“Guns are the #1 killer of kids in America,” the blow-dried, air-headed ideologue Newsom tweeted. “Not cancer. Not car crashes. Not drugs. GUNS.”
Fact check: false. That claim, also pushed by decrepit puppet President Biden, can only be substantiated if one counts 18 and 19-year-olds — legally adults, in other words — as “kids.”
Predictably, Newsom went on to criticize the Republican Party, claiming GOP lawmakers are not doing anything to stop the killings.
The claim arises from a May 26, 2022, FOX News report on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures showing firearm-related deaths of people aged 0-19 totaled 4,368 in 2020, while motor vehicle deaths for the same age range totaled 4,036.
Breitbart News did a custom search on those CDC numbers, limiting the category of “children” to those aged 0-17, i.e., those below voting age, and found that the data completely flipped. The number of firearm-related deaths for children aged 0-17 was 2,281 in 2020, while the number of motor vehicle deaths for the same age range was 2,503.
But there’s no political advantage in decrying motor vehicle deaths.