The Washington Times
September 22, 2013
After two days, the New York Times finally corrected its story claiming Virginia state law blocked Aaron Alexis from buying an AR-15 rifle before his rampage at the Navy Yard. The article, however, still is not accurate.
On Tuesday, I wrote that the Times was part of the widespread effort in the liberal media to tie the AR-15 rifle to the mass murder or 12 innocent people in Washington on Monday.
The headline was — and is — “State Law Stopped Gunman From Buying Rifle, Officials Say.”
It said that the gunman was stopped from buying an AR-15 “because state law there prohibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buyers, according to two senior law enforcement officials.”
In fact, there is no residency requirement in federal or state law for purchase of shotguns or rifles.