CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tries Peddling False Report on Buying an “AR-15 in Five Minutes”

When liberals start tweeting fake news its time to put them in line. CNN’s Chris Cuomo tried just that on Tuesday after retweeting a post which quoted reporter Cody Davis.

The social media post stated, “I was able to buy an AR-15 in five minutes. I’m 20 and my ID is expired.”

The issue with this statement is that it never happened and the article, itself, admits this: “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.”

The reporter knew he wasn’t going to get away with buying the gun without a proper background check and ID, as the federal law requires, so he backed out of his attempt.

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However, Cuomo didn’t care to tweet the facts.

Chet Cannon didn’t let this bit of fake news go unnoticed, though, and after his lie was exposed Cuomo didn’t apologize,  “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.”

How sad is that? Never fear though, because another reporter made it clear what the real point is:

Charles Cooke stated,”The point is that the kid lied about buying a gun that he didn’t, and that you are now lying too.”

Once again Cuomo replies by trying to deflect:”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?”

Cooke didn’t back down:”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.”

“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 . . .”

“who are disgracefully lying about these children being ‘actors,’ that was beneath you. You know full well that I haven’t—and would never—say, or imply, or promote such a terrible lie, and to weasel your way into suggesting otherwise tells us all we need to know about you. Fin.”

This is just another example of the MSM trying to push their gun-control agenda by lying about what really occurs when you purchase a firearm. Moral of the story? Don’t trust the media on the facts about gun laws and regulations. Study it yourself.

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