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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Associated Press Distortions

And other daily occurrences ...

Does something strike you as misleading about this opening line in an Associated Press dispatch ("NY, NJ lawmakers want ammunition sales restricted") having to do with another attempt on the part of Democrats to restrict the right of the people to purchase ammunition?

"Ten days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would effectively ban people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online."

I'll help you.  It's a complete distortion of the truth.

The bill as introduced by gun banner Charles Schumer would force all sellers of ammunition on line to be licensed and to report all sales transactions that amount to a thousand rounds or more to the government.  Do you see anything in that that has to do with effectively "banning people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online"?

No.

It would be a law that would apply to ALL GUN OWNERS, not just the insane ones.

As usual, the gun banners can't separate out the law-abiding from the lawless.

Not even with the willful and shameful help of the Associated Press.

Shame on all of them.