Thursday, July 24, 2014
About Those .50 Caliber Rifles
"Gunfire at the U.S. border is the latest incident disproving the false claims the NRA makes to keep .50 caliber rifles legal." So sayeth Timothy Johnson of Media Matters.
Except as Kurt Hofmann points out in his excellent fisking of Johnson's hysteria-filled post, it was .50 BMG machine gun fire that was aimed at Border Patrol agents that came across the border from Mexico. In other words, it wasn't a Barrett .50 BMG rifle or any other .50 caliber rifle.
I would have to say that Timothy Johnson learned his lessons well in how to twist the truth. His internship at the Brady Campaign combined with the tutelage he received from CSGV's Ladd Everitt have prepared him well to be Media Matters designed gun rights hitman.