BREAKING [UPDATE]: Gun Used by LAX Shooter

Gun used at LAX shooting 11:1:13 (courtesy

Various sources report that the suspect shot and killed a TSA Agent. The suspect was then shot and killed. Click here for live coverage.


  1. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Yep. That’s a gun.

    At least it’s not identifiably an M1 Carbine that the cops identify as an AK-47, like in the Digest last night.

    1. avatar Stitch1870 says:

      Will take another look once I get back to a computer but looks like a mini14/30 or AR variant.

      1. avatar Steve says:

        I was going to say the same thing, looks like a Mini or some kind, however the stock looks MagPulish.

      2. avatar Irock350 says:

        First thing I thought of.

      3. avatar ryger3351 says:

        That’s a Flat-Top AR-15.

    2. avatar Caleb says:

      Pretty large picture here guys. hate to say it but it looks very AR ish to me.


    3. avatar William Burke says:

      Isn’t an “M-1 carbine” known as an M-2? It certainly could be one. Or a Mini-14. More likely the latter, but hard to tell…

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        An M2 carbine is a select fire version of the M1 carbine.

        1. avatar William Burke says:

          Thanks, Ralph.

    4. avatar Antix says:

      It looks kind of like a ruger 10/22
      They have a grayish stock and hand rail. To me the stock looks smaller than an ar-15. And the mag looks too slim. It could be the angle that the photo was taken.

    5. avatar mike valenzuela says:

      The gun is most likely an M1 carbine or possibly a Ruger Mini 14 Ranch rifle.

    6. avatar Patrick says:

      Is it just me, or does it look like a Saiga 12 rather than a rifle like they keep reporting? The barrel and magazine look awfully thick to me.

    7. avatar dan says:

      The weapon in the picture is a mini14/30. Not an Ak47 or AR15.

  2. avatar John E> says:

    can’t tell…mini 14 or .22?

    1. avatar maiko says:

      From the apparent reflection on top of the receiver, i’m guessing that’s the bolt of a Mini-14. Hard to tell, though.

      1. avatar cdphil says:

        I agree mini 14 or mini 30 in a butler creek stock

  3. avatar Rob says:

    So, within minutes they release pictures from LAX, but we’re about to hit the 1-year anniversary of Sandy Hook, and still no pictures from that…

    1. avatar speedracer5050 says:

      They won’t release sandy hook pics for a reason!! We don’t need to see them, we should just trust them in whatever they say!!!

      1. avatar Mike says:

        Say what you really think. You think those children didn`t die? I have heard some conspiracy theories on this site but come on.

      2. avatar Grumpy in Kali says:

        That photo of the rifle is from a private person who posted it on twitter. That’s why we have access to it and not the carnage of Sandy Hook. But if seeing the brain matter of 7 year olds splattered on desks, I’m sure if you really look for it you’ll get your rocks off somewhere.

    2. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I don’t think this is a “released” official photo – looks like it’s some cell phone pic from somebody who was in the terminal and tweeted it.

    3. avatar William Burke says:

      You’ll have to talk to Helen Waite about those pictures.

  4. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    Looks like an Moe stocked AR-15.


    1. avatar Hal says:

      Oh boy. I agree. If you expand the photo it looks an awful lot like an AR-15 with a carbine length gas system and a PMAG next to it.

      Cue the outrage in 4,3,2…

    2. avatar Pete says:

      We HAVE to start calling bullshit as loudly as possible on this. It is NOT NEWS that the gun that is most numerous is used in crime. That’s why S&W 10 was the most common gun in crime for so long. Still is? Can’t remember.

      It’s numbers. It’s real easy, if someone fails to see it, then they are being obtuse or hypocritical on purpose at that point.

    3. avatar Peter says:

      That can’t possibly be. That type of weapon is banned in California, and laws prohibiting items or actions prevent those things from existing or taking place. That’s also why there’s no gun crime at all in Chicago, and wasn’t any in DC until after the Heller decision.

  5. avatar Ruun says:

    Does anyone else think it looks like it may be a folding stock? Maybe a Mini 14 with aftermarket parts?

    1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      It doesn’t quite look like an AR, maybe a mini 14/30? Whatever it is, I am sure it is “banned” by california laws.

    2. avatar Roro says:

      I agree. It looks like a folding stock on a mini.

    3. avatar William Burke says:

      Yeah. That’s my call also.

  6. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    Can’t tell on phone but you can bet your ass it will be a “god awful terroristic assault weapon” by 5pm!!
    Our prayers for those that are injured etc but just wonder about another Anti Gun push!!! Too convienient again??

  7. avatar Steve in MD says:

    Wait a second… a shooting in an airport? Aren’t those gun free zones? How could this have happened?

    1. avatar WarsawPactHeat says:

      I think it depends on the facility and the jurisdiction. At least in MI, most airports I’ve been to are not gun-free outside the TSA-controlled security zones–you may not pass through a security checkpoint with a weapon.

      California, on the other hand…

    2. avatar Big John says:

      heck, it’s a shooting in kalifornia, the biggest gun-free zone of them all.

  8. avatar ST says:

    If you’re reading this in California, better drop what you’re doing and head to the nearest gun store,and with a sense of urgency.
    As the good Book says, dont even grab your coat off the chair.Just go….now.

  9. avatar Jus Bill says:

    I notice SWAT made a cameo appearance at the bottom of the picture. Too bad they had something to do this time.

    Has anyone else noticed a distinct increase in reporting of shootings by the MSM lately?

  10. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    That was a TSA Gun! Oh wait the shooter was ex TSA!

    1. avatar Taylor Tx says:

      JUST read that too, how ironic.

      1. avatar natermer says:

        So a TSA agent used a TSA gun to shoot people at LAX?

        That’s fucked up. Not surprising, but still fucked up.

        Who will save us from our saviors?

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          I have seen nothing whatsoever (besides rank speculation) to indicate it was a TSA gun. And so far, the only person confirmed shot was another TSA agent. There are reports of other injuries, but also reports that some of those injuries may have occurred in the rush to get away.

        2. avatar rosignol says:

          TSA aren’t armed (nor are they issued handcuffs). When they need armed backup, they call for Customs Agents or Airport Police.

  11. avatar Taylor Tx says:

    AR or Mini 14, either way fienslime considers it an assault weapon and its not CA legal. Cue MSM sh1tstorm and executive branch push for more gun control in 3..2..1..

    1. avatar JoshuaS says:

      No, you are wrong. Mini-14’s a certainly CA-legal, as long as they lack the “evil features” such as a pistol grip

      AR-15’s are in every gunstore in CA. Either featureless or with bullet buttons. Not hard to mod. So even if this configuration were illegal, the Mini-14, and AR-15’s in general are not banned

  12. avatar Mark N. says:

    Definitely not a .22. the mag is lying there next to the gun. Mini-14s are actually legal in California with the standard stock. This gun has an evil feature–a pistol grip.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Folding stock; TWO evil features. Pray for the Republic. No, really. Pray.

      1. avatar pat says:

        Plus what looks like a standard 30 round detachable magazine. THREE evil features.

        1. avatar Grumpy in Kali says:

          It could be a Sacramento approved 10 round pinned version…..we don’t want to jump to any conclusions….

  13. avatar gloomhound says:

    That’s a Ruger product.

  14. avatar gk99 says:


    I thought California was a gun free paradise?
    This is more proof that criminals and maniacs don’t care about gun-free zones and gun-control laws.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      That’s helpful. Maybe it’s a stick. Or a dead Bigfoot.

  15. avatar JaredFromTampa says:

    Looks like a Mini-14 or a Mini-30 to me…

  16. avatar tdiinva says:

    No gun control mileage here. He didn’t rack up a body count because there was a good guy with a gun there. The only reason that this is a story is that it happened at an airport.

  17. avatar D. says:

    Sure doesn’t look like a “screening” area of the airport. LAX regulars wish to speculate?

    1. avatar Ruun says:

      That’s definitely just outside of a boarding gate, well past the security checkpoint. That guy got a rifle past security. And yesterday they were talking on the radio about how many firearms have been seized in south Florida airports this year…

      1. avatar maiko says:

        not so “definitely” … lax has chairs and such outside the checkpoint.

        1. avatar Daniel says:

          LAX doesn’t have carpet installed outside of the security screeners. Definitely in a boarding gate area.

      2. avatar Heretical Politik says:

        They’re pretty clear on this. Checkpoint cleared out completely when the shooter opened fire, and he just walked right through it.

    2. avatar Jeff says:


      I posted on another forum that, if you were able to skip past the TSA screening gate, it would take probably 30 seconds to walk in the front doors of LAX, up the escalators, and into the gate seating area of terminal 3.

      ironically, I was sitting in that same general area just outside of the security gate in LAX, returning from a work trip on the day Sandy Hook happened. probably sat on some of those rows of chairs, watching the retarded MSM news coverage.

  18. avatar VBS says:

    That’s a Mini 14. It’s not an AR cause the barrel doesn’t have the shoulder thing that goes up. Stock is a basic sliding AR-type. Pretty sure it’s not an M1 on account of the stock and the magazine.

    1. avatar Jeff says:

      Looked like a Mini-14 to me as well, until I looked at the full-res version of the image and could make out the brass deflector and forward assist.

      1. avatar rosignol says:


        1. avatar Jeff says:

          same one as in the OP, but you have to click it a few times to get it big.

  19. avatar DanRRZ says:

    Looks like a modded ruger mini 14 to me. If I squint I can perhaps see the characteristic tapered barrel.

    I was looking at one as the only viable .223 fun gun allowable in NY state these days. I better move quick.

    1. avatar Jan says:

      Really looks like a Mini-14 or 30 just by looking at the fore end. Possibly with a Tapco stock.

  20. avatar Patriot says:

    Looks like a military-style trench warfare capable of spraying bullets thing that goes up evil black police-style magazine-clip assault automatic rifle to me.

    1. avatar Logan says:

      And tactical. You forgot to mention tactical.

  21. avatar Patriot says:

    Not to tin-foil hattery or anything, but weren’t they talking about making TSA agents Federale police, well they’ve got it now.

  22. avatar Sammy says:

    These incidents will always be a part of life regardless of laws, regulations, or the usurping of rights. Problem is this is the fuel that drives the grabbers train. No one cares if 30,000,000 people act responsibly, but the acts of an immeasurably small percentage of the population is enough to strip the entire country of the right of self preservation. Anti gun spin is going into overdrive.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      The problem is you’re talking to sensible, knowledgeable people. The Presstitute Media has the ear of Mr. and Ms. Amerika.

  23. avatar MattG says:

    Honestly, looks like a varmint-type AR to me, with the unadorned tubular free-float handguard, and a funky fixed stock that’s not an A2-style.

  24. avatar Ralph says:

    It’s a pellet gun, borrowed from a kid in Santa Rosa who won’t be needing it anymore.

  25. avatar ToddR says:

    It’s a good thing that I bought my AR-15 yesterday. Talk about timing the market.

  26. avatar KCK says:

    The mag seems to have an AR arc, is the mini 14 similar?

    1. avatar Bob Trent says:

      Is calling every gun longer than a pistol an “AK-47” out of style now?

      How did the AR-15, the semiautomatic version of the M16, become the new “bad gun?”
      Now we have “AR-15 shotguns.”

      “It could have been a single shot 410 shotgun…”
      That’s an “AR-15 single shot .410 shotgun.”
      Used to be an “AK-47 single shot .410 shotgun.”
      “AR-15” must be American for “AK-47.” Calling every crime gun an “AK-47” is racist as it is Russian.

  27. avatar Stinkeye says:

    Does it really matter what kind of gun it is? In the media, it’s an AR-15, period. These are the same idiots that call an M1 Carbine an AK-47, and to whom every handgun is a Glock.

  28. avatar C says:

    That ain’t california compliant.

  29. avatar Lyle James says:

    I’m going with a bump ski or slide fire……..

  30. avatar Haley says:

    Looks like a Polish Archer with a collapsible stock.,…google it.

  31. avatar LaughterEnsues says:

    Looks like a Ruger Ranch Rifle (Mini 14) with Tapco adjustable M4 stock and Pro-Mag polymer 30rd magazines.

  32. avatar Jeff from FL says:

    They are saying it was an AR.
    And an assault rifle. Go figure.
    Gun control looms in the distance.

  33. avatar Emancipator144 says:

    Ruger Ranch Rifle (Mini 14) with Tapco adjustable M4 stock and Pro-Mag polymer 30rd magazines…

  34. avatar Saul Feldstein says:

    Who cares what it was, this is what the media wanted, a gun control flag to wave to get the sheeps minds off Obamacare and all the other scandals. It could have been a single shot 410 shotgun and Piers MorGOON would be raving about guns. I fully suspect Obamas media minions have been told to change the topic back to gun control at the first opportunity.

  35. avatar Miguel says:

    Looks like a Ruger mini-14 with a custom stock, not an AR-15 as the Progressive Liberal media has been reporting,

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Well, hold on to your hat, Miguel, because the Progressive Liberal media is right, and you’re wrong. Much better photo:

    2. avatar PhilOhio says:

      Miguel, that is not a Ruger Mini-14, I know, I owned several of them over the years.
      The round is the same caliber, but that is about all.

  36. avatar Souhegan says:

    S&W M&P 15

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