(ConservativeSense.com) – On Wednesday, Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker claimed on an MSNBC interview (and on his Twitter page) that “more people in America… have died in my short lifetime due to gun violence than in every single one of our wars.” This is, of course, patently false. A similar claim was made in 2017 by Mike Bloomberg, which was easily disproven.
Every time another mass shooting event happens, it seems Democrats find new ways to push gun control rhetoric, even if it means making absurd statements, such as California Governor Gavin Newsom recently calling the Second Amendment a “suicide pact.” His statements were provoked by two massacres within a week of each other, one at Monterey Park and the other at Half Moon Bay, both of which left multiple people dead.
Booker’s claim is even more absurd. Not only do the numbers not add up, but he’s also including suicide deaths as deaths from “gun violence,” Even then, it’s a stretch to compare these numbers to war deaths.
Aside from his recent comments on gun violence and gun control, Booker is also calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen regulations on some of the largest New Jersey chemical plants. On Wednesday, he sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, citing the proximity of chemical plants to residences, schools, and parks, particularly in poor communities, as a serious danger.
Just a year ago, there was a major fire in Passaic, NJ, of a Majestic Industries plant housing plastics, pallets, and chlorine which spread to a nearby Qualco chemical plant. The Qualco plant housed millions of pounds of potentially hazardous chemical substances, including pool treatment supplies, disinfectants, and bleaching agents.
More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze for hours to keep it contained. Thankfully, no one was killed in the incident, although many firefighters suffered injuries.
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