Still off target
Blogger Bob Owens (http://confederateyankee.mu.nu)
says ABC News still has not corrected its Monday report that falsely suggested the expiration of a 1994 gun law was related to the murders at Virginia Tech. "I'm still waiting for a retraction of the completely false story posted to the Blotter, 'Lapse of Federal Law Allows Sale of Large Ammo Clips,' " Mr. Owens wrote in a comment at the ABC News site (http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter).
"The blog entry was not only incorrect," he wrote, "it was deceptive, and showed a basic ignorance of [the 1994 law, which expired in September 2004]. ABC News and 'The Blotter' owe their readership an apology and a retraction for this blatantly incorrect and perhaps purposefully fraudulent blog posting." However, Mr. Owens wrote, "My comment was deleted by ABC News employees moderating 'The Blotter.' Obviously, pursuing a political agenda is far more important to ABC News than is actually reporting facts." A firearms enthusiast who works at the gun counter of a large sporting-goods store, Mr. Owens had pointed out that the 1994 law banned the U.S. manufacture of large-capacity ammunition magazines, but did not affect the sale, ownership or use of such magazines. Law-enforcement officials confirmed yesterday that the Virginia Tech killer used two pistols with standard magazines to commit his crimes. c Greg Pierce can be reached at 202/636-3285 or email@example.com