Barack Obama came out and proposed a slew of anti-gun executive actions and in between bouts of tears he managed a few lies.
The Washington Post‘s Fact Checker assessed President Obama’s claim made during his tearful speech on gun control when he said that the rules for buying a gun over the Internet is different than buying one in person.
The final score? Two Pinocchios. (That means it was “half true,” according to their scale.)
“Obama erred,” states the Post, which is a nice way of saying he lied.
Here is WaPo‘s explanation:
This is a difficult claim to assess because a lot depends on how one reads Obama’s remarks: “The problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked.” Read more »