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Washington Post Gets Fingerprints and things Wrong
Gun Watch ^ | 26 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 04/27/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT by marktwain

The Washington Post printed some errors in its reporting on gun law.  So, what else is new?   That was my first reaction.   It has happened so often with the old media, I simply noted it and shrugged.

A couple of hours later, I decided it was worth reporting on, so I went back to the original article, and they had been corrected!   This shows that the power of the new media is growing.   I did not make a snap shot of the original error.  Here is what the post put up as notice of correction:

(CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect the following: the fingerprinting requirement was only removed for license renewals, not all licenses; guns are explicitly allowed, with written authorization from the appropriate official, at certain school-related locations, not on the premises.)
The comments on the article quickly noted the errors, which to be fair, were likely simply passed on by the Post from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, which is another old media institution that has been thoroughly smug in its anti-second amendment attitudes.   One of the commenters, reg241, quickly caught one of the errors:
 You are still finger printed when getting a license in Georgia, the new law for no finger printing is for renewing.
TheGunmother challenged them:
 That is not what the article says. Furthermore, some states that do not require fingerprinting have reciprocity with states that do. Automobiles have more stringent record keeping and requirements than CC and you can't drive a car into a bar. So quit comparing the death rate to drunk drivers.
Then darthjasper confirmed that the error had been made:

 To quote the HB 60: "Section 1.7 (c) Fingerprinting. Following completion of the application for a weapons carry license or the renewal of a license, the judge of the probate court shall require the applicant to proceed to an appropriate law enforcement agency in the county or to any vendor approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for fingerprint submission services with the completed application."

This may shock you but sometimes reporters are simply wrong.

 It is worth while to read the comments, because the level of ignorance and arrogance on the other side has to be witnessed to be understood.   Yes, most of those who support turning the second amendment into a meaningless asterisk in history books really are that ignorant and arrogant.

It is nice to see the Post correct their error so quickly.   There is evidence that the Post is starting to turn away from their condescending attitude toward gun ownership.

I look forward to more evidence of the same.

©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; georgia; guncontrol; washingtonpost
It is possible that the Post is slowly turning away from its disinformation campaign. It is under new ownership.

I do not see much hope for the New York Times.

1 posted on 04/27/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I’m in Georgia and have been to the trough 4 times for CCWs. Every time, I had to visit the local LE agency for fingerprinting and background check off before submitting the final paperwork. The first three even had my thumbprint on them IIRC. The newer ones are holographed versions and look like a drivers license with photo, actually.

2 posted on 04/27/2014 7:09:40 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

On a related topic, wife and I were discussing Governor Deal’s recent signing of gun legislation here in Georgia. We laughed about what a cow Cynthia Tucker (erstwhile AJC editor race bigot) is having along with the other Mothers against Guns girls (whatever cringing victim mother victim name they call themselves).....

We laughed because Deal did it up near where we live in Ellijay....he stuck out his middle finger to Atlanta, the AJC and those hysteric new anti-gun ho’s....we laughed, and we laughed.

3 posted on 04/27/2014 7:14:14 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: marktwain

Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper

Jeffrey P. Bezos, the next owner of The Washington Post, says he doesn’t have all the answers for what’s ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy. But he says he’s eager to start asking questions and conducting experiments in the quest for a new “golden era” at The Post.

In his first interview since his $250 million purchase of The Post was announced in early August, Bezos said his basic approach to operating the business will be similar to the philosophy that has guided him in building from a start-up in 1995 to an Internet colossus with $61 billion in sales last year.

“We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient,” he said. “If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too.”

4 posted on 04/27/2014 7:18:49 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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