My email to politifact:
If you want to contact them about this biased piece of junk reporting, go here:In your recent article:
You state your conclusion:
"We found his comments, at the very least, strongly suggest that people faking the training could still get permits. Others back up Van Hollenís assertion that he would be in a weak position, and itís clear Wisconsinís rules would be among the most lenient among states requiring permits.
The law is still on the books requiring an instructor-led training course, but itís hard to prove that someone skipped it. So the door is open to "untrained" individuals getting a permit."
Even with the previous rules in place, people could just as easily "fake" the information that was required. The changes to the rules do not make it any more or less difficult to fake. The DOJ takes your word for it that the information you provide them on a certificate is factual and true. They do ZERO checking of that information to ensure it is valid and not fraudulent. Just because the certificate now requires less actual "information" on it, doesn't mean it is somehow easier to fake.
So to rate this claim True is just blatently incorrect and inaccurate.