If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes fact. The statistics don't matter as much as the message....if it's on TV (or the internet) it has to be true. Most people will never second guess it. We defenders of RKBA will question it, and the ANTIs will spout it....but the vast majority of the public is apathetic, so they will be swayed by what ever they hear the most often.
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth. Mut most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
NRA Life Member, SAF contributor.