CBS News has put together a little video showing how in Florida, it’s easier to buy an assault rifle than it is to obtain cold medicine.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 19, 2018
Check it out for yourself: we watched the video twice and never saw a single mention of background checks being required to buy cold medicine; instead, CBS News asserts that you can buy more than one gun at a time, but customers are limited as to how much Sudafed they can purchase at the pharmacy.
So … that’s what makes it “easier” to obtain an assault rifle? Seriously?
Oh, and the FDA is lobbying for warning labels on over-the-counter diarrhea medications — what that has to do with purchasing a gun we have no idea, but thanks, CBS News, for your unbiased and factual reporting.
Ladies and gentlemen….The media. https://t.co/9ZRuzu7HKA
— NeoKong (@The_NeoKong) February 19, 2018
You are literally lying.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) February 19, 2018
What? No it isn't. Are you people insane? https://t.co/N5BVYr7X7u
— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) February 19, 2018
No, it is not. https://t.co/ZSwpNqyiC3
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) February 19, 2018
This isn’t true but NARRATIVE https://t.co/WkacelKXoJ
— Josh Perry | 310 Days Until Christmas ??? (@MrJoshPerry) February 19, 2018
This isn't even "poor reporting", it's a flat out lie. https://t.co/GHEufqjAhu
— ???? (@technowizardry) February 19, 2018
But … CBS News says right in its video that “some posts on social media are alleging that guns are easier to buy in Florida than some household products.” That’s practically a fact-check right there, isn’t it?
Really hard to believe people still use this ridiculous lie. https://t.co/KBY6NAEuth
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) February 19, 2018
Yes, fake news is a real thing. This is disgraceful. https://t.co/uUn5EQhn9S
— KilroyFSU (@KilroyFSU) February 19, 2018
Seriously. This is an objective news piece? https://t.co/KHw0uXSGwP
— Laura BRD (@LiglyCnsrvatari) February 19, 2018
I have to go through a NICS check for it? Quit running lies. https://t.co/cYy1D9kqUB
— Fire and Furry (@KesaraRiku) February 19, 2018
There's a federal background check to purchase cold medicine? Where? https://t.co/nK4EOPYoqX
— Johnny (@JohnnyUtah27) February 19, 2018
There is no background check to purchase cold medicine, but by all means, contribute to the divide the country and continue to misinform people.https://t.co/RHlbLR9RME
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) February 19, 2018
This is so blatantly dishonest and brazenly false. This doesn't help the conversation that SHOULD happen. https://t.co/CEmVubPYgz
— Mere Dake-O'Connor (@meredithdake) February 19, 2018
— Just Jenn (@JennJacques) February 19, 2018
FYI, this crap right here is why there'll never be an honest discussion about how to limit gun violence.
Because the gun control crowd are dishonest pieces of shit. https://t.co/86Ex52ZBZV
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 19, 2018
Right. And we wonder why we will never be able to have a good facts based debate on guns. https://t.co/cXIHdU5YiR
— John Commodore Barry (@ShrinkGov) February 19, 2018
— I'm Kepeli ? (@fyvie2) February 19, 2018
The video doesn’t even make this claim?
Why is the MSM pushing these lies?
This is why we can’t have a conversation about mass shootings — because the LEFT is full of lying liars. https://t.co/mszPGEcFgS
— CRTV (@CRTV) February 19, 2018
I'm from Florida.
I've purchased cold medicine in Florida.
They didn't perform a background check, nor did I need to wait three days before I could pick up my cold medicine.
This is a complete lie.#2ndAmendment #GunReform#GunSense#GunLaws https://t.co/PxEbVxB0C7
— ???? (@HMSPitts) February 19, 2018
This is tweet came from one of the largest and richest media organizations in world history. How is that possible? https://t.co/kKPtGBx8Fl
— Joseph Ashby (@JosephAshbyShow) February 19, 2018
Someone came up with this concept, someone approved it, someone wrote the video, someone made the video, and then someone posted the video, all of whom I assume did so with a straight face. https://t.co/Y0kDcm9nII
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) February 19, 2018
Both require I.D.
Cold medicine does not require a background check, verification with NICS that you are felony-free.@markknoller – who is directing this #FakeNews at the former Tiffany network? https://t.co/NaUzHXcOeq
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) February 19, 2018
Seriously, Mark Knoller is one of the few straight-shooters left in the news business; could he please have a word with someone about this video that puts his credibility on the line?
Being able to buy as many firearms as you want after you pass a NICS=/= easier than buying cough medicine.
With your bs logic, the Doctor is the Licensed dealer and the pharmacist is the NICS. You can't just pick a rifle off the shelf and checkout. https://t.co/C9DT2uyjhQ
— Milk (@Refugeez1) February 19, 2018
Never had to show my ID, fill out paperwork & pass an FBI background check to purchase medicine…and in the case of a firearm it's up to the seller whether or not to finish the sale based on my demeanor https://t.co/rQuEk9HW0s
— C00P ???⚾ (@Infidel_3) February 19, 2018
I've never been fingerprinted for cold medicine. https://t.co/4PUVuFqHAn
— The Media Lies (@MeganSmiles) February 19, 2018
Just once, could you media propaganda authors at least do your homework on the gun laws before you put this garbage together? https://t.co/U6wL5NNmV2
— Jellenne (@jellen805) February 19, 2018
It's such a mystery why they're being called "fake news" and "liberal media" all the time. https://t.co/oR3cZGHcZ8
— I'm Batman (@Pray4TheBatman) February 19, 2018
Chance that CBS News will retract this claim and delete the tweet? We’d say somewhere around zero percent.