After the mass shootings in Midland-Odessa in late August, Democratic state Rep. César Blanco of El Paso posted a series of four tweets citing gun violence statistics.
Here’s one of them: “Every 3 hours someone is killed with a gun in Texas.”
And another: “In Texas 3,139 people are killed a year with a gun.”
But were those tweets based on facts?
“That’s the source for most of this information, but we were able to verify it through other means as well,” Mekelburg says.
Listen to how Blanco’s claims scored in the player above.
Written by Caroline Covington.