It is a long-accepted fact that the media – especially "print" media, whether it is actually on newsprint or in bytes – is generally a water-carrier for the anti-rights cultist organizations of America and abroad. The documentation is lengthy and comprehensive, and the only people really arguing the point are those organizations themselves and those who are already known supporters and sycophants of the same.
Moving right along, Politifact is an outgrowth of the Tampa Bay Times – the media – so it should come as no surprise that while that site has anointed itself as the Grand Arbiter of Truth and Fact, they are, in fact, quite biased in their own particular ways, up to and including claiming then-candidate-for-Senator Barack Hussein Obama never supported a ban on firearms when, very plainly, he did.
With that lie behind us, imagine my surprise at reading this judgment on Dan Gross’, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun
Violence Ownership, statement:
Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said that at the Florida Department of Agriculture’s website FreshFromFlorida.com, people can "get a permit to carry a loaded hidden gun without ever leaving your house."
The law, though, requires that people receive firearms training and be fingerprinted by law enforcement, two elements that would typically require people to leave their homes. While it’s possible to pay a firearms trainer to come to your property, we found no evidence that such training is widespread. We also found no evidence that mobile fingerprinting would be allowed for the gun permit application in the state of Florida.
We rate this claim False.
Of course, why it did not warrant a "pants on fire", I am not entirely sure.
Back when I first applied for my Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License (no idea why they make that distinction), I short-circuited the system as best I could – I provided documentation proving that the United States Navy had trained me on the use of handguns and that I had met their standards for proficiency, which allowed me to side-step the classroom and range requirements of the permitting process. But I still had to drag my happy ass into downtown Jacksonville (after first ensuring the local police department could not handle it there) and get my fingerprints taken.
I guess it is good to see that Dan Gross is already following the Brady Bunch tradition of "lie every time you open your mouth". For a little while there, based on his odd silence alone, I was vaguely concerned he might do something to stem the Brady Campaign’s inevitable slide into irrelevancy and cultural ostracization – something like periodically speak the truth – but I guess I should have known better; it is not like honest people work for organizations like that one. Likewise, it is not like the requirements for FL CWFLs are terribly complicated either – they are spelled out, in plain language, right there on that webpage I linked to; a webpage that shows up in very short order if you do any searching at all for anything relating to "concealed carry" in "Florida".
But rather than spend the five minutes necessary to do that searching, Dan Gross simply lies. Unfortunately, that, in and of itself, is not really noteworthy; rather PolitiFact’s honest reporting of that lie is fairly impressive… and a very telling statement on the condition of "gun control" extremist organizations in modern society. If their grip on the media is this loose, how long until their grip on society as a whole is at the same tenuous level?
For the sake of our liberties and rights, we can only hope "soon".
(Courtesy of Say Uncle.)