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    The media and how they describe firearms

    So was reading the read up about the bedroom murders and about half way down my eyes started to bleed, the terminology used to describe firearms are so bad they don't even make sense, if they want to bother trying to provide details why wouldn't they get them right?
    None of the (real and bullshit) details make any sense to people who know nothing about firearms anyway.


    In his friend John's gun safe he was storing a Stag .223 semi-automatic rifle, a Ruger SR. 22 semi-automatic assault-type rifle and a .22-calibre assault-type rifle.
    At the house Mowatt lived in at Waimauku, police found a semi-automatic-style Ruger .22 rifle, a Remington shotgun, an airgun, a crossbow and arrows, grenades and mortar rounds and live ammunition.
    In the boot of Mowatt's car, they found a Ruger rifle stock with a sight scope attached and a .22 calibre firearm.
    At his home under renovation in Te Atatu, they found a large amount of ammunition, a .223 Remington rifle, a Stag-15 rifle, a DP wooden-barrel rifle and a bolt-action rifle.
    At a rented storage unit in Mowatt's name, they found a Ruger semi-automatic rifle.


    The Bedroom Murders: 29 shots, 3 people dead. Why? - National - NZ Herald News

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    What a spastic

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    Wow I want one of those wooden barrel rifles.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Add to that their regular use of "high calibre rifles" and "point blank range". But at the end of the day the media don't care, it's more about alarming the public than being accurate in order to keep the gun fraternity happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    But at the end of the day the media don't care, it's more about alarming the public than being accurate
    Think that goes for most topics, not just firearms!
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    Much has been written as to the low calibre (no pun intended) of the modern journalist, they are under huge pressure to pump out as much clickbait as possible so even if they were inclined to check the facts they just don't get the time.

    Also many young journalists are the leftovers of the "journalism" classes, the good ones end up in PR firms as it's better paid and way more fun. Journalism is generally very poorly paid so the good ones who don't care about the money will be there to inflict upon the masses their own personal agenda(s) which they will be very passionate and one sided about. Add in the fact most of their lecturers would have been left leaning and it's not hard to see how we end up with an ill informed anti gun mainstream media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Wow I want one of those wooden barrel rifles.
    I thought you had one, highly polished I was told
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Wow I want one of those wooden barrel rifles.
    Do u want a wooden suppressor to @Rushy

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    sooo,,, how do i get some grenades?.....or morter rounds .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynastar27 View Post
    Do u want a wooden suppressor to @Rushy

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    Wooden work
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Wooden work
    Classic. Wooden think so aye?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    grenades and mortar rounds and live ammunition.

    OMG!!! LIVE AMMUNITION

    The question is what can we do about this type of stupidity? Hold firearm lessons for Journos... That would likely backfire (excuse the pun).

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    I think the issue really is where the fuck are they getting these words from? They don't even make sense.

    Anyone able to explain to me what a sight scope and a semi-automatic-style gun is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Wow I want one of those wooden barrel rifles.
    That wood then be called a Woody?

    Wooden think you'd be wanting someone else's Woody @Rushy

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    I think the issue really is where the fuck are they getting these words from? They don't even make sense.
    I was going to say wikipedia, but even that would give them more sensible words to use!

 

 

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