‘New York Times’ Kicks off Coverage of NRA Convention By Lying About It

The so-called “paper of record” is caught lying out its partisan rear end once again. This time as the National Rifle Association begins its annual convention this weekend, The New York Times kicks off its coverage of the event by lying about it.

I say lying because they didn’t just get a fact wrong. They out and out lied because what the Times said was already outed as a lie earlier in the week by several other venues. Yet the Times decided to go with the already discredited point anyway.

In fact, the paper issued two lies in its first two paragraphs…

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 will be plenty of weapons in evidence at the hundreds of display booths, but for convention security the firing pins must be removed. So far, there has been none of the familiar complaint about infringing supposedly sacrosanct Second Amendment rights — the gun lobby’s main argument in opposing tighter federal background checks on gun buyers after the 2012 gun massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut.

First of all the claim that no participants will be allowed to enter with their legal concealed carry guns, well that is categorically false. The NRA said that anyone who has a legal permit may bring their gun into the convention hall.

As to the second lie–the one about the firing pins–Charles W. Cooke demolishes that lie…

As I noted when the New York Daily News peddled this same falsehood earlier in the week, the only guns that will have their firing pins removed are those that are presented for examination within the convention’s attendant trade show. This is standard practice. Why? Well, because the trade show guns are not for sale; they are not there to be fired; and they cannot be removed from their display cases. They exist only to demonstrate to attendees what each company has on offer.

This is how the left works. They just lie and don’t care even a tiny bit about the truth.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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