“According to a federal law enforcement official, the rifle Mateen used to murder and maim more than 100 people was a Sig Sauer MCX. Mateen legally purchased the weapon, similar to an AR-15, on June 4 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, near where he lived. (He legally purchased a Glock 17 handgun the following day, which he also carried during the attack.)”
As with the Bushmaster used by Adam Lanza in the Newtown shooting, MoJo’s doing her level best to make the SIG SAUER MCX infamous. And it appears to be working to some degree. We’re seeing all kinds of eyeballs on our review of the gun Nick posted eight months ago.
How’s this for ominous?:
Although the legal civilian version of the gun fires on semi-automatic, it can be highly lethal. Indeed, like many of his recent predecessors, Mateen was able to unleash a devastating barrage of gunfire. The law enforcement official declined to comment on the total number of rounds fired in the attack. But, he said, it was “obviously a lot.”
Oooooh, and they drop this bit of trivia, too:
According to the book Guns of Special Forces 2001-2015, the MCX is known in military circles as the “Black Mamba” and was developed at the request of the US Army’s special operations forces.
It’s amazing what some deft Google-fu will yield. Of course, virtually no one’s ever heard the MCX referred to by that snappy moniker, but what the hell. Mother has to do what she can to make SIG’s gun sound as ominous as possible. You go, girl.