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June 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

June 12, 2009

Q: Did Obama issue a policy that "no U.S. serviceman can speak at any faith-based public event"?

A: This claim in a chain e-mail is false. Army officials say there has been no change in policy regarding "faith-based" events. And the event the e-mail refers to wasn't a "faith-based" one.

Q: Would Senate bill 2099 put a yearly $50 tax on each privately owned firearm?

A: There is no such bill. A chain e-mail containing bogus claims refers to a bill that died more than eight years ago.

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