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Marco Rubio’s claim that Obama wants to ‘take away our guns’
According to Rubio, Obama’s gun plan after the San Bernardino shooting was: “Take away our guns.” That’s an odd statement, since Obama literally said during the announcement of his plan: “This is not a plot to take away everybody’s guns.”...in the statements Obama made on the day of the shooting and following days, Obama did not mention gun confiscation. On the day of the shooting, Obama said: “There are some steps we could take not to eliminate every one of these mass shootings, but to improve the odds that they don’t happen as frequently: common-sense gun safety laws, stronger background checks.”...The lack of context in Rubio’s point about recidivism places it in the realm of Two Pinocchios. However, his assertion that Obama’s gun-control plan is to “take away our guns” qualifies for Four Pinocchios. Gun confiscation or a buyback program is nowhere in Obama’s plan. Overall, we reward Three Pinocchios to Rubio’s latest campaign ad.READ MORE