Facing Possible Lawsuit, Gun Control Group Apologizes for Misinformation

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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Days after issuing a report on online firearm ads in Vermont, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety is walking back statements about “49 dealers” selling guns illegally and faces a possible lawsuit from Bobby Richards, “owner and operator of CrossFire Arms in Mount Holly.”

Bloomberg’s group has apologized for the misinformation.

According to The Washington Times, Everytown issued the following apology and correction:

A previous version of this report incorrectly stated that we identified 1,106 ad posted by unlicensed Vermont sellers offering firearms for sale. We inadvertently included 49 ads posted by licensed dealers in Vermont in this total. [The new] version of the report reflects data based on the updated total of 1,058 gun ads posted by unlicensed dealers.

This is not the first time a Bloomberg gun control group has been caught issuing incorrect numbers.

On December 13, Breitbart News reported that Everytown’s list of “100 school shootings” since Sandy Hook includes non-school shootings, shootings that did not occur, and accidental discharges of firearms which were legally possessed on campuses.

On September 6 Breitbart News reported that Ridgecrest, California Mayor Dan Clark said Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) used his name “illegally” when listing the number of mayors who supported their gun control push.  MAIG listed Clark as supporting their push for “Gun Violence Restraining Orders.”

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