Overstating Problem: Rangel on Assault Weapons

Rep. Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.) uses inaccurately high numbers to advance his position on gun legislation.

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Slippery Slope: ‘Full-scale confiscation’ of guns

When the campaign manager for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell implies that a supposed federal gun registry will lead to government seizure of weapons, he is employing a slippery slope argument.

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Overgeneralization: Weapons ban exemptions

An email from TeaParty.net makes a false claim that “all government officials” would be exempt in Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D., Calif.) proposed assault weapons ban.

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Overgeneralization: Child Homicides in U.S.

Mark Kelly, whose wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded in an Arizona shooting, oversteps the available evidence with a claim about the number of worldwide child deaths caused by guns.

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Data Out of Context: 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Studies

To support their positions on gun laws, both NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) cherry pick data from studies of the 1994 assault weapons ban.

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Red Herring: Federal Gun Registry

When NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre talks about a federal registry for guns, he is employing a red herring.

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Out of Context: Karen Finney ‘Crazy’ vs. Wayne LaPierre

MSNBC host Karen Finney takes out of context NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre’s comment about putting armed police officers in the nation’s schools.

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Ad Hominem: MSNBC Commentators vs. Wayne LaPierre

When MSNBC’s Karen Finney and Eugene Robinson attack NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre instead of his proposal to put armed police officers in the nation’s schools, they are employing an ad hominem attack.

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Out of Context: NRA vs. Obama on Armed School Guards

A web video by the National Rifle Association takes out of context President Obama’s comments on the NRA’s proposal “to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation.”

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