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September 18, 2013

Retraction: Aaron Alexis Wasn't Blocked by State Law Forbidding Sale of AR-15

When I linked that NYT piece I wondered if they were going for the spin that Serious You Guys gun laws prevented an AR-15 from getting into this guy's hands.

Well, it turns out they sort of just made up the predicate fact in the first place. Out-of-state buyers can buy an AR-15 (they need additional forms of ID but there is no ban on it) and Aaron Alexis, having never been formally dinged by the system, passed a background check.

Apparently he just didn't want an AR-15.

But the Times really wants that AR-15 in his hands save for government action, so.


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