Perhaps the Stupidest TV Report on Guns In the History of the World, Ever Crime and Punishment by Robert Farago | Mar 23, 2013 | 43 comments facebook twitter linkedin email I’m sure there’ve been more inane reports on firearms on TV news. I just can’t remember seeing one. comments John says: March 23, 2013 at 09:08 This could almost be a modern art piece on the lack of content in modern reporting. “Fluxx piece” doesn’t even begin to cover it Reply racer88 says: March 23, 2013 at 09:13 Oy! So many things going on (wrongly) there. Reply Thrawn says: March 23, 2013 at 09:18 OH MY GOD, A 25 CAL? HOW THE HELL IS THAT LEGAL? THAT COULD PRETTY MUCH BLOW A TANK APART. Reply Brian says: March 23, 2013 at 13:13 Yeah, I mean 25 is bigger than 9, right? Reply chrismclain22 says: March 23, 2013 at 14:37 Lets not forget it can blow up railroads as well! Reply Lucas D. says: March 23, 2013 at 15:24 Where’s the shoulder thing that goes up?! It allows for deadly and swiss-watch accurate firing from the hip!! Joel says: March 23, 2013 at 22:08 Why is there no thumbs-up button for these comments?! Reply Barstow Cowboy says: March 24, 2013 at 04:19 Almost 3 times larger, by my reckoning. Reply Skyler says: March 23, 2013 at 09:24 What’s the problem with shooting someone that is lunging at you? Reply Janiak says: March 23, 2013 at 09:38 In and of itself, nothing. He was also stabbed 29 times and his throat was slit. Possibly a tad excessive… Reply Bill J. says: March 23, 2013 at 09:54 and premeditated. He just got out of the shower, was nekid and had just dumped her for another gal. Reply Mark says: March 23, 2013 at 09:39 I find it difficult to believe that anyone could fail to understand that pressing the trigger of a loaded firearm causes it to fire given that it is precisely what they’re explicitly designed to do. Reply dwb says: March 23, 2013 at 09:47 while i always like members of the media shown actually testing guns, her trigger control control needs help. Yes, i know she said its unloaded. Still, don’t wave it around like that with you finger there. Reply Russ Bixby says: March 23, 2013 at 11:12 Well, she did at least keep it pointed in a safe-ish direction throughout. Reply AlphaGeek says: March 23, 2013 at 13:49 No excuse. It’s exactly that error that combines with, say, improperly clearing the weapon that results in a negligent discharge. Reply chrismclain22 says: March 23, 2013 at 14:39 People seem to forget the ALWAYS TREAT IT LIKE ITS LOADED STUPID. I added the stupid part fyi. mountocean says: March 23, 2013 at 15:15 At one point she had both fingers on the trigger. Two negatives make a posative, right? Reply Joel says: March 23, 2013 at 22:10 “Two negatives make a positive, right?” Only if you’re leaning backward at the moment of discharge. Reply Pencotron says: March 25, 2013 at 11:01 It was almost as if she kept saying it was unloaded to justify her finger on the trigger. Could it really happen that way she asks? Sure, if she handled it like the reporter. Reply Don says: March 23, 2013 at 09:56 Was this particular report lacking any meaningful information? I guess so. But I’m not sure how that differs from 99% of the stuff on the news. Ever watch the reporting of an airplane crash? Same lack of meaningful information and lots of misinformation. Reply Barstow Cowboy says: March 24, 2013 at 04:21 I only watch TV news to see what’s happening on American Idol. Reply paultmccain says: March 23, 2013 at 10:48 Definitely Pulitzer prize material. Reply Barstow Cowboy says: March 24, 2013 at 04:22 Yeah, she blew the lid off of that story. Reply Swarf says: March 23, 2013 at 11:01 I liked the instructor. We shouldn’t be too hard on the reporter. It can’t be easy trying to be a serious journalist all the while knowing that you had to raid your mother’s pantsuit stash from the 70’s in order to get dressed that morning. Reply BLAMMO says: March 23, 2013 at 11:05 Was there a point to that story? If so, the guy from the range pretty much debunked it. So, why air it at all? Reply R says: March 23, 2013 at 14:11 Because it gets or keeps ratings up. That is all that news media cares about. Reply Rigtview says: March 23, 2013 at 11:19 Love her overwrought, jacked up interview style. Give us a break sister. Kept waiting for that “unloaded” gun to go off while she was waving it around with her finger on the trigger. iDIoT Reply William Burke says: March 23, 2013 at 14:26 That hallmark style is ALL Jane Sanchez, ALL the time. Even off air, I suspect. Nancy Grace Junior. Reply My Name Is Bob says: March 23, 2013 at 12:11 I loved where they showed her firing it. Leaning back as far as possible and visibly displeased when the gun fired, with a look on her face that said, “eww, guns! Icky!” Reply Swarf says: March 23, 2013 at 12:19 On another note: Autoplay is bullshit. Reply AlphaGeek says: March 23, 2013 at 14:28 Word. Auto play videos do NOT belong on the main page. Reply chrismclain22 says: March 23, 2013 at 14:42 Mine didn’t auto play? O.O Reply IdahoPete says: March 23, 2013 at 12:59 This news story was especially helpful in illustrating that the sole qualification to be a TV news reporter is complete, utter, airheaded stupidity. Reply Sean says: March 23, 2013 at 13:36 That range looks like a dump. Reply AlphaGeek says: March 23, 2013 at 14:30 Sadly representative of several ranges I’ve seen when visiting family on the east coast. Makes me appreciate well lit, properly ventilated ranges all the more when I’m back home. Reply Barstow Cowboy says: March 24, 2013 at 04:24 I might go to that range…but only to take a dump while on my way to a REAL range! Reply C says: March 23, 2013 at 15:30 More evidence for my hypothesis that only criminals have .25’s Reply scottlac says: March 23, 2013 at 15:54 Was she trying to be the female Geraldo or was it purely accidental? Reply Mr. Bob says: March 23, 2013 at 18:49 I like how his eyes take a long, wary look at her finger on the trigger as he’s telling her that how you can pull the trigger without knowing if you’re startled. That was a big, fat hint, but she missed it completely. Must be all those hair spray fumes. Reply None Given says: March 23, 2013 at 18:54 I know two different guys shot by their wives with a .25, one 3 times in the face, I don’t think he even had to stay over night in the hospital. Reply Mike B says: March 23, 2013 at 19:30 Just because someone works at a gun range doesnt make them an expert…. Reply Peter says: March 24, 2013 at 11:29 Has any firearm ever just gone off sitting in a safe or drawer? Funny how they only fire themselves when someone is holding it. Reply GS650G says: March 30, 2013 at 13:59 Hey Jane, 1984 called and they want their hairstyle back. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website 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.