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CNN says bolt action = assault rifle = shotgun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by GuyBMeredith, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Time for us to use the feedback option and educate CNN. Reporter Randi Kaye hosts two segments on the Oklahoma thugs, showing a video of Edwards with a firearm. In one she refers to it as an assault weapon, in the other a shotgun.

    Shooting suspects pose with guns, cash - CNN.com Video

    Then flood their email with corrections on the assault weapon comment.


    Edit: I hadn't paid attention to the muzzle, appears to be shotgun. The side view here looked like scoped rifle.
     
  2. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    its a bolt action, so its very unlikely to be a shot gun and apparently its gangster to own a hunting rifle. oh and you'll have to look closely to see that they are pretending to talk on the phone with money in their hands.

    absolutely terrible reporting. even if you like their views, you would have to see that for what it is; plain old crap.
     
  3. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Bolt action=sniper rifle
    Semi auto=assault rifle
    Shotgun=street sweeper.
    Remember the media,TV and movies cater to the uninformed, illinformed, misinformed ignorant masses.
     
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    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    Sadly our friend in Commiefornia learned the media tricks the hard way, what he said is very true.
     
  5. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Well, there are two videos and in the first the reporter refers to the firearm as an assault weapon so apparently she has given bolt action firearms (5 shots or less?) a promotion. Wonder how Feinstein and our local dipstick are going to weave that into their next proposal.
     
  6. pakrat57

    pakrat57 Reedsport Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It could easily be a shotgun, each of my brothers grew up shooting .410 bolt action shotguns. There are a number of manufactures that make them, Marlin, Mossberg and Browning have made or are still making them.
    Browning A-Bolt Shotguns,*Firearms, Product Family
     
  7. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Yeah, my first purchase at age 18 or 19 was a Mossberg bolt action 12 GA.
     
  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    CNN calls itself a news network which is also incorrect.
     
  10. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They pretty much say that any long gun that was not made for legitimate hunting is an assault weapon.