Chris Cuomo's Big Lie About the Ease of Buying a Firearm Is a Metaphor for the Gun Control Debate


Earlier in the week, in the throes of orgasmic ecstasy over the Florida high school shooting that has allowed him to launch is own personal campaign for gun control, CNN anchor Chris “yes, my brother is governor of New York but I’ve made it on my own talent” Cuomo retweeted this:

https://twitter.com/usaphotodude/status/965435269838262272

The article it two years old. No problem with that, per se. Truth doesn’t change that wildly. The problem is the tweet is clickbait and it tells a story that is not true. This is from the article:

The two sellers smiled and nodded. They then informed me that I couldn’t purchase a handgun, but I could buy a shotgun or rifle as long as it had a stock.

“Now do you want to take a look at the AR-15s?” the lady asked me.

I was taken by surprise a bit. This is the AR-15, the same weapon the gunman in Orlando used to kill 50 people; the same weapon used in the terrorist attack that occurred two days ago. It was also the weapon used in the massacres at Sandy Hook, the Aurora movie theatre, Umpqua Community College, and San Bernardino.

I never had to ask to see it, I was offered to check it out. I walked over to an employee who was no older than myself. He began to show me an AR-15 which cost $669, and told me it was popular due to the control and grip. He even told me he had one and really liked it.

I took out my phone and asked if I could get my picture taken with the firearm. He simply took the phone and snapped a photo without asking, as if it was part of his daily job.

After exchanging conversation for about five minutes, I asked, “Can I buy this today?” The seller replied, “Yeah, sure. I just need to see your driver’s license and have you fill out the paperwork.”

I gave him my license, then reached for my receipt showing I renewed it the week before. Before I even got it out of my pocket, the employee told me I was good and I just needed my vehicle registration for verification. He didn’t notice that my license had expired recently.

When I came back from my car with the vehicle registration, he was sitting at the front desk with the paperwork and weapon ready.

“Just fill this out and you’re good to go.”

After he walked me through the paperwork, all five pages of it, 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.

Seconds. It took seconds for the salesman to take an AR-15 off the shelf and begin selling it to me. If I had stayed for maybe three minutes longer to fill out less paperwork than I did for the hiring process at my school’s bookstore, I would’ve driven home with an AR-15.

No delay. No extensive background check. Just my recently expired driver’s license, my vehicle registration, and filling out some paperwork.

He didn’t buy the weapon. He didn’t fill out the required information for the background check. Given this mope’s obvious IQ, there is no way possible he could have filled out a five-page form in three minutes. In short, this is a total lie that misrepresents the process for buying a firearm and libels the gun store where he visited. But good old Chris Cuomo, the This-is-an-Apple network’s very own affirmative action hire, sent it out. And when he was a called out on it, hilarity ensued.

https://twitter.com/Chet_Cannon/status/966176686931959813/

This is a great metaphor for the entire gun control debate. Those of us who believe the Second Amendment is just as valid as any other part of the Bill of Rights are confronted with opponents who are not only opposed to gun ownership, in toto, but they are willing to lie about it. That is why I refuse to negotiate with these people or even discuss the issue with them.