Perhaps the Stupidest TV Report on Guns In the History of the World, Ever

I’m sure there’ve been more inane reports on firearms on TV news. I just can’t remember seeing one.

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  1. avatar John says:

    This could almost be a modern art piece on the lack of content in modern reporting. “Fluxx piece” doesn’t even begin to cover it

  2. avatar racer88 says:

    Oy! So many things going on (wrongly) there.

  3. avatar Thrawn says:

    OH MY GOD, A 25 CAL? HOW THE HELL IS THAT LEGAL? THAT COULD PRETTY MUCH BLOW A TANK APART.

    1. avatar Brian says:

      Yeah, I mean 25 is bigger than 9, right?

      1. Lets not forget it can blow up railroads as well!

        1. avatar Lucas D. says:

          Where’s the shoulder thing that goes up?! It allows for deadly and swiss-watch accurate firing from the hip!!

      2. avatar Joel says:

        Why is there no thumbs-up button for these comments?!

      3. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

        Almost 3 times larger, by my reckoning.

  4. avatar Skyler says:

    What’s the problem with shooting someone that is lunging at you?

    1. avatar Janiak says:

      In and of itself, nothing. He was also stabbed 29 times and his throat was slit. Possibly a tad excessive…

      1. avatar Bill J. says:

        and premeditated. He just got out of the shower, was nekid and had just dumped her for another gal.

  5. avatar Mark says:

    I find it difficult to believe that anyone could fail to understand that pressing the trigger of a loaded firearm causes it to fire given that it is precisely what they’re explicitly designed to do.

  6. avatar dwb says:

    while i always like members of the media shown actually testing guns, her trigger control control needs help. Yes, i know she said its unloaded. Still, don’t wave it around like that with you finger there.

    1. avatar Russ Bixby says:

      Well, she did at least keep it pointed in a safe-ish direction throughout.

      1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

        No excuse. It’s exactly that error that combines with, say, improperly clearing the weapon that results in a negligent discharge.

        1. People seem to forget the ALWAYS TREAT IT LIKE ITS LOADED STUPID. I added the stupid part fyi.

    2. avatar mountocean says:

      At one point she had both fingers on the trigger. Two negatives make a posative, right?

      1. avatar Joel says:

        “Two negatives make a positive, right?”

        Only if you’re leaning backward at the moment of discharge.

    3. avatar Pencotron says:

      It was almost as if she kept saying it was unloaded to justify her finger on the trigger. Could it really happen that way she asks? Sure, if she handled it like the reporter.

  7. avatar Don says:

    Was this particular report lacking any meaningful information? I guess so. But I’m not sure how that differs from 99% of the stuff on the news.
    Ever watch the reporting of an airplane crash? Same lack of meaningful information and lots of misinformation.

    1. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

      I only watch TV news to see what’s happening on American Idol.

  8. avatar paultmccain says:

    Definitely Pulitzer prize material.

    1. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

      Yeah, she blew the lid off of that story.

  9. avatar Swarf says:

    I liked the instructor.

    We shouldn’t be too hard on the reporter. It can’t be easy trying to be a serious journalist all the while knowing that you had to raid your mother’s pantsuit stash from the 70’s in order to get dressed that morning.

  10. avatar BLAMMO says:

    Was there a point to that story? If so, the guy from the range pretty much debunked it.

    So, why air it at all?

    1. avatar R says:

      Because it gets or keeps ratings up. That is all that news media cares about.

  11. avatar Rigtview says:

    Love her overwrought, jacked up interview style. Give us a break sister. Kept waiting for that “unloaded” gun to go off while she was waving it around with her finger on the trigger. iDIoT

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      That hallmark style is ALL Jane Sanchez, ALL the time. Even off air, I suspect. Nancy Grace Junior.

  12. avatar My Name Is Bob says:

    I loved where they showed her firing it. Leaning back as far as possible and visibly displeased when the gun fired, with a look on her face that said, “eww, guns! Icky!”

  13. avatar Swarf says:

    On another note: Autoplay is bullshit.

    1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      Word. Auto play videos do NOT belong on the main page.

      1. Mine didn’t auto play? O.O

  14. avatar IdahoPete says:

    This news story was especially helpful in illustrating that the sole qualification to be a TV news reporter is complete, utter, airheaded stupidity.

  15. avatar Sean says:

    That range looks like a dump.

    1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      Sadly representative of several ranges I’ve seen when visiting family on the east coast. Makes me appreciate well lit, properly ventilated ranges all the more when I’m back home.

    2. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

      I might go to that range…but only to take a dump while on my way to a REAL range!

  16. avatar C says:

    More evidence for my hypothesis that only criminals have .25’s

  17. avatar scottlac says:

    Was she trying to be the female Geraldo or was it purely accidental?

  18. avatar Mr. Bob says:

    I like how his eyes take a long, wary look at her finger on the trigger as he’s telling her that how you can pull the trigger without knowing if you’re startled.
    That was a big, fat hint, but she missed it completely.
    Must be all those hair spray fumes.

  19. avatar None Given says:

    I know two different guys shot by their wives with a .25, one 3 times in the face, I don’t think he even had to stay over night in the hospital.

  20. avatar Mike B says:

    Just because someone works at a gun range doesnt make them an expert….

  21. avatar Peter says:

    Has any firearm ever just gone off sitting in a safe or drawer? Funny how they only fire themselves when someone is holding it.

  22. avatar GS650G says:

    Hey Jane, 1984 called and they want their hairstyle back.

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