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Media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:14 am
by 700PSS
New York Times gets it wrong, media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... z2fDLbfMMA
While it is true that Alexis rented and shot an AR-type rifle at Sharpshooters Small Arms Range in Lorton, sources close to the investigation tell me that he did not attempt to buy the rifle.

Instead, he passed both the federal and state background checks and bought a Remington 870 shotgun and 15 shotgun shells, which he used, tragically, kill 12 innocent people.

Despite all the stories over the last 48 hours about the AR-15, it was never used by anyone but law enforcement at the shooting on Monday. The New York Times should issue a correction immediately.

Re: Media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:51 am
by renegade
I saw this too. They are desperate to link an AR-15 into the story anyway they can.

Re: Media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:37 am
by Stan1
It sounds like an AR-15 pattern rifle or two ended the problem, not contributed.

Re: Media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:52 am
by Libertarian_Geek
If it's black, it's an AR15.

I once owned an AR15 Mitsubishi Eclipse.