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More New York Times Fueled NRA Lies

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/04/12/rolling-stone-bad-press-nra-column/25673879/

The Times had editorialized that the NRA was a bunch of hypocrites because although attendees with gun permits were allowed to carry guns on the convention floor, those guns were actually neutered by having the firing pins removed: “Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association’s convention opening (last Friday) in Tennessee, and not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot. After all the NRA 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.”

A damning assertion of hypocrisy — except that it wasn’t even close to true. The only guns with firing pins removed were the display guns on the convention floor. In fact, several gun bloggers tweeted a photo of themselves carrying fully functional firearms from the press room, forcing The Times into an embarrassing — though still incomplete — correction. It was especially embarrassing because a simple check of the NRA website or The Tennessean would have revealed the truth. But The Times‘ editors saw a chance to score a cheap shot and got carried away in their excitement. (MSNBC got burned, too.)

The Government We No Longer Trust, Is Using More And More Dishonest Means To Entrap Honest Citizens – NYTimes.com

From time to time I can see the need for government to conduct undercover operations. But only in matters that really threaten our national interest. And only those interests that impact our life or liberty. But there are now at least 40 federal agencies conducting undercover operations with little to no oversight or accountability. Militarized agencies than can use this unfettered power to target political enemies and feather their own nests. This from a government that a significant majority of Americans no longer trusts.

From the New York Times:

The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.

via More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations – NYTimes.com.

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