On Tuesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo retweeted the account of one @usaphotodude quoting a reporter named Cody Davis. The tweet stated, “I was able to buy an AR-15 in five minutes. I’m 20 and my ID is expired.” There’s only one problem: that never happened. The article itself states, “After [the sales representative] walked me through the paperwork, all five pages of it, I told him I changed my mind and wanted to think more before I bought an AR-15. He told me it wasn’t a problem and listed the store hours if I wanted to come back. I then said thank you and walked back to my car.”
In other words, the guy couldn’t buy the gun without ID and a proper background check, as per federal law.
But that’s not what Cuomo tweeted out.
Hey, @ChrisCuomo from CNN. Saw the article you retweeted: “I WAS ABLE TO BUY AN AR-15 IN 5 MINUTES”— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) 21 de fevereiro de 2018
Did you see the part where he admits to neither filling out the necessary paperwork (which would initiate the background check) NOR purchasing the AR-15? Weird. pic.twitter.com/wLfaiKCqaM
When called on it, Cuomo tweeted, “Isn’t the point that the kid’s age and lack of ID wasn’t a deterrent? and this isn’t all gun shops. Place I bought my shotgun basically goes farther than the law requires and makes judgments about whom to sell to. Point is the system should be better.”
Which, of course, is not the point. The point is that Cuomo tweeted out false information. National Review’s Charles Cooke pointed that out:
Isn’t the point that the kid’s age and lack of ID wasn’t a deterrent? and this isn’t all gun shops. Place I bought my shotgun basically goes farther than law requires and makes judgments about whom to sell to. Point is the system should be better https://t.co/sL1j0hYtTg— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) 21 de fevereiro de 2018
The point is that the kid lied about buying a gun that he didn’t, and that you are now lying too.— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) 21 de fevereiro de 2018
Cuomo responded by misdirecting to an unrelated topic:
Lying? Look if you want to fight against background checks, make the case. Whether it is calling the kids actors or LYING about how no laws could stop the shootings...that is the bs to call out. 97% of people want better checks. Why fight that? https://t.co/YCLVyi5VT3— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) 21 de fevereiro de 2018
This isn’t a response. This is a straw man that has nothing to do with what I said to you, and nothing to do with the topic at hand. You promoted somebody who lied, and then you lied about why you did it. https://t.co/ofsxeo9iRf— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) 21 de fevereiro de 2018
It’s also a non sequitur, @ChrisCuomo. The debate at present is over whether to extend background checks to private sales, not over the existing FFL system that the kid you promoted would have gone through had he actually tried to buy a gun. As for the introduction of those . . .— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) 21 de fevereiro de 2018
So, as usual, a gun control-pushing member of the mainstream media lied about the facts, then lied when confronted about it. But these are the supposed objective sources of truth to whom we are supposed to look for unbiased information.
Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire, 22-2-2018
Este Cuomo é irmão do outro Cuomo, governador (Democrata) do Estado de Nova Iorque...