Sally Kohn has a new piece up where she claims guns kill “10,000 kids per year.”
The source for the information, however, seems to be something Kohn heard from Ashleigh Banfield. Here’s her opener:
Recently, my CNN colleague Mel Robbins made a startling point. Robbins was on “Legal View” to discuss the case of an 11-year-old who shot and killed an 8-year-old neighbor when host Ashleigh Banfield noted that 10,000 children are killed by guns every year.
Too bad she didn’t bother to check if this was accurate or not because she’s off. By a lot.
Here’s former NYPD cop, radio host and Blaze contributor John Cardillo with the truth:
But it’s not just on the 10,000 number where she’s wrong. She also insinuates that gun deaths of kids younger than 18 are from accidents:
Time for a correction CNN: