EDC Faculty Member Anthony Fabio’s research used to fact check congressional member statement

Mar 29, 2018 | News

Donald Trump and members of Congress met Feb. 28 to discuss how to reduce gun violence at schools.

During the White House meeting, Republican Rep. John Rutherford of Florida said “stolen guns kill more people than guns that are bought legally.” There is no research to prove that. Rutherford’s office pointed to factcheck.org and a Washington Post story about a study on guns recovered by Pittsburgh police.

“There is no data in our study that would support that statement,” the study’s lead author, Anthony Fabio of the University of Pittsburgh, explained. Click here and here for more details.