Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gun Owners Misfire: More Bogus Claims on Health Care Reform

The intrepid fact-checkers over at PolitiFact have found a real whopper. Did you know that "ObamaCare" will take away your gun rights?

No? Well, fear not, dear Sooners, because it's fear-mongering by people who should know better.

Here's the PolitiFact story:
The Gun Owners of America has recently taken aim at an unlikely subject: health care reform.

In the last few weeks, GOA has sent out several action alerts to members criticizing the health care reform bill that passed the Senate Finance Committee last week. The bill, authored by Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., was supported by all of the committee's Democrats, as well as Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine. It will now be merged with another Senate health care bill and go to the full Senate.

On Oct. 9, 2009, the day before the Finance Committee began voting on amendments to the Baucus bill,
GOA sent an alert to members titled, "ObamaCare Could be Used to Ban Guns in Home Self-Defense." We examined the claim
and found little to back it up. We rated the claim False.

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