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The Gun Debate

Facts on background checks, concealed-carry laws, U.S. gun homicide rate, stolen guns

Trump’s Misleading Gun Rhetoric

In a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress, President Donald Trump made false and misleading claims about his predecessors’ actions on gun control legislation and shootings in “gun-free zones.”

Trump’s Spin on Democratic Memo

The Republicans and Democrats on the House intelligence committee have now released competing memos on how the FBI and Department of Justice obtained court approval for surveillance of Carter Page, a former adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

NRA Chief’s Bogus Background Check Claims

In a speech to conservatives, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre distorted the facts when talking about the federal system for conducting background checks on prospective gun buyers.

In His Own Words: Trump on Russian Meddling

In a tweet about Russia’s interference in the 2016 president campaign, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election.”

Pence Repeats Debunked Russia Talking Point

Vice President Mike Pence falsely claimed that U.S. intelligence agencies came to the “universal conclusion” that Russia’s meddling had no impact on the election results.

Trump’s Power Puffery

At a meeting on international trade, President Donald Trump falsely claimed his policies have reduced the cost of electricity for U.S. businesses. In fact, electricity costs have increased in Trump’s first 10 months in office.

Trump’s Misleading DACA Boast

President Donald Trump makes a misleading comparison when he says his legislative proposal to make the DACA program permanent will “generously” cover “almost three times more people than the previous administration covered.”