The AR-15 has only been around for about 60 years, so you can understand why no one in the mainstream media seems to know the first thing about what it does, how it works…you know…esoteric details like that. It’s why they hate it so much when gun rights supporters call them on their errors in reporting when an AR figures prominently in the news. They whine and call it “gunsplaining.”
So when they describe an AR as an ultra-powerful semi-automatic machine gun, cut them a break. They simply haven’t had enough time to absorb all of the AR’s intricacies.
A shotgun, though is a different story. They’ve been around for a couple of hundred years. You’d think that would be enough time for these enterprising journalists — people trained and practiced in ferreting out the facts — to learn how something as simple as a scattergun works. But you’d be wrong.
The Annapolis shooter used a legally purchased shotgun yesterday to murder five people in the Capital Gazette newsroom. Fortunately America has people like Andrea Mitchell to explain exactly what happened and the implement he used.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 29, 2018
Bless her heart. Mitchell’s come in for more than a little ridicule since unleashing that tweet.
Yeah, when I want advice on extra creamy ice cream I go ask someone who is lactose intolerant.
— James Steward (@DepressedWhity) June 29, 2018
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— CarolinaConservative (@ShaunaJ1776) June 29, 2018
PLEASE…hire someone, anyone that has a clue about firearms…you guys are just embarrassing yourselves…Every. Single. Time. 🤦♀️ https://t.co/WpN4Av2m3J
— jk9401 (@JK199407) June 29, 2018
— Cris (@thebiblioblonde) June 29, 2018
Ah, another episode of “People Who Have No Idea How Guns Work Lecture Us About Guns” https://t.co/HI3C1Ufu3T
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 29, 2018
— Stelkr8zBo (@Stelkr8zBo) June 29, 2018