Gun control lie-a-palooza: Biden recycles phony background check stat on ‘Morning Joe’ [video]

As the Senate prepares to consider gun control measures, Vice President Joe Biden joined the “Morning Joe” panel for honest and well-reasoned debate.

Nah, just kidding. Uncle Joe trotted out the false and repeatedly debunked statistic that 40 percent of gun purchases occur without a background check. It’s the Left’s favorite gun control lie: “We know roughly 40 percent of the guns sold in America have no background check.”

Biden went on to decry the NRA’s “disinformation.” No one on the panel challenged Biden’s disinformation, natch.

It’s closer to 11 percent.

This is what desperation looks like.


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  • JustLikeAnimals

    Joe Biden, the national arbiter of truth, proving once again that if you repeat a lie long enough, you become a pathological liar.

  • Tangchung

    Biden Lies? No kidding I bought his 1961 Archmere HS yearbook yesterday. Guess what he never played HS baseball as claimed.

    • TugboatPhil

      He was busy on the shotgun team (double barrel division)

  • TocksNedlog

    Joe plagiarized that 40% figure from some other liar.

    • Jason Call

      Piers Morgan?

  • $45875941

    40%, 99.9%? What difference, at this point in time, does it make anyway?! (sarc)

  • CatHerder

    Shotgun Joe could fertilize a field by talking to it. No surprises here.

  • Ed Hamilton

    I would have to ask him………Joe, if these transactions aren’t recorded any where how do you come up with the 40% number?

    • NRPax

      Because “you’re a racist!” Also, “Shut up!”

      Does that help answer your question?

      • jpcrotser

        Perfectly. (:

        • NRPax

          I was afraid of that.

  • jpcrotser

    It’s funny how hard they keep pushing “Mandatory BG Checks, Not Gun Registration” today, but come tomorrow, they will push for “Mandatory Registration, Not Confiscation.” Then what? I wasn’t born yesterday! #ColdDeadHands

  • jpcrotser

    Interesting how the left would associate my constitutional rights with racism, but then again, stranger things have happened.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    …Still awaiting UPDATE:New York Gun Laws FAIL, Erie county man suing over wrongful Gun confiscation…. C.M.P.L.O.L.’ing! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Biff Sarin

    40% is a figure rounded up from the 35.6% figure taken from a study done in 1994 BEFORE the NICS system was even put into place!

  • neoface

    Who do we have running the country? Dumb and dumber!!!!!

  • lainer51

    I would rather chew nails than watch that old coot spew his lies. Who the hell elected this joker? Oh wait, that’s right, the low-information (dumbass) voters.

  • littleones

    Someone tell Mika that last night, over on just plain ol’ N-B-C, the folks on ‘Revolution’ were shooting the crap out of everybody.