Home Entertainment Live Blog: America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15 EntertainmentGun ControlMedia Live Blog: America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15 By Nick Leghorn - April 25, 2013 41 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Objectivity: Media Asks Bloomberg’s ‘The Trace’ How to Report on School Shootings New York Prosecutors Propose Reducing Jail Time for Gun Crimes While Gun Crime Soars Colorado Democrats Push 3 Gun Control Bills That Would Put Citizens’ Lives in Danger 41 COMMENTS 1st mis-information of the night …burst means exactly that 3 rd burst… not full auto Reply Legally speaking its the same… Reply you can have a controlled burst on fully auto though… Reply 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 No, 3 round burst means 3 round burst. Burst fire from an M61A1 is anywhere from 50 to 200 rounds. Reply 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 agreed Reply thought the ar wasn’t used in Newtown. Reply 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 Explain this then. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/01/30208-nbc-admits-no-assault-rifle-used-in-newtown-shooting/ Reply 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/ right on. I stand corrected. Stand corrected? So now we believe what the police and the media say? Are you kidding me? 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?? My comments are not posting. Bummer. Reply 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 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 Anyone have a link to a US legal stream of this? 🙂 Reply Sooo how many times have they said assault rifle by now? Reply Turns out my posts were being moderated and rejected as “not funny.” That’s just great. SERIOUSLY??? Reply I thought I was among friends here. But, it seems the live chat is just for TTAG staff. Very disappointed. Reply 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 I had a particular interest in this. And, I got shut out. I have grossly misread my relationship with this blog. Feeling pretty stupid. 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 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. Butthurt racer. Seriously why bother advetising it and inviting everyone?? Have you little party and let the drunk staffers inappropriate comments through in private… Another crock of sh1t from the MSM. And I missed the NFL draft for this. Reply Well, what do you expect from NBC? They simply confirmed my expectations when I read about the scheduled broadcast. Reply Well, what do you expect from NBC? Like you, Roscoe, I expected exactly what we got. Another MSM hit piece. Reply 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 Apparently the referance to Doc Hammer was completly missed as well Reply I liked the chat/feed/thingy thanks for doing it. Reply 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 I’m watching a Rerun now. $60 pmags, hilarious. Reply It was kind of a sleepy program. No new imfo. Compared to the other anti-gun channels, it wasnt very grabber oriented. Reply 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 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 Anyone find this a as torrent anywhere yet? Reply I think this is it. Reply Thank you Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.