed with Guns

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As I’ve pointed out before, gun grabbers and hoplophobes are constantly lying in order to Buy All-American!

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  • Radio host John Cardillo read her column and pointed out that she was completely out to lunch, even providing her FBI crime statistics from 2014. According to the FBI crime statistics provided, 11,961 total homicides occurred in 2014. However, instead of the 10,000 number provided by Kohn, the real number of victims under 18 was only 1,085 for the entire year!

    He then followed up with this embarrassing tweet, which even if Kohn had multiplied the right number by twelve, she would have had a larger number.

    Her piece has now been updated with an editor’s note at the bottom and a correction:

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this opinion essay misstated the number of children killed every year by guns. 10,000 children are killed or injured by guns every year, according to American Academy of Pediatrics.

    While we all can make mistakes, and that could have occurred here, but given the attacks that come against guns and gun owners and the Second Amendment, one has to wonder if she knew better and only made her correction because someone called her out on it. Thankfully, at least she did correct the article and provide a correction. However, Kohn continues to push the narrative, “For sure, there’s no Second Amendment right to Easy-Bake Ovens. But the Second Amendment doesn’t mean we have to hand out guns like candy without reasonable safety precautions and regulations.”

    Currently, that doesn’t happen. There are a myriad of regulations regarding guns, but those regulations don’t make people follow them, they just criminalize them if they are caught. My goodness, anyone who has ever purchased a gun knows that Kohn doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

    Furthermore, it’s worse when she cites Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who said regarding the

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