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Factchecking Flake on background checks

An ad from Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns accuses Sen. Jeff Flake of breaking a promise to strengthen background checks because he voted against a bill that would have expanded background checks. But Flake did not promise to expand background checks, and he voted in favor of a bill that he argues (though others contest) would have strengthened the system.
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May 29, 2013, 1:01 pm
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Excellent piece. Thank you for publishing it.

I am reminded of the old saying “Never let facts get in the way of a good story”. I guess that saying is why this particular story, and others like it, are only published by the Sentinel and but a handful of other like-minded outlets. Fanning the flames of gun-based hysteria is one of the things the main-stream media is counting on for ratings and internet clicks these days, and pieces like this are a threat to that.

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