When this liberal website tried explaining AR-15 rifles to their followers, they proved why Americans should NOT trust the media when it comes to guns.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, countless media outlets have tried to explain what an AR-15 rifle does and how it works.
Independent Journal Review reporter Joe Perticone recently debunkedcertain misconceptions about the gun, including the myth that it’s an assault rifle and can fire 700 rounds in a minute, which Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Florida) told a CNN anchor last week.
Now, Vox has attempted to explain the AR-15, still referring to it as an “assault” rifle:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 20, 2016
There’s just one problem — Vox obtained the above graphic from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, an anti-gun group, which identified a 37mm launcher as a “grenade launcher.”
Simply put, the attachment does not launch “grenades.”Furthermore, grenades are regulated under the National Firearms Act are categorized as “destructive devices,” making it illegal for civilians to buy military-grade grenades in the United States.
Here was the reaction from the internet:
A grenade launcher?!? Seriously? Are you people high?
— Newman (@mt_newman) June 20, 2016
And an AR-15 does not have a grenade launcher. You people are straight-up idiots.
— CROSSPATCHe (@VictorB123) June 20, 2016
VOX may not know it but the M16 & AR-15 Military Version with a Grenade Launcher becomes the M203. https://t.co/IrIq5igeIV
— ❯❯−ΕΘĐ−➤ (@_EOD) June 20, 2016
Only vox would be stupid enough to suggest an M203 grenade launcher is civilian legal (hint, it's in no way legal) https://t.co/I5ubFr1rMI
— MWPolitics (@MWPolitics) June 20, 2016
"grenade launcher." Why not just up it tactical nuclear bomb launcher? It sounds cooler. https://t.co/RD6lu74AuU
— Hans Gruber (@hansgruberdies) June 20, 2016
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