I was surprised to come across this articleÂ about Wal-Mart caving to the gun control groups on “default proceeds”, because I thought most dealers had stopped doing that a while ago. Then I noticed this:
The new Wal-Mart policy on gun sale background checks has won praise from Michael D. Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence. He said the decision to err on the side of caution puts safety before profit — a policy that should be emulated by other gun dealers.
Barnes hasn’t been President since 2006. So is the media so hard up for news stories that they are recycling news now? For the curious, a “default proceed” is where the background check doesn’t come back. The law says in that case, after a three day waiting period, if the check still has not come back, you can proceed with the sale. Most dealers won’t process sales under these terms these days, so reading, I was surprised Wal-Mart hadn’t changed that policy long ago. Well, turns out they probably did.