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stated on October 25, 2023 in a post on X
“It is harder to buy Sudafed than an AR-15 in Maine.”
stated on August 21, 2023 in a campaign website
Jim Justice “supports banning sporting rifles for law-abiding citizens.”
stated on September 25, 2023 in an Instagram reel
"Trump just bought a handgun!”
stated on August 14, 2023 in a campaign email
A Democrat-sponsored bill proposes a “1,000% gun tax on most firearms.”
stated on August 28, 2023 in a Facebook post
“Shots fired T.L Hanna High School 1 seriously injured.”
stated on May 31, 2023 in una publicación de Facebook
“Arma que EE.UU. le dio a Ucrania es vista en manos de cártel”.
stated on May 10, 2023 in a CNN town hall
“Many of these teachers are soldiers, ex-soldiers, ex-policeman.”
stated on May 7, 2023 in remarks on CNN's "State of the Union"
“This year, there have been 13,000 deaths by gun violence. The vast majority, 95% of them, are in inner cities, where you have some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.”
stated on April 14, 2023 in a speech to the National Rifle Association
"In the 1960s, liberals emptied our psych wards."
stated on April 14, 2023 in a speech to the National Action Network
“One in 5 Americans has lost a family member to gun violence.”
stated on March 30, 2023 in an interview
Actions of the Tennessee state legislators who protested against gun violence were “at least equivalent” to the actions of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists.
stated on April 3, 2023 in a tweet
“The 5 states with the highest gun homicide rates in the nation all have loose gun laws” while “the 5 states with the lowest rates have some of the toughest laws.”
stated on March 31, 2023 in a segment on “The Ingraham Angle"
Video clip shows that protesters in Tennessee “made their way onto the state capitol floor.”
stated on March 28, 2023 in a speech
In the U.S., “you’re not allowed to own a machine gun.”
stated on March 28, 2023 in social media posts
The Nashville shooter was wearing different pairs of shoes before and after being killed.
stated on March 29, 2023 in an Instagram post
“The UK has had ZERO school shootings since” it changed its gun laws after a 1996 school shooting.
stated on March 28, 2023 in a screenshot shared on Facebook
Photo of person holding sign shows the shooter who killed six people at a Nashville, Tennessee, school.
stated on March 27, 2023 in a statement to the media
“Gun violence is the number one killer of children and teens — it has overtaken cars.”
stated on March 16, 2023 in a candidate's forum
On red flag laws.
stated on February 26, 2023 in an Instagram post
Rifles “were involved in 297 deaths” in the U.S. in 2022 and “constipation killed 2,167.”
Why Wesley Snipes and Kodak Black went to prison, but Hunter Biden likely won’t
By Jeff Cercone • June 23, 2023
La violencia armada es la principal causa de muerte entre las personas de 1 a 19 años
By Amy Sherman • April 3, 2023
No evidence of growing trend of trans radicalization or terrorism, experts say
By Grace Abels • March 31, 2023
¿Qué cuenta como un tiroteo masivo? La definición varía
By Maria Briceño • March 31, 2023
What counts as a “mass shooting”? The definition varies
By Maria Ramirez Uribe • February 14, 2023
Charlie Crist vs. Ron DeSantis: How months of digs and dubious claims size up
By Yacob Reyes • November 7, 2022
Verificando los hechos del único debate en Florida entre Val Demings y Marco Rubio para el Senado
By Yacob Reyes • October 19, 2022
The only Florida Senate debate between Val Demings and Marco Rubio, fact-checked
By Yacob Reyes • October 18, 2022
Ad Watch: Nikki Fried's ad bashes Charlie Crist's Republican past
By Yacob Reyes • August 4, 2022
Examining Japan's gun laws after Shinzo Abe assassination
By Sara Swann • July 25, 2022
What Illinois’ ‘red flag’ gun law means after the Highland Park shooting
By Hana Stepnick • July 12, 2022
PolitiFact Wisconsin 'High Five' for June 2022
By Madeline Heim • July 8, 2022
Gun safety ‘wrapped in a mental health bill’: A look at health provisions in the new law
By Victoria Knight • July 6, 2022
Evers-O-Meter update of Gov. Tony Evers campaign promises
By D.L. Davis • July 5, 2022
Why does federal law make it easier for 18-year-olds to buy AR-15s than handguns?
By Madison Czopek • July 1, 2022
What is the ‘boyfriend loophole,’ and how does the new gun law close it?
By Jon Greenberg • June 30, 2022
The history of the AR-15 and how it became a symbol of American gun culture
By Sara Swann • June 28, 2022
In Context: What Sarah Huckabee Sanders said about abortions and classroom safety
By Samantha Putterman • June 28, 2022
Congress passes historic bipartisan gun legislation: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
By Maria Ramirez Uribe • June 24, 2022
What is in the Senate’s gun legislation proposal after the Uvalde shooting?
By Maria Ramirez Uribe • June 15, 2022
Latest promises about Guns
Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
End the online sale of firearms and ammunition
Require background checks for all gun sales
Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
Expand national right to carry to all 50 states
Eliminate gun-free zones at schools and military bases
Reverse Barack Obama's 2016 gun executive order
Work to renew the assault weapons ban
Better enforce gun laws
Repeal law that limits the sharing of gun-tracing data