Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
This pop-gun has a thumb hole stock.That makes it an assault weapon, under the bill proposed by Democrats. Can’t be too careful.
You might think Joe’s being facetious.
If you do, you:
- don’t remember the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons ban
- Haven’t had kids in school in recent years.
The problem with Snopes isn’t that they’re biased to the left (although they very well may be).
The problem with Snopes is – much like banished commenter Dog Gone – they seem to think “Big Left’s Current Cant” is interchangeable with fact.
As we see here, it just isn’t so.
Snopes.com recently fact-checked a post that we first put up in June 2015 and updated on January 7, 2016. This became an issue for them because a story that Fox News’ Special Report that had run a couple years ago was getting circulated on Facebook after the Florida high school shooting. They wrote: “Our conclusion is that this is accurate based on the CPRC’s definition of a mass shooting, but also extremely misleading. It uses inappropriate statistical methods to obscure the reality that mass shootings are very rare in most countries, so that when they do happen they have an outsized statistical effect.”
Watching the CPRC go on to flense Snopes’ claim is joyful thing. Give it a read.