“A Polk County Sheriff’s deputy suffered injuries from breaking glass when a man fired at a helicopter the deputy was riding in,” grandforksherald.com reports. “Charges are pending against Carstie Lee Clausen of Clearbrook [above], who reportedly shot twice at the helicopter with a high-powered rifle.”
“High-powered rifles” are a regular feature in the mainstream media (e.g., Washington and Oregon groups push to ban high-powered rifles, to create a ‘West Coast Wall’ and Experts explain appeal of high-powered rifles). I’m no Nick Leghorn, but I reckon a rifle firing a .223 caliber bullet is to a .50 cal what a hammer is to a wrecking ball. What is a “high-powered rifle”?