In a borderline hilarious display of just exactly how little mainstream journalists in America understand firearms, NBC’s Pete Williams apparently dropped a bombshell when describing the newspaper attack in Annapolis in late June.
The shooting, which claimed five lives at the Capitol Gazette office, was carried out by gunman Jarrod Ramos out of an apparent personal vendetta against the publication. He used a legally acquired 12-gauge shotgun. In describing the tragedy, and perhaps pushing the media narrative that all guns are bad and should therefore be banned, NBC’s Pete Williams reportedly described shotguns as being “backwards funnels” — referring to how the weapons fire a spread of shot instead of a single projectile like rifles and handguns do.
Williams’ comment was made public for all to see by fellow NBC journalist Andrea Mitchell.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 29, 2018
Obviously, the point here was that even the firearm’s legality wasn’t enough to protect the five people killed during the shooting. The problem was that shotguns don’t really fit this description…at all.
It is definitely true that shotguns fire a spread of shot rather than a single bullet, making them ideal for close-range action. But, rather than resembling some sort of backwards funnel, shotguns fire a bunch of lead all at once. The size and the types of shot vary depending on which product you’re using.
The silver lining here is that the left is coming close to admitting that shotguns in mass shooting circumstances are actually far more deadly than the demonized AR-15 — semiautomatic weapons that fire one shot for each pull of the trigger. While it’s true the AR-15 definitely affords more range and accuracy at moderate to far distances, they are far more difficult to operate at the professional level. But, AR-15’s look “scary” and shotguns don’t.
How long until shotguns become the symbol of gun control? We’re not holding our breath…
~ Ready to Fire News