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February 21, 2018

#VeryFakeNewsCNN: Chris Cuomo Again Spreads a False Twitter Story About Guns

You'd think CNN propagandists would finally start to fact-check their own claims so they wouldn't be hit with this credibility-destroying stuff every single week.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo retweeted a fake story about a student who claimed to be able to buy an AR-15 in "5 minutes," and then doubled down when he was called out.

Cuomo retweeted the article, "I Was Able To Buy An AR-15 In 5 Minutes," which shows a 20-year-old student holding an AR-15 and claiming to have purchased it without going through a background check.

However, the student admitted in the article that he never actually finished filing out the paperwork -- which would initiate the background check -- to buy the AR-15. Instead, he shopped around for a bit, took photos with some guns, and asked for the advice of the shop owners.

"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," the student wrote. "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."

People started pointing out that the kid never actually bought the AR-15, but Cuomo doubled down, stating, "Isn't the point that the kid's age and lack of ID wasn"t a deterrent?"

A deterrent to what, Chrissy? Not buying a gun?

By the way, underage people are permitted to touch six-packs of beer in the fridge at 7-Eleven. They're just not allowed to buy them. See, the credentials check (in this case, just for age) happens at point of sale, not upon entry into the shop.

More: Charles Cooke accuses Cuomo, correctly, of "lying," and then lying about lying.

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