False Categorical: Anti-Gun Laws ‘Always’ Lead to More Gun Violence

When Rep. Steve Stockman (R., Texas) makes a claim about anti-gun laws using the word “always,” he is creating a false categorical.

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Outdated Evidence: Obama on Gun Purchases and Background Checks

President Obama uses a statistic from a 1994 survey when he discusses the percentage of gun purchases made without a background check.

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Misleading Audio: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence vs. Barrow

A web ad by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence manipulates the sound from a campaign ad by Rep. John Barrow (D., Ga.) and adds ominous music to alter audience responses to Barrow’s message.

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Guilt By Association: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence vs. Barrow

A web ad by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence misleadingly intercuts one of Rep. John Barrow’s (D., Ga.) October 2012 campaign ads with December 2012 footage from the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

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Ad Hominem: NRA ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ vs. Obama

A TV ad by the National Rifle Association employs an ad hominem attack when it labels President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for supposedly sending his children to a school that employs armed guards. Sidwell Friends School, a Quaker school in the nation’s capital, confirms that it does not employ armed guards.

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