Georgia ‘Legalizes Handgun Vending Machines’ is Fake

An article saying Georgia has legalized “handgun vending machines” is just satire.

It was published on The Daily Currant, a satirical news website similar to The Onion.

The article says: “Georgia has become the first state in the union to legalize handgun vending machines. In a ceremony today in Atlanta, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Firearms Freedom and Accessibility Act (FFAA), which allows the sale of handguns in automated machines that accept cash, credit and debit cards.”

The bogus report had several thousand “likes” and shares on Facebook as of Thursday.

But according to a disclaimer, The Daily Currant doesn’t publish real news stories and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

“The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide – now including South Sudan,” it says. “Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence – which presses forward.”

It adds: “Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world.”