I think much of the conflicting information out there has a lot more to do with the 24 hour news cycle. Outlets like CNN that are so eager to get the scoop and provide information to their viewers regardless of its credibility, put out a ton of bad information in the first couple days. It isn't any sort of grand conspiracy designed by the anti-gun lobby or the government.
Now...will they use bad information that is out there to further their agenda? I can't tell you...I have to get on the move now...a CNN helicopter is suddenly hovering over my house. They are obviously monitoring my posts and are now out to get me!