WaPo Fact Checker Gives Pelosi ‘Three Pinocchios’ for Claim the GOP Is ‘Inviting’ Criminals to Carry Concealed Weapons

By Katelyn Caralle

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) tweet, which claimed the new Conceal Carry Reciprocity Act would invite “violent criminals,” “convicted stalkers,” and “domestic abusers” to carry guns, has been given three pinocchios by a Washington Post fact checker.

The Washington Post conducted a fact check investigation into Pelosi’s since deleted tweet to see if the new legislation would in fact empower dangerous individuals to carry a concealed weapon. The three pinocchio rating indicates the claim contained a “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions” and was in the realm of “mostly false.”

“Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t have lives,” Pelosi tweeted last week. “Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Yet the House GOP just voted to do exactly that.”

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was passed through the house with a vote of 231-198 last Wednesday and would make permits to carry a loaded concealed gun issued in one state, valid in all 50 states.

According to a Pelosi spokesman, the representative’s tweet was based on information provided by Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon