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Chris Cuomo Spreads Fake AR-15 Story

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo retweeted a fake story about a student who claimed to be able to buy an AR-15 in “5 minutes,” and then doubled down when he was called out.

Cuomo retweeted the article, “I Was Able To Buy An AR-15 In 5 Minutes,” which shows a 2o-year-old student holding an AR-15 and claiming to have purchased it without going through a background check.

However, the student admitted in the article that he never actually finished filing out the paperwork — which would initiate the background check — to buy the AR-15. Instead, he shopped around for a bit, took photos with some guns, and asked for the advice of the shop owners.

“After he walked me through the paperwork, all five pages of it, I told him I changed my mind and wanted to think more before I bought an AR-15,” the student wrote. “He told me it wasn’t a problem and listed the store hours if I wanted to come back. I then said thank you and walked back to my car.”

People started pointing out that the kid never actually bought the AR-15, but Cuomo doubled down, stating, “Isn’t the point that the kid’s age and lack of ID wasn’t a deterrent?”

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