Live Blog: America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15 by Nick Leghorn | Apr 25, 2013 | 41 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments ready,fire,aim says: April 25, 2013 at 22:10 1st mis-information of the night …burst means exactly that 3 rd burst… not full auto Reply Hinshelworld says: April 25, 2013 at 22:45 Legally speaking its the same… Reply EPThorn says: April 26, 2013 at 00:01 you can have a controlled burst on fully auto though… Reply BadKarma525 says: April 26, 2013 at 01:56 Burst can also mean 2-rd burst. I had the chance to experience an H&K UMP40 that was configured for semi-auto and 2rd burst Reply Skeptical_Realist says: April 26, 2013 at 07:15 No, 3 round burst means 3 round burst. Burst fire from an M61A1 is anywhere from 50 to 200 rounds. Reply Leo338 says: April 25, 2013 at 22:16 My comments don’t show up in the live blog above. Anyone else have this problem? Ok, I guess they have to approve your comment. Lame, who wants to sit here and watch these guys talk to each other? Reply mp says: April 26, 2013 at 00:29 agreed Reply personfromtheinterwebs says: April 25, 2013 at 22:17 thought the ar wasn’t used in Newtown. Reply EPThorn says: April 26, 2013 at 00:02 I don’t know why this myth is still out there… yes, an AR style weapon was not only used in Newton, it was the primary weapon. Reply personfromtheinterwebs says: April 26, 2013 at 00:10 Explain this then. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/01/30208-nbc-admits-no-assault-rifle-used-in-newtown-shooting/ Reply projectiledysfunction says: April 26, 2013 at 00:29 Look at the date on the clip- Dec 15. That was a story from the morning after the shooting when all the media outlets were still desperately trying to barf out more information than the others and most of it was still wrong. Official reports indicated an AR-15 was the primary weapon used while Lanza also carried two handguns, one of which he used to kill himself. A Saiga-12 was found in the trunk of his car. There was an article about it on this very site not long ago: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/02/foghorn/official-the-guns-used-in-newtown-shooting/ personfromtheinterwebs says: April 26, 2013 at 00:56 right on. I stand corrected. bedbugeddy says: April 26, 2013 at 07:39 Stand corrected? So now we believe what the police and the media say? Are you kidding me? projectiledysfunction says: April 26, 2013 at 08:15 bedbugeddy: I don’t know where you’re going with this since the initial report that he used four handguns in the school and the AR was found in the trunk of his car (among other incorrect things reported) came from the media. I mean, if we can’t trust the official police reports what are we supposed to trust? Internet hearsay based on an early, debunked report from a single media source? Really?? racer88 says: April 25, 2013 at 22:20 My comments are not posting. Bummer. Reply Leo338 says: April 25, 2013 at 22:26 They have to approve your comment first. What’s the point of having a live chat where every comment is moderated? Just go to twitter #RiseOFAR15, its better and you’re not moderated. Reply Joke & Dagger says: April 26, 2013 at 00:17 10:23 Nick Leghorn: Racer88: Your comments aren’t posting because I don’t like them. Keep trying. Same to the rest of you nutters. Nic, For the Win. Reply Amanathia says: April 25, 2013 at 22:29 Anyone have a link to a US legal stream of this? 🙂 Reply Evan says: April 25, 2013 at 22:34 Sooo how many times have they said assault rifle by now? Reply racer88 says: April 25, 2013 at 22:36 Turns out my posts were being moderated and rejected as “not funny.” That’s just great. SERIOUSLY??? Reply racer88 says: April 25, 2013 at 22:50 I thought I was among friends here. But, it seems the live chat is just for TTAG staff. Very disappointed. Reply Ben says: April 25, 2013 at 23:00 If they didn’t moderate then the stream would probably be going so fast that nobody could read anything. Live chats tend to get out of hand very fast when unmoderated. Reply racer88 says: April 25, 2013 at 23:02 I had a particular interest in this. And, I got shut out. I have grossly misread my relationship with this blog. Feeling pretty stupid. Nick Leghorn says: April 25, 2013 at 23:29 I was doing my best to let good, relevant comments through. But if we opened it up for everyone…. you should have seen what was caught in the spam filter. I didn’t think our readers could be that racist. The comments section of this post was always open for you to use. Reply racer88 says: April 25, 2013 at 23:36 I was under the obviously false impression that it was open because at the bottom of the window there was a place to enter and send comments. What was I thinking, eh? So, were all the comments by those granted access (mostly TTAG staffers) “relevant?” Or was it more like a “you had to be there conversation” among friends? I’d say 80% of the posted comments by the “in crowd” was vacuous… and I’m being nice. C says: April 26, 2013 at 00:00 Butthurt racer. mp says: April 26, 2013 at 00:31 Seriously why bother advetising it and inviting everyone?? Have you little party and let the drunk staffers inappropriate comments through in private… Ralph says: April 25, 2013 at 22:58 Another crock of sh1t from the MSM. And I missed the NFL draft for this. Reply Roscoe says: April 25, 2013 at 23:08 Well, what do you expect from NBC? They simply confirmed my expectations when I read about the scheduled broadcast. Reply Ralph says: April 26, 2013 at 00:53 Well, what do you expect from NBC? Like you, Roscoe, I expected exactly what we got. Another MSM hit piece. Reply 16V says: April 25, 2013 at 23:06 McDonald’s is ‘America’s Hamburger’ and Olive Garden is ‘America’s Italian’. Let’s not even mention Applevomit. The Mattel puke-in-its-own-mouth-popgun? Damned with faint praise indeed. Reply Ensitue says: April 25, 2013 at 23:27 Apparently the referance to Doc Hammer was completly missed as well Reply gloomhound says: April 25, 2013 at 23:35 I liked the chat/feed/thingy thanks for doing it. Reply PavePusher says: April 26, 2013 at 00:20 I won’t see this until 2200 local, Tucson. Better cook dinner now, otherwise it sounds like I’ll be trying to scream through the screen… Reply Nine says: April 26, 2013 at 01:14 I’m watching a Rerun now. $60 pmags, hilarious. Reply Pat says: April 26, 2013 at 03:57 It was kind of a sleepy program. No new imfo. Compared to the other anti-gun channels, it wasnt very grabber oriented. Reply JAS says: April 26, 2013 at 07:09 I think they got a lot of their talking points on the pro gun side from this site. Some of the stuff they were talking about followed comments and posts in here almost verbatim. In the end though they made the people of the gun look like freaks. Sad. Never saw them talk to Alan, or LEOs, or anybody with a mainstream presence that was pro gun. Reply Saul Feldstein says: April 26, 2013 at 08:03 When the ER nurse started comparing wounds “from an AR15” to wounds seen in Afghanistan, there goes the logic. As if 5.56 wounds are different from, say, 9mm wounds, bullets tear up whatever they hit. If someone gets hit by a car in Afghanistan are the wounds somehow different if they get hit by a car here? Reply Whatever says: April 26, 2013 at 11:31 Anyone find this a as torrent anywhere yet? Reply Hunter says: April 27, 2013 at 13:21 I think this is it. Reply No_Smoking says: April 27, 2013 at 17:03 Thank you Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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