Gun control has always been an issue of debate with liberals, but now they’ve stooped to an all-time low. NBC has once again been caught as a peddler of fake news when they reported that ‘ghost guns’ are being used in crimes all across the country. They also reported that people are buying kits to make AR 15s, which are untraceable and do not require a background check.
They were quickly called out for failing to look for more information regarding these ‘ghost guns,’ as the government has no indication that they have been used in crimes. They also exaggerated how quick and easy it is to assemble these ‘ghost guns’ and they are not legally available for use to just anyone.
From NBC News:
Federal officials like Graham Barlowe, the resident agent in charge of the ATF’s Sacramento office, say the loophole is dangerous. “People that could not pass a background check,” said Barlowe, “are purchasing these unfinished receiver kits and making firearms because they know that if they went to a gun store, they wouldn’t be able to pass a background check.” Police say criminals are well aware of the availability of “ghost guns,” and they’ve been used in shootings across the country, from Maryland to California.
Luckily, Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon caught on the inaccuracies and raked NBC over the coals for failing to check with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives about these so-called ghost guns. First, the law enforcement agency isn’t familiar with these firearms being used in crimes. They don’t have the data, despite NBC’s claims that they’re being used all over the place. Second, it’s not legal for prohibited persons to own firearms, even if it does come in separate parts for assembly. Last, Gutowski spoke with Vasquez who said that the assembly didn’t take a couple of hours and that there’s more to it than using a simple power drill to finish a lower component (the part that’s considered the gun) that’s 80 percent completed.