If an anti-gun reporter reads a police report where the Boys in Blue confiscated more than a dozen firearms, they report that the cops “discovered an arsenal.” Judging from an article published at dailymirror.co.uk, the Argentinian press shares this low bar to anti-ballistic bombastic biliousness. ‘Lord of War’ found with 100 grenades, shotguns and antitank missiles in his home sounds pretty impressive. So let’s go to the tape . . .
The man, who has not been identified by police officially, but dubbed the ‘Lord of War’ by local media after the Nicholas Cage film, was found to be in possession of 13 rifles, 34 guns, 21 shotguns and seven carbines.
Police also discovered 16 revolvers, four other handguns, gun and shotgun barrels, 31 magazines and more than 4,000 bullets, which were all seized in the operation.
Not impressed (except for the mystery 34 guns that aren’t rifles, shotguns, carbines or handguns). Four thousand rounds barely covers four TTAG gun reviews. And I know Texans who keep that many firearms in their smaller safe. So . . . what about those grenades and anti-tank missiles?
Also in the arsenal were 20 and 25 mm projectiles which were inscribed with “Army” on the side, two 40mm explosive FMK4 grenades, and one 40mm explosive FMK3 grenade, which are considered to be antitank ammunition.
Surely The Daily Mirror’s headline writer knows the difference between anti-tank ammunition and anti-tank missiles? OK I won’t call him Shirley — if he’ll admit that he hyped the story with fake news®.
I reckon the Argentinian “Lord of War” is little more than a minor-league firearms and munitions collector. But when you’re a reporter with an anti-gun agenda to follow there’s no limit to the amount of exaggeration you can lavish upon a police gun swoop without fear of contradiction or ridicule (save posts found in these parts). Hey if anti-gun fear and loathing saves one child . . .