What is he talking about?!
While discussing gun control during Tuesday’s democratic debate, Joe Biden said that guns have killed 150 million Americans since 2017.
That’s almost half the U.S. population!
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No one on the stage corrected Biden’s inaccurate “math.”
View the stunning gaffe moment below:
The comments came as Bernie Sanders and Biden debated over gun control.
Newsweek covered Biden's statements and puts his gaffe into perspective with deaths from military conflicts:
"150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability," Biden added. "More than all the wars including Vietnam from that point on."
Data from the National Archives indicates that 58,220 U.S. soldiers were killed during the Vietnam War. Roughly over 7,000 U.S. soldiers were killed in action during military actions in the Middle East, according to the Department of Defense.
With the U.S. Census Bureau reporting a population of 327.2 million people in the country in 2018, Biden's figure would equate to approximately one half of the current U.S. population being killed by gun violence since 2007.
Biden's campaign later confirmed to CNN that Biden had mistakenly mentioned the wrong number.
"Biden campaign tells [CNN economic policy reporter] @KatieLobosco he misspoke when he said "150 million" people have been killed since a Sanders vote in "2007" (2005) to shield gunmakers from certain liability -- the campaign says he meant to refer to *150,000* people killed in firearm homicides since then," tweeted CNN reporter Daniel Dale.
Those with sharp ears quickly heard the astonishing claim.
Bill O'Reilly was one of the first to call out Biden as well as the other candidates who didn't say a word:
This isn't Biden's first sketchy comment about guns and gun control.
Biden recently claimed that the Founders said, "Not everyone is able to have a gun and you can't have any weapon you want."
Has he read the Second Amendment?!
Breitbart immediately fact-checked Biden's claim:
CLAIM: During the Wednesday night CNN town hall Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden claimed the Founding Fathers did not intend for “everyone” to own guns.
VERDICT: False. The purpose of the Second Amendment was to be sure the citizens at large were armed in order to defend their lives and liberty.
Biden began his comments by suggesting that “no amendment is absolute,” adding, “None of you can stand up on the First Amendment, free speech, and yell ‘fire’ in here [or] you’ll be arrested.”
He then transitioned to Second Amendment rights, saying, “From the very beginning the Founder[s] said, ‘Not everyone is able to have a gun and you can’t have any weapon you want.'”
Contrary to Biden’s claims, the purpose of the Second Amendment was to be sure the citizens at large were armed in order to defend their lives and liberty. Moreover, the Founding Fathers wanted broad gun ownership in order to give teeth to the militia, should it have to be called together. This is why the phrases “well-regulated militia” and “the right to keep and bear arms” compliment each other, rather than cancel out one another, in the text of the Second Amendment.
Watch Biden's false claim below: