Hal, I don't think the papers will print anything just to sell papers. They are on a Crusade. Sales of print media have been going down for years, even before widespread online access. One reason is that many folks get tired of paying to support the Crusade of the Month.
Jim's Rules of Carry: 1. Any gun is better than no gun. 2. A gun that is reliable is better than a gun that is not. 3. A hole in the right place is better than a hole in the wrong place. 4. A bigger hole is a better hole.