REPORT: Washington Post gives Booker three ‘Pinocchios’ for claim on toy guns

MAY 13, 2019

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In a fact check on presidential candidate Cory Booker’s claim that toy guns are more regulated than real firearms, the Washington Post gave him three “Pinocchios” for being misleading.

The New Jersey senator made the assertion as he touted his gun control plan, which includes federal gun licensing, an “assault weapons” ban, and universal background checks.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Nowadays, there is more regulation over toy guns than real ones. While medicine, children’s toys, and any number of other consumer products are subject to regulation by the federal government, firearms are exempt,” Booker’s campaign explained.

The Post fact-checker said gun manufacturers are subject to numerous laws and can be sued if their weapons malfunction. Gun manufacturers, however, cannot be sued if their products are used in criminal acts.

Former Parkland student David Hogg also repeated the claim:

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