ABC News widely criticized for report on children and guns

Manipulating statistics and scenarios with children and guns, ABC's 20/20 tried to convince viewers Friday [January 31, 2014] there is an epidemic of firearms accidents in the country, but reaction to the many inaccuracies in the report was swift.

Radio host Dana Loesch produced this blistering video response, Cortney O'Brien fired back in this column and this piece by The Blaze focuses on the misleading statistics.

"So many children dying in accidental shootings," proclaims ABC News' Diane Sawyer even though accidents involving children 14 and under have declined by 28 percent in the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On the NSSF Blog, NSSF President Steve Sanetti noted how industry's Project ChildSafe program has been working to help prevent access to loaded firearms by children and how just last week the Orange County Sheriff's Department used the program to promote firearm safety education to youth and adults in the communities it serves.

Not surprisingly, the ABC 20/20 segment never mentioned Project ChildSafe and the 36 million gun locks it has provided free of charge to gun owners or the more than 60 million gun locks manufacturers have provided with new guns sold.


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