You might see a lot of anti-gun folks repeating this fiction. No, they didn’t, here’s the back story.
Twitchy has done so many posts on this subject that we hesitate to do one more, but here we are doing one more, because now Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald is seizing on a fiction that’s had way too much traction among celebrities and media figures for a year now.
As we said in our post where Moms Demand founder Shannon Watts made the same claim, there was no “law” passed under President Trump giving the “severely mentally ill” the right to purchase firearms. As we also mentioned, both the NRA and the ACLU supported the rollback of Obama-era rules that denied individuals due process.
This person managed to sum up the truth in one tweet: