The New York Times is being absolutely pilloried on Twitter for putting out a blatant lie about the NRA convention and the gun laws its observing, all for the sake of getting their smug arrogant readers to smirk at gun-owners.
From the Federalist:
In a scathing editorial this morning, the New York Times editorial board excoriated the National Rifle Association (NRA) for banning all working weapons from its annual convention in Nashville this weekend:
Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association’s convention opening on Friday in Tennessee, and not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot. After all the N.R.A. propaganda about how “good guys with guns” are needed to be on guard across American life, from elementary schools to workplaces, the weekend’s gathering of disarmed conventioneers seems the ultimate in hypocrisy.
There’s only one problem: this claim is blatantly false. It is a complete lie. There is no ban, NRA-instituted or otherwise, on the carrying of working weapons at the NRA convention in Nashville this year.
Contrary to the claims of the New York Times editorial board, anyone who is licensed to carry in the state of Tennessee — including those with carry permits from states that have a reciprocity agreement with Tennessee — may carry working, loaded weapons at the convention in accordance with state and local laws. The removal of firing pins from display guns is a commonplace practice for most gun shows.
People were quick to correct the idiots, but it seems pretty clear that it was on purpose:
A half hour ago, they issued a correction, but they screwed that up too!
@Sulliview not completely. It still makes it sound like the NRA banned guns in part of the convention. That's false.
— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) April 10, 2015
Looks like we better lock and load because the media is gonna go all out in order to defeat conservatives and their causes this cycle.