New York Times rejects Bloomberg group’s demand to correct pro-gun op-ed


Despite a request from Mayors Against Illegal Guns to issue a correction to a Friday editorial, The New York Times declined and instead backed its author, attorney and Independence Institute Research Director David B. Kopel informed Gun Rights Examiner today by email.

“David Kopel’s Claims Regarding the Manchin-Toomey Amendment are False,” MAIG alleged in a “fact sheet” that is very similar in content and format to one Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Chairman Alan Gottlieb sent out by email on April 16 under the identical heading. When approached to comment for this story, Gottlieb denied authorship and stated “I just forwarded what was circulating in the Senate.”

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