Terry McAuliffe is the former Democrat governor of Virginia who is now running to get his old job back again.
This week, he claimed on Twitter that it’s easier to buy a gun than it is to vote. Anyone who has ever actually bought a gun knows that this is not true.
Democrats make false claims like this about guns all the time and the media never steps up to fact check them.
The Federalist reports:
Virginia Democrat McAuliffe Lies, Claims It’s Easier To Buy A Gun Than Vote
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Democrat Terry McAuliffe falsely insinuated it is easier to buy a gun than it is to vote.
“Call me crazy, but I think it should be easier to vote than it should be to buy a gun,” McAuliffe tweeted Tuesday morning.
McAullife’s lie is presumably supposed to draw attention to election integrity measures by Republicans meant to curb fraud but ignores how Democrats used the COVID-19 pandemic to lift some election security provisions and mail ballots without justification.
It also ignores how nearly half of the country’s states have same-day voter registration, a luxury not afforded to those who try to purchase a gun and receive a delayed background check due to tedious, bureaucratic regulations placed on the firearm industry.
See McAuliffe’s tweet below:
Call me crazy, but I think it should be easier to vote than it should be to buy a gun.
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) July 6, 2021
Conservatives called him out.
A brazen, vicious, and completely discrediting lie to suggest it's easier to purchase a gun in Virginia than to vote. Democrats such as McAuliffe get away with lying like this because the corrupt media that control discourse are propagandists who protect them every day. https://t.co/aXXg74KpnK
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 6, 2021
Call me crazy, but I think we should be able to keep using debunked talking points w/o having to pay expensive campaign consultants to create new ones https://t.co/cc841NWloF
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 6, 2021
It already is, and even you know that, but you also know that your lap dogs in the media will run your BS for clicks regardless of the facts because your ideologies are the same. Rinse and repeat… it’s the dem platform in a nutshell. https://t.co/uM9Ws4QPrh
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 6, 2021
For Democrats, it’s all about the narrative and it doesn’t even matter to them if it’s true.