Use care when you are getting your information from the Internet. What you think you see may not be what actually is there. Case in point:
This “news” piece came out recently. Is it a source of good information for those opposed to assault weapons or, is it a tool to inflame those who fear the loss of their “2nd Amendment Rights”? In this case, it appears that the 2nd option is the goal.
Always check the url (address) of any piece claiming to be part of an legitimate news organization. Those who are trying to insure that incorrect information is delivered to the public are setting themselves up with url’s that look similar. In this case what at first glance appears to be “abc.com” actually reads “abc.com.co” (note the extra “.co” at the end of the regular url).
This has become a fairly common practice and occasionally slips past the most knowledgeable and careful of people who share such links.
It is important to look at the details. And, it is important to make sure that others know of these deceptive practices.
If you are using Facebook or Twitter and see one of these, then please post a notice about the false source. Let people know that it is not a valid source of information.
Use the Internet, but use it carefully and responsibly.