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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Piers Morgan Gets His Stats Wrong on Virginia Crime

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is famous for saying if only Virginia had New York City's gun laws, New York City would be a safer place because, as he tells it, all those firearms used in crimes in New York come from Virginia.  Piers Morgan picked up the storyline during an appearance Tuesday night when Breitbart News' A.W.R. Hawkins was on the show and mentioned Virginia as an example of more guns equal less crime.  Morgan countered that Virginia had the highest murder rate in the country. Morgan's assertion was entirely false, according to the FBI's 2009 report on crime.

Cam Edwards and Tabitha Hale set the record straight on the August 14th edition of's Cam and Company, noting that while Richmond had a high number of murders in 2009 for cities with a population over 100,000, the current number is at 30 year lows.

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