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    Myths

    LIE: The Pigford settlement for minority farmers is a massive fraud

    TRUTH: The U.S. government is paying a settlement for discriminating against minority farmers

    LIE: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is outdated

    TRUTH: Events surrounding the 2012 election showed the Voting Rights Act is still needed

    LIE: States covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act are discriminated against unfairly

    TRUTH: States singled out by the Voting Rights Act have a history of racial discrimination

    LIE: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional

    TRUTH: The Voting Rights Act draws its authority from the 15th Amendment

    LIE: The federal government doesn’t currently perform background checks on gun purchasers

    TRUTH: The federal government does background checks for guns bought from licensed dealers

    LIE: Private citizens are already generally prohibited from owning assault weapons

    TRUTH: The assault weapons ban expired in 1994

    LIE: The assault weapons ban proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2013 would outlaw most handguns

    TRUTH: Dianne Feinstein’s 2013 proposal would have outlawed assault pistols