Thursday, December 22, 2016

"Fast Eddie" Flynn Creates Fake News

It seems that "Fast Eddie" Flynn's career has slowed to a crawl and he'll be stuck in Milwaukee for quite some time.

Too bad.

But Fast Eddie can attempt to make lemonade out of lemons, so.....voila!!.......Fake News!!

“I can tell you anecdotally we’re seeing a number of shootings involving concealed-carry permit holders—many of whom have extensive criminal records.” Flynn said.

That's interesting.  And it's false.

I’m not aware of evidence of statistical significance that there are people who gain a permit who are committing crime with guns,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. “We only give permits to people who are law-abiding, who have no record of anything that disqualifies them from seeking that firearm, and those people don’t tend to commit crimes with the guns.”

What we do know is that since the concealed carry law went into effect in 2011, only 1 percent of permit holders have been revoked....

OMG!!  That's 1,300+ revocations!!  Smoke!  Fire!!

Not so fast.

...More than 1,200 of those were due to the person moving out of state1,000 were due to criminal convictions. Others included those who became or were discovered to be fugitives from justice (63) and those involuntarily committed for mental health treatment (58).

This may be news to Fast Eddie, but one can become a criminal AFTER one obtains a permit.  Sorta like how--for example--Democrat District Attorneys can become Nazi-esque enemies of the First Amendment after they get into office.  Just sayin'....

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