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Debunking Nine Myths of the Gun-Control Debate – by Bloomberg View

January 2, 2013

As Vice President Joe Biden said during the 2008 campaign, “Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey.”

By Jeffrey Goldberg,

Myth No. 1: The extremism of the National Rifle Association and its chief executive officer, Wayne LaPierre, is hurting its cause.

Myth No. 2: President Barack Obama is going to confiscate your legally owned weapons.

Myth No. 3: There is no proposed gun-control measure that would make the U.S. safer.

Myth No. 9: Video games are the real culprit.

Read all nine, with supporting details at

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