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There is an ongoing debate as to the severity of the decline in the modern attention span. However, in a world pervaded by 140 character messages and trivial clickbait articles, few would argue that many are now consuming information more rapidly and in smaller pieces. In this environment, an article’s headline has become increasingly important, taking an outsized role in conveying the information within.
Therefore, when a headline contains misleading information, whether due to political motivation or simple inaccuracy, it is not without consequence.
Take the following:
“The NRA is pushing to eliminate concealed carry permits in NC and across the country” – The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), June 20, 2017.
“Bill to nix N. Carolina’s concealed-carry permit causes rift” – The Associated Press, June 6, 2017.
“Bill would drop concealed carry permits” – The Richmond County Daily Journal (Rockingham, N.C.), June 5, 2017.
“Senate votes to eliminate concealed gun permits” – The Anniston Star (Anniston, Ala.), April 18, 2017.
“Legislature debates guns; committee approves proposed bill to eliminate concealed carry permit” – The Telegraph (Nashua, N.H.), January 11, 2017.
These headlines give readers the impression that NRA-ILA and state lawmakers are working to abolish Right-to-Carry permits.
This is false.
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Source:: Bearing Arms