AP Distributes Fake News Story On UPS “Assault Rifle” Delivery

posted on December 20, 2016

A fake news story from the Associated Press shows just how far those who hate guns—or maybe just know nothing about them—will go to scare people about firearms.

The report began, “A New York couple was horrified when a UPS delivery that they thought was a Christmas present turned out to be an assault rifle.” It went on to state, “Newsday reports that Joel Berman opened the keyboard-sized case in front of his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter … Instead of a toy plane they were buying for their friend’s son, they found a semi-automatic rifle, scope, stand, ammo clip, and copies of an Arizona man’s driver’s license and concealed-weapons permit.”

To compound the frightening nature of the story, the New York Post even ran a photo of an AR-15 along with the editorial (which, incidentally, isn’t an “assault rifle.”)

Turns out, the mistakenly delivered gun was a five-shot bolt-action Barrett M95—not even a semi-automatic. But hey, why let the facts get in the way of a good story?

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