Korwin: Media Continues to Deceive with Background Check ‘News’

Alan Korwin, visit his website GunLaws.com.

The lamestream media told you:

USA Today — WASHINGTON — (Kevin Johnson) “The FBI was flooded Friday with more than 200,000 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single-day record, the bureau reported Saturday.”

“In all, the FBI fielded 203,086 requests on Black Friday, up from the previous single-day highs of 185,713 last year and 185,345 in 2015. The two previous records also were recorded on Black Friday…”

The report continues with previously reported details about NICS, failures to detect criminals, missing records, the need for more resources, and surging gun sales, which have slowed since Obama, but continue under Trump.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Virtually every lamestream “news” outlet on Saturday carried an identical story — as if Guinness World Records was the only reason for this report. Every single story — Google it for yourself — used identical facts, spin, and lack of any real relevance. This demonstrates the stories have one source — a government “release” — and no independent reporting. Federal agents managed this “news.” Reporters were complicit.

The FBI set a record for checks! The FBI had to pull staff from other crucial tasks to manage the management of innocent shoppers! The federal agencies spent enough money to beef up the system from last year’s record, to handle this year’s record! Here, lapdogs, take your handout. Everyone did.

Missing was the blatantly obvious — were any criminals caught, any crime stopped, by this over-hyped, ultra expensive, democrat-promoted system? Not one word addressed that — the supposed reason the thing exists. Not one story posed the question. It is a 100% error of omission or misguided spin. Hooray for our side, we set a record! Did we do any good? Who cares, we don’t report on that. Stories demanding more background check something have flooded the news outlets for months previously.

Readers can count on more stories soon calling for more checks. As soon as a psycho or jihadi is unaffected by the system (because it is flawed at its core), and people are murdered (called a “shooting” by the “news”), calls for more checks will appear simultaneously, by coincidence.

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The checks delayed innocent people from buying guns without due process, providing identifying information of innocent people exercising their constitutional rights to federal police agents. It also registered every single gun purchased, with the cost and record keeping totally absorbed by firearms dealers, required by law to do and retain the paperwork (in addition to electronic data sent to a central-command office in West Virginia). The FBI can arrest any dealer who does not comply, saving the FBI from the grueling, expensive task, and giving them tremendous power, which they like.

“For more than 20 years the system has served as the centerpiece of the government’s effort to block criminals from obtaining firearms,” according to every published report scanned for this article.

Every type of criminal known however — drug dealers, gang bangers, psychos, muslim jihadis, armed and dangerous fugitives, domestic abusers, mass murderers — all of them, remain armed. At what point will the system be declared a failure and closed?

No report on the system’s actual successes (criminals stopped and imprisoned) has been promoted. Because there isn’t one. Prof. John Lott’s study shows false positives rate (innocent people falsely denied) in the 99% range. The math below bears this out. Total denials hover at about 1%, but arrests based on denials are not made. Click here to see why. It’s stunning — direct quotes from BATFE, FBI and the White House and more.

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Even the government’s own study of convictions from the system shows a number too small for most people to pronounce. For example —

Politifact: 2009, 6 million checks, 71,000 denials (1.1%), 25% should not have been denied at all, 4,700 referred for further review, only 77 cases actually prosecuted, number of convictions — not reported. If all were convictions (impossible but), 77/6,000,000 = 0.00001283 (12.83 millionths convictions). Not a great return on investment. Politifact concludes, “In a significant number of cases, no crime was committed and other cases are not provable.”

If you see a reporter, ask, “How many people found by NICS are arrested?” and “How many people found by NICS are convicted of anything?” After the deafening silence, ask, “Should your report include that, and if not, are you reporting the full story fairly?” You know the answers. They are not.

I stand by my frequent admonition: “If it’s in the ‘news’ and it’s about guns, it’s probably 100% wrong.” At best, it’s as deceptive as an outright lie.

(Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Nov. 30, 2017, as part of PAGE NINE, Alan’s own digital newsletter.  To subscribe, click here).

About the author: Alan Korwin is an American writer, author and civil- and political-rights activist whose work serves the business, legal, news and firearms industries. In 1988, Korwin founded Bloomfield Press, which has grown into the largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books in the nation

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  • Grant Atkinson January 1, 2018, 11:02 am

    I worked at a larger gun store/shooting range is n Aurora CO for close to 3 years. I slid around 3 to 5 Firearms a day. I only received 3 denials by the CBI. Only one time did I ever see the police come to the store to arrest anyone. The guy was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear for a barking dog. I know this because the guy got it cleared up and came back and bought the firearm 8 months later. He was a regular at the shop. Wow they stopped the crime of the century. Crooks don’t go to gunshops to buy guns. The background check is a formality that we have to deal with.

  • Jay December 29, 2017, 10:58 am

    I remember the days when you could order a firearm and get it delivered through the US mail. No paper work, no 4473 and no phycos trying to mass murder people! The only real change has been an increase in population and a dumbing down of our culture through multiculturalism all brought o us by government meddling in all aspects of our lives! It is and always will be about control.

    • Dewey December 31, 2017, 12:42 am

      I hate to wipe the rose-color from your nostalgia glasses but Charles Whitman (the Texas tower shooter) committed that heinous act in 1966. You remember ’66? That was back when you could buy guns through the mail and there were no psychos mass-murdering people.

      • Joseph January 25, 2018, 6:53 am

        Great job Dewey! You were able to spotlight ONE mentally ill example in the country. One.

  • joefoam December 29, 2017, 7:52 am

    Did you really expect the mainstream media to investigate and report any news rather than just regurgitate what was fed to them? They are in the business of making money, research costs money, copy and paste doesn’t. And did you expect anything, and I mean anything, administered by the government to be simple, efficient and effective? Keep drinking the Kool-Aid. Don’t forget to sit around on the couch on election day and let these fools that take our money to waste continue to stay in office.

  • bbbs53 December 29, 2017, 3:44 am

    Bought a Ruger 8500 rifle the Saturday before Christmas. The system tilted and it can’t be picked up until the 10th! The system is an infringement on EVERYONE’S rights, it is either instant or a load of crap. Even then, it is a load! It’s going to get worse, you can take that to the bank.

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