Irrelevant Narrative: Senate testimony on shotgun defense

A witness at a Senate hearing on gun violence is employing Irrelevant Narrative when she relates a story about a woman who used a shotgun to protect herself from intruders. The shotgun she mentions would not be prohibited under the proposed assault weapons ban.

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Using Different Measures: Romney’s Jobs Record

Obama and Romney campaign aides use different yardsticks to measure job growth in Massachusetts during Mitt Romney’s tenure as governor.

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Rewriting History: Cruz on Reagan and Carter Policies

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) mischaracterizes regulation under President Jimmy Carter and spending under President Ronald Reagan.

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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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Outdated Evidence: Ryan on Debt

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), chair of the House Budget Committee, uses outdated numbers to project the federal debt.

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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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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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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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Outdated Evidence: Obama on Gun Purchases and Background Checks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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