FAKE NEWS: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Pushes False Story About Buying AR-15 Without ID, Then Lies About It

Trump is right about one thing:  CNN is FAKE NEWS

On Tuesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo retweeted the account of one @usaphotodude quoting a reporter named Cody Davis. The tweet stated, “I was able to buy an AR-15 in five minutes. I’m 20 and my ID is expired.”

There’s only one huge problem: that never happened. The article itself states, “After [the sales representative] walked me through the paperwork, all five pages of it [and before I was asked for ID], 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.”

In other words, the guy couldn’t buy the gun without ID and a proper background check, as per federal law.

But that’s not what Cuomo tweeted out.

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Chet Cannon

@Chet_Cannon
Hey, @ChrisCuomo from CNN. Saw the article you retweeted: “I WAS ABLE TO BUY AN AR-15 IN 5 MINUTES”

Did you see the part where he admits to neither filling out the necessary paperwork (which would initiate the background check) NOR purchasing the AR-15? Weird.

Then when called on it, Cuomo tweeted, “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.”

Which, of course, is not the point [and is another lie because he had not yet produced the ID]. The point is that Cuomo tweeted out false information. National Review’s Charles Cooke pointed that out:

21 Feb

Christopher C. Cuomo

@ChrisCuomo
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 law requires and makes judgments about whom to sell to. Point is the system should be better https://twitter.com/chet_cannon/status/966176686931959813

Charles C. W. Cooke

@charlescwcooke
The point is that the kid lied about buying a gun that he didn’t, and that you are now lying too.

6:59 AM – Feb 21, 2018
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Cuomo responded by misdirecting to an unrelated topic:

Christopher C. Cuomo

@ChrisCuomo
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? https://twitter.com/charlescwcooke/status/966281123348320257

7:23 AM – Feb 21, 2018
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To which Cooke responded:

Charles C. W. Cooke

@charlescwcooke
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. https://twitter.com/ChrisCuomo/status/966287150688989184

7:52 AM – Feb 21, 2018
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21 Feb

Charles C. W. Cooke

@charlescwcooke
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. https://twitter.com/ChrisCuomo/status/966287150688989184

Charles C. W. Cooke

@charlescwcooke
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 . . .

7:59 AM – Feb 21, 2018
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21 Feb

Charles C. W. Cooke

@charlescwcooke
Replying to @charlescwcooke
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 . . .

Charles C. W. Cooke

@charlescwcooke
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.

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So, as usual, a gun control-pushing member of the mainstream media lied about the facts, then lied when confronted about it. But these are the supposed objective sources of truth to whom we are supposed to look for unbiased information.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/27394/fake-news-cnns-chris-cuomo-pushes-false-story-ben-shapiro#

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