NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Almost every week, we’ve tried to clear up the garble in Fact Check Friday on WCBS 880, with the help of factcheck.org, a nonpartisan non-profit part of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Today, our Wayne Cabot spoke with factcheck.org’s Rob Farley, who has been weighing rhetoric versus reality when it comes to guns in the wake of the massacre that left 20 students and six teachers and staff dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Is it true that there’s been a massive increase in gun sales recently?
“There has been,” Farley said. “There’s been a 64 percent increase in gun manufacturing between 2007 and 2011, during the Obama years. That’s a huge spike.”