Notorious blowpig and dissembler Michael Moore lies about guns. In other words, water is wet, the sky is blue and the sun rises in the east. Excerpt:
“One’s guns must be stored at a licensed gun club or government-regulated gun storage facility,” Moore said. “Believing that having a gun in your home provides you with protection is an American myth. People who die from a home invasion make up a sad but minuscule .04% of all gun murders in the US. And over a third of them are killed by their own gun that the criminal has either stolen or wrestled from them.”
PolitiFact found several issues with this talking point and first noted that the term “home invasion” is not used in all crime tracking systems. Also, if the term is used, there is no universal standard for how it is applied and so is often reclassified under other crimes the suspects committed during the home invasion, such as robbery, assault, etc.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Bureau of Investigation both track homicides across the country but do not have distinct categories for home invasion homicides.
A 2010 study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics did find home invasion homicides to be rare, with approximately 0.0004 percent of all household burglaries ending in homicide. However, this statistic is actually 10 times less than the 0.04 percent that Moore claimed in his post.
The study did not specify whether or not a firearm was used in the homicides, and statistician Shannan Catalano said she was not aware of a statistic to back up Moore’s claim that one third of all people killed during home invasions were killed with their own gun.
It’s baffling why Moore even bothers to make public statements at all anymore; it’s even more baffling why anyone bothers to repeat what he says. The man is a serial liar; he doesn’t even have a nodding acquaintance with personal integrity.
But it’s worse than that; in the Facebook (worst noise-to-signal ratio on the internet; no wonder Moore uses it) post cited, Moore makes the argument that the Second Amendment should be repealed.
Let’s set aside for the moment that I have greater odds of spontaneously teleporting to Jupiter than Moore does of seeing the Second Amendment repealed. Moore’s stance on this issue – and almost every other issue that he bloviates about – reveal his penchant for totalitarianism. He hasn’t met a fundamental human right he wouldn’t love to see trampled.
To Moore, I can only say this: Fuck off, liar.