Dem VA Gov McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence’

Wednesday in Alexandria, VA at a new conference about the shooting at a practice for the congressional baseball game, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) misspoke when he brought up gun violence.

Gov. McAuliffe said, “There are too many guns on the street. We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”

He was later corrected by a reporter.

Partial transcript as follows:

REPORTER: Do you think anything more needs to be done to protect politicians?

MCAULIFFE: Well let me say this. I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens. I have long advocated — this is not what today is about. There are too many guns on the street. We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. I’ve long talked about this. Background checks, shutting down gun show loopholes. It’s not for today’s discussion. It’s not just about the politicians. We worry about this every day for our citizens.

REPORTER: If it’s not the day for it why are you bringing it up?

MCAULIFFE: I talk about this every single day. This is a serious issue. Recently we just buried one of our great state troopers want a special agent with a wife and three young children, needless, senseless. We’ve got to look at this. I’m not going to get anywhere near the investigation. The FBI is leading this. This obviously, with 93 million people a day —

REPORTER: 93 million is a big number. Did you mean to say 93 million? Are you sure about that?

MCAULIFFE: 93 individuals a day.

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