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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gee, I wonder why Trump banned WaPo

Like most of the media, the Washington Post erroneously reported that the Muslim terrorist who shot and killed 49 gay people on Sunday used an AR-15. Unlike most of the media, the Washington Post corrected the mistake on Wednesday.

As the newspapers said, "That doesn’t change much."
From the Washington Post:
The gun the Orlando shooter used was a Sig Sauer MCX, not an AR-15. That doesn’t change much.
In the hours after Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando night club, Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said the gunman’s weapons included a pistol and an “AR-15-type assault rifle.”
On Monday night, officials clarified that the rifle Omar Mateen used in the shooting was not an AR-15, but a Sig Sauer MCX rifle.
While aesthetically similar to and just as lethal as an AR-15, the MCX is internally a different beast, thus all but removing it from the AR-15 family of rifles. Yet while the weapon is different, the MCX and the AR-15 share the same design purpose: providing a highly portable, customizable, easy to operate and accurate rifle for the individual who possesses it.
As Bob Owens from the blog “Bearing Arms” points out, the MCX is a modular rifle designed to be able to change between a variety of calibers and “otherwise has no major parts that interface with AR-15s in any way, shape or form.”
Originally designed for U.S. Special Operations forces, the MCX was built from the “ground up” to be lightweight and short, and it accepts “a broad array of accessories, enabling you to build a complete weapon system for any scenario or environment,” Sig Sauer’s website says.
While able to shoot the same caliber ammunition — .223 —  as an AR-15, the MCX was initially meant to fire a round called a .300 Blackout. The relatively new caliber, according to Owens, was designed to provide Special Operations Command with a bullet that was as quiet as a pistol round but packed the range and lethality of a rifle cartridge. A side effect of the bullet’s design is that the it mimics the size of the round fired by AK-47-type rifles.
So the weapon used was not an AR-15.

But false reports have lawmakers targeting the AR-15.

Trump pulled the newspaper's press credentials because it was sloppy in reporting what he said in wake of the massacre.

Now this.

I think Trump is right.

Do you?

Coming soon -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."


  1. Getting the weapon type wrong is not the most cardinal sin in this case. What is worse is (1) the attempts by the media to blame Christians and the NRA for the killings, and (2) the flat-out refusal to admit that none of the proposed gun control laws would have stopped the killer.

  2. The press have a lower public favorability rating than Trump so it's a no-lose for him to revoke the credentials of the WaPo. The more they whine the more the public likes it and the more Trump benefits.

  3. Trump should put the NY Slimes in his crosshairs as the next one out the door. Every article about hil-liar-y slobbers about her awesomeness, while every article about Mr. Trump is full of thinly- veiled snide and nasty comments.

  4. Two elements contributed to the heinous killings in Orlando: (1) a lethal weapon, and (2) a lethal ideology. If the killer had not had access to a weapon, the killings might not have occurred. But, too, if the killer had not been under the sway of a perverted religious ideology, the killings might not have occurred. So why single out the weapon and ignore the ideology? Arguably, the fault attaches to both of them, the killer's weapon and his religious teachings, and they are inseparable. Libs often cite the Precautionary Principle when they wish to ban things. In this instance, the PP would say it is not enough to ban just one: if you ban the gun, you must also ban radical Islam.

    1. Mussle loader and can of propane. You don't need access to semi-autos. Imagination is what kills. Look at what a few box cutters did.

    2. Iapetus - It is not radical Islam. It is Islam. He was following the precepts of Islam. If you haven't read the Koran, I suggest you do. Islam is not a religion of peace and it never has been.

  5. Everyone seems hell-bent on ignoring the fact that the Orlando Muslim Killer was a licensed SECURITY GAURD who had worked for "Homeland IN-Security" and therefore had passed supposedly tougher "background checks" than a mere citizen.

    So much for tougher gun laws.

    1. Had an argument with a lefty-he ignored
      your point (mine,too.) he did every thing right to get a weapon and work security,and also had a flashing blue
      sign saying:"I want to kill you alll!!
      -ask me how." and no one stopped him.
      TG McCoy

    2. Because everyone was afraid of being accused of Islamophobia. BTW, the real definition of Islamophobia is a rational fear of Islam.

  6. In Obama's mind, citizens shouldn't have the right to bear arms, but the Iranian and Korean rogue states and nukes beith okay.

    You have to feel sorry for Disney's cartoon creation Goofy, when a POTUS tries to muscle in on his racket.

  7. Wash Post wrote “Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting.” It was a lie.

  8. An AR-15 can be had for $600.00. A Sig MCX is closer to $1800.00. I suppose he might have put it on a credit card and won't be around to pay the bill, but if he paid for that rifle it makes me think that he wasn't spending his own money.

  9. We got your ignorance, your incompetence, and your "don't care if it's right". That's the three-horse parlay for losers, the WaPo, and the NYT.

  10. The Democrats, the Progressive Left, and the media (but I repeat myself) will obfuscate, distort, and flat-out lie until they get their way, which is the disarming of the American citizenry. Then they will be able to herd us like sheep. - Elric