White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest prepped the media Monday for President Obama’s Tuesday morning speech laying out his list of executive actions intended to reduce gun violence. The statistics, said Earnest, are alarming.
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) January 4, 2016
Hearing the statistics on gun-related deaths is alarming, but Emily Miller of FOX5 News in Washington, D.C., and author of “Emily Gets Her Gun,” reminds followers that not all gun-related deaths are homicides, which is likely what one pictures with the numbers coming out of cities like Baltimore and Chicago. Who knows how many people the vice president has killed by blindly firing a shotgun into the darkness from his front door?
Note White House spokesman always cites "30,000 gun deaths" a year but doesn't say that includes 20,000 suicide. https://t.co/0q1zBxaHkY
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) January 4, 2016
— Keith O'Brien (@KeithUMP) January 4, 2016
— #NeverTrump Patriot (@BenWilhelm1230) January 4, 2016
@EmilyMiller they also don't take out justifiable homicide. It doesn't fit their story that guns are unsafe. Safer than cars by a long shot
— Philip Park (@PhilipPpark) January 4, 2016
@EmilyMiller Maybe the White House will be happier if suicides were done in head on crashes with other cars.
— John Richards (@John__Richards) January 4, 2016
— Diana (@bonniebeagle) January 4, 2016
— andthenwhat? (@NWcarol28) January 4, 2016
Stolen? Purchased at gun shows via the gun show loophole and then stolen, most likely.
— greg clark (@macofromoc) January 4, 2016
@EmilyMiller How does this guy sleep at night?
— teejk (@teejk2) January 4, 2016
— Gary R (@GaryDolphins) January 4, 2016
— Scott Evans (@COScottEvans) January 4, 2016
— sd_doubled (@ijustdontknow66) January 4, 2016