Mother Jones claims to shoot down pro-gun claims, but just following the link to the known-bogus claim "40% of all legal gun sales... don't require background checks", the page doesn't appear to mention the statistic (I searched for the number 40 and the word "background"). I'm calling the whole article bullshit just based on that. But also, myth #7 supposedly shoots down the assertion that arms don't make women safer, and it doesn't even mention armed women. I remember when Mother Jones had some semblance of integrity. Or is that just another false memory of an alcohol-addled brain?

[Correction, the 1997 article is indeed the source of the 40% figure, according to the other link. However, the data was compiled before NICS checks were implemented by the FBI in 1998.]

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