Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The New York Times discovers shotgun technology

In reporting the DC shooting case, the New York Times makes plain old buckshot sound like the latest in high-tech tactical weaponry.
The gunman then perched himself above an atrium where he fired down on people who had been eating breakfast, officials said, adding that he used shotgun shells that had roughly a dozen large ball-bearing-like shots in them, increasing their lethal nature. 
“When he discharged, the pieces of lead would spread the farther they went,” the one official said. “It is similar to weapons used in bird shooting but on a more serious scale. These were not bullets but many small pieces of lead flying through the air.”
The New York Times never ceases to amaze. I wonder if the writer understands Mr. Obama's shotgun would work much the same way... if he really has one.

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