Dana Loesch is out of a job now that NRA TV is shuttered, but she’s still telling ridiculous lies for the NRA. On Fox News, she spouted a statistic so utterly ridiculous that all you can do is point and laugh at her. The audacity it takes to make this claim is massive.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): When it comes to guns, Dana, I was surprised they weren’t saying ban all guns, which I was expecting, but there is huge pushback.
DANA LOESCH (FORMER NRA SPOKESPERSON): Well, and Brian, it’s good to talk with you, they kind of did. Whenever they talk about confiscation, whenever they mention it, it’s always mandatory buybacks. That’s like the word olympic salad, that people like Cory Booker and some of the other — what [Eric] Swalwell, I think he’s at 1% now I guess — that that’s the language that they use whenever they talk about confiscation, because confiscation is a nasty word. But what’s even nastier is how out of touch all of these candidates are with their own voters. There was a Gallup poll just last week, I’m sure you all saw it, that showcased the number one priority for Americans right now is illegal immigration. They think of that as a huge security issue. At the very bottom of that list, registering at just 0.5% of respondents was concerns for gun control. In fact, Gallup even rounded it up so that it would be 1%. So let me put this even — in even more perspective for everyone. There are more people who think that 9/11 was an inside job than actually, according to the latest polling, want gun control. The Washington Post had a piece that showed more people believe the moon landing was fake than actually want gun control. These people are all fringe, these candidates.
But what they consider most important at the moment has nothing to do with whether they support gun control, and when you ask that question support is very high. When asked if they support stricter gun control laws, 60% say yes. And that number has been very consistent over time.