Skip to comments.Fluff and Falsehoods in MSNBC Gun Control Segment
Posted on 06/12/2018 9:34:52 AM PDT by rktman
Rather than hard-hitting journalism, weekend MSNBC anchor Joy Reid routinely allows soft answers and vague replies from her liberal guests. An interview on Sunday was no exception when the AM Joy host asked Democrat Lucy McBath, congressional candidate for Georgias 6th district, questions about her stance on gun control.
After being asked how exactly she would, as a member of Congress, prevent gun violence, McBath argued that the tragic death of her son in a shooting gives me a lot of credibility to really be able to speak very concretely to this crisis. However, she failed to talk very concretely.
Reid, in response, had to read off her platform planks, which included background checks, a minimum age for purchases, and limits on concealed carry. No questions were asked about how these measures could have prevented any recent acts of gun violence. In the next breath, however, Reid mentioned: we've seen in Florida the agriculture commissioner have to admit that they failed to do thousands and thousands and thousands of background checks because the administrator apparently couldn't get into the computer. As explained by the NRA-ILA, this is a blatant misrepresentation of the facts.
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Watched a little Morning Slow this morning - doing what Anthony Scaramucci wittily calls “hate viewing.” Slow not happy and looking like a dark cloud. Pompous a-hole.
Where their talking points/messaging come from:
From the NRA-ILM link above:
DATE: June 9, 2018
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President
The media isn’t getting it right and anti-gun Democrats don’t want to get it right — for some, it’s all about attacking a candidate for political reasons. This issue is extremely important to all firearms owners and license holders. Truth and facts matter, so here is what really happened.
The Division of Licensing under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) did, in fact, do background checks on applicants for licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms.
Background checks were done through FCIC (Florida Criminal Information Computer system) and NCIC (National Criminal Information Computer system — the national FBI fingerprint data base) and they also did a NICS check (National Instant Check System), which is the name-based background check system.
The NICS system is the same system used by retail firearms dealers to do background checks when a person buys a firearm.
ALL THREE BACKGROUND CHECKS WERE DONE.
During the time the employee failed to do her job, approximately 350,000 applicants for carry licenses were processed. Of those 350,000, 365 had a disqualifier based on the NICS background check.
The employee should have uploaded those 365 into the internal computer system to stop the processing of those applications. She did not. So those 365 applicants got their licenses anyhow.
Although they got their licenses to CARRY firearms, they still would not have been allowed to purchase a firearm from a firearms dealer because the same NICS background check would have been performed by a dealer and would have stopped them from purchasing a firearm.
A license to carry does not exempt a person from the background check required when you purchase a firearm. The license ONLY exempts a license holder from the 3-day waiting period.
When the Division discovered the problem, the employee was let go. The Division then ran new background checks on all 365 applicants who initially had NICS name-based disqualifiers. Of those 365, 74 were cleared and 291 still had disqualifiers, so their licenses to carry firearms were immediately suspended.
THOSE ARE THE FACTS. The facts don’t fit narrative being pushed by the anti-gun political opponents of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, who is a candidate for Governor.
Feel free to forward this Alert to family members, friends and fellow sportsmen and firearms owners.
Honey, the death of your son, while tragic, confers on you ZERO credibility on this issue. In fact, to the degree your emotionalism clouds your judgment, you are the WORST person to be making objective decisions.
>>In the next breath, however, Reid mentioned: we’ve seen in Florida the agriculture commissioner have to admit that they failed to do thousands and thousands and thousands of background checks because the administrator apparently couldn’t get into the computer. As explained by the NRA-ILA, this is a blatant misrepresentation of the facts.
Reid is lying. I live in FL and have a CWL. I bought a new gun a few months ago and the state system had crashed and I had to wait more than 24 hours for it to come up and approve the purchase.
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