There’s an old saying that, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
Presently, there is a bit of fiction sweeping through the media and left wing blogs pointing out supposed hypocrisy by the National Rifle Association.
The best we can tell, the lie seems to have originated with a woman who has become an expert at making fools out of the mainstream media, Shannon Watts of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action.
— Shannon (@shannonrwatts) April 6, 2015
Watts quoted some of an article in The Tennesseean by reporter Karen Grigsby that was factually accurate, if incomplete.
A multilevel security plan went into works not long after Nashville was chosen as the convention destination. All guns on the convention floor will be nonoperational, with the firing pins removed, and any guns purchased during the NRA convention will have to be picked up at a Federal Firearms License dealer, near where the purchaser lives, and will require a legal identification.
Watts then hinted that this amounted to a ban on guns—”The @NRA is all about #gunsense at their upcoming #Nashville convention”—and her hysterical followers and lazy media alike were both off to the races to claim that the National Rifle Association was being hypocritical.