Photo Credit: inazakira via Flickr (CC-By-SA 2.0)

A lot of reporting on mass shootings has been generally awful for years, but it is especially awful since the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. last year (CNN has been particularly awful). The media blew the number of school shootings out of proportion even though it is not a growing epidemic and gun homicides are, in fact, down.

Some advocates journalists assumed they had a big scoop after the shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas as they reported that the rifle used in Saturday’s shooting was from a private sale. Federal law requires background checks from any federal firearms licensee selling weapons. Also, federal law requires background checks from private individual sales if those transactions occur across state lines.

In-state private sales do not require a background check. So this would have been the story they have waited for so they could beat the loophole drum.

Here CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted:

CNN wasn’t alone, ABC News also reported this basing their information on “law enforcement sources.” As did Time who then claimed, “millions of firearms change hands that way.”

Considering the shooter did not pass an earlier background check the media and the left (but I repeat myself) can say, “See, see the loophole.”

The only problem is this: It wasn’t a legal private sale.

The Wall Street Journal reports that local law enforcement officials identified a person of interest who illegally manufactured and sold the rifle used in the Odessa shooting on Saturday.

Oops.

And journalists wonder why there is growing mistrust of their profession.

You May Also Like

The Gay Rights Agenda

Whether or not you want to, you are being forced to deal…

Michael Sam, Benham Brothers, and Homosexual Activism

Homosexual activists are pressuring the NFL to draft Michael Sam because he is gay, and pressured HGTV to drop the Benham Brothers because of their faith.

Bad Movies Won’t Change Culture

Bad films are counterproductive as they suggest to non-Christians instead of serving an awesome and amazing God, Christians serve a cheesy and lame God.

Faux Unity Trumps Orthodoxy

This is an example of why different denominations begin, and they typically…