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“Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan told an argument quickly escalated into a fatal gunfight between Wayne Therman Harris and Chris McGonagill in Calhoun City, Miss. The shooting took place just outside McGonagill’s home, where he, Harris, and three other men were having a barbecue before things got heated between the two friends. Harris, who received a full pardon from Barbour for the sale of marijuana, was shot twice in the leg. McGonagill was shot seven times and died during surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.” The fact that Mississippi’s gov pardoned the shooter isn’t as shocking as the revelation at the bottom of the story: “Officers are checking to see if the two men had licenses for the weapons involved, a .20 mm rifle and .9 mm pistol.” We’ve been reporting on criminals toting .9mms for a while, but the .20mm long gun is a new and worrying development. The two together? Small guns. Big story.


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    • That’s the point. The person who wrote the article didn’t know any better.

      Garrett Tenney is part of the Junior Reporter program at Fox News. Get more information on the Junior Reporters Program here.

        • The funny part is, after further review, it turned out to be .22 LR. From .22 LR to .20 mm… I think it was an exercise in “How many things can you get wrong in 5 characters or less.”

  1. Why can’t these criminals find a new “tool” to do their misdeeds? We all know it is not the guns, but maybe if these guys would just start beating each other to death with tree limbs gun owners wouldn’t get such a bad rep.

    • If that were the case, you wouldn’t hear about it on the news. Lots of people get stabbed and beaten everyday. Somehow, those casese never get reported. But if a firearm goes off anywhere but a gun range or hunter’s tree stand, it’s 24/7 coverage.

      It’s almost like the media has some sort of agenda they’re pushing…

  2. There is NO EARTHLY REASON to own a 20mm assault cannon! There is no sporting use, and while I support the second amendment I think Americans agree we need to keep assault cannons off of the streets. Just think. It could have had mega jumbo clips, or even *gasp* a shoulder thing that goes up!


  3. i was researching some case law and precedents in PA this weekend. I was pretty surprised when about a third of the firearms cases said something like .380 revolver or .40mm handgun or .9mm. I even saw one that said .30 caliber shotgun. And these were the official docket summaries.

    Educate to liberate.

  4. 20mm rifles are NFA, 10 or so feet long, cost a couple grand a foot and spit hundred dollar bills. I’m with Matt, this must have been a misprint.

    • Also, I give exactly no fucks about this guy selling some weed. Gun rights advocates need to recognize that prohibition never works.

  5. Shouldn’t he strap himself to a tree before he shoots that? Looks like the recoil would endanger the county his back is facing.

  6. Didn’t one of the other Barbour pardonees commit rape, again, shortly after his release? I know a few of them quickly made the news within weeks of getting their pass.
    One way to keep guns out of felons hands, at least for a predictable period of time, would be to let criminals serve out their sentences. Otherwise, what’s the point of a jury system?

  7. Not only does this “Junior Reporter” know nothing about guns, he seems to know nothing about the metric system or simple fractional numbers. I mean a .2 mm bullet is just ridiculous, if you think about it for half a second.

    It’s time to fire that junior reporter.

    • It’s probably something like an internship or class credit thing, so the work quality you get is directly proportional to what you pay for it.

  8. FYI, no weapons license or registration is required in MS, unless it’s a federal license for a machine gun, etc., or a CCW license. So, either the reporter got that wrong too, or the officers are idiots checking for licenses that don’t exist.

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