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Pat McMahon

Semi-automatic lies and inconsistencies

If you want to convince me that you have a position worth considering, the worst thing you can do is lie to me!

I admit I'm still relatively na´ve about how much totally false information is disseminated on the Internet as absolute fact and accepted and believed by a broad range of people, people like me.

I was just sent an urgent warning that doctors and nurses have begun asking patients about personal gun ownership totally out of context with the reason for the visit. It's stated on this Internet piece that the questions are part of new Medicare regulations and that a yes answer would result in the loss of a concealed carry permit and, if the patient, is a veteran, the VA would report it to Homeland Security

All of it, either a distortion of reality or blatantly untrue. And while I check these things with services like Snopes and Fact Check, I am pleased that the story has also been discounted by the National Rifle Association.

So please, please be cautious and vigilant, because the government is going to confiscate all firearms? Nonsense!

Just watch out for the anonymous dealers in fear.

I'm Pat McMahon

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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