In wake of shooting, lib reporter makes DUMBEST gun control argument we’ve heard yet…

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In an effort to deflect away from the confirmed left-wing political motives of the shooter who opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia today, the liberal media has been making its usual case for gun control.

We reported on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s flub, when he claimed 93 million people were killed with guns every single day in this country. Tragic news indeed. At that rate, we’re all going to be gone by Friday.

McAuliffe corrected himself (after “misspeaking” twice) that he meant “93 a day” (another misleading claim, actually), but his comedy of errors has already been one-upped by The Atlantic’s David Frum, who tweeted out the following:

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Oh, where to start……

First of all, there are indeed background checks required to own a gun in Virginia. In fact, as the Daily Caller noted, Virginia has used a “Firearms Transaction Program” since 1989 to conduct instantaneous background checks on gun sellers and buyers in the state. There is no licensing or registration, though it’s unclear what Frum thinks this would do to keep guns out of the hands of crazies.

Lastly, he bemoans the lack of permit required for the concealed carry of long guns – which he apparently is unaware is due to the fact that you can’t conceal a long gun.

The twittersphere was quick to point out how dead wrong he is:

Frum only issued the following “correction:”

Given that private sales are the minority of transactions, it’s a pretty big correction.

The bigger question remains as to how over 17,000 people saw Frum’s message worth sharing and retweeting.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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