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Exploring Sen. Murphy’s Claim About ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’

Exploring Sen. Murphy’s Claim About ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’

By some counts, about 60% of U.S. counties are so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries,” which oppose gun laws that they claim are unconstitutional. But that does not necessarily mean that “60% of counties … are refusing to implement the nation’s gun laws,” as Sen. Chris Murphy claimed.

Q&A on Biden’s Gun Proposals

Q&A on Biden’s Gun Proposals

In a prime-time speech to the nation, President Joe Biden spoke about gun violence and his proposals to reduce it. Here, we answer common questions about some of the statistics the president cited and actions he proposed.

Biden Repeats False Claims at Gun Violence Meeting

Biden Repeats False Claims at Gun Violence Meeting

In remarks at a Feb. 3 gun violence prevention task force meeting, President Joe Biden repeated claims about gun rights and gun manufacturing that fact-checkers have previously found to be false.

Biden’s Numbers

Biden’s Numbers

Statistical measures of the president’s term to date.