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Fake News on gun regulation


National ReviewAnd when you saw these headlines you probably thought, “Wow, that seems extreme.” Has the House of Representatives really got rid of background checks? Are Republicans really intent upon putting firearms in the hands of the “severely mentally ill”? What fresh insanity is this!

And, given the way the headlines are written, you could be forgiven for drawing any one of those conclusions. But here’s the thing: None of them is true. Not at all. This was yet another sordid episode of The Press Is Having a Breakdown, coupled with a special installment of Celebrities Tweet Falsehoods Without Knowing It. Contrary to the AP’s suggestion, the background check system remains in place. Contrary to The Hill’s implication, the rule change in question did not repeal the limitations on the “severely mentally ill.” None of that happened.

Trying to coin the term "Fake News" to describe their political opposition was an amazingly awful mistep by the media.

This entry was published Sat Feb 18 10:57:38 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-02-18 10:57:38.0. [Tweet]

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