Sometimes we point out anti-gun people and those on the political left not being able to do math or even arithmetic. But, as I have pointed out before, it’s worse than that. It’s numbers they have trouble with:
Terry McAuliffe (D) called for gun control. McAuliffe called for more background checks and ending “gunshow loopholes.” McAuliffe said 93 million people are a victim of gun violence a day.
“This is not what today is about but there are too many guns on the street,” the governor said Wednesday morning. “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”
“It’s not just about politicians, we worry about all of our citizens,” he said.
“Why are you bringing it up? People are going to criticize that you are bringing up gun control at this time?” a reporter asked.
“I’m talking about it today. This is a very serious issue,” he replied.
McAuliffe repeated the 93 million number once more before he was corrected by reporters.
“With 93 million people a day it’s just something,” McAuliffe said before reporters jumped in.
Even if you give McAuliffe some serious slack and let him get away with saying he really meant 93 per day then he is including suicides and legal shootings by police and private individuals protecting innocent life. This is deliberate deception on his part.
When someone is anti-gun then numbers, arithmetic, and math, not to mention constitutional law and political philosophy, are a threat to what is really important to them. That is their delusions and their desire to control other people.
The reason for the misuse of numbers is simple. 93 MILLION is an impressive number, while plain old 93 is not sufficient to stir the people to action. Go big or go home, and this guy learned at the feet of Bill Clinton himself, and Hillary Rodham herself.
Maybe he thinks the 93 million people come from all 57 states…….