USA Today has finally revealed in a news article today what guns were used in the Dallas Police HQ attack. And the results are very surprising. Not at all what I expected. It turns out that all of these numerous reports in the national press of an assault rifle being used in this attack were FALSE!! Can you imagine that?? Does this mean that the press has a bias against such rifles? Why would they jump to assume something without having any hard evidence? Simply because of the number of bullet holes found? It turns out that the shooter, James Boulware, did not use anything at all remotely like a AK-47 or AR-15. Yet, it was universally reported in the media that he used an Assault Rifle. I even saw a couple of news articles mention that the incident could potentially generate new calls for gun control, because of that. Here are the guns that Boulware had on him: Cheap Jennings 9mm handgun Taurus Judge in .45 LC/410 shotshell Savage Model 111 bolt action hunting rifle in 6.5 x 284 caliber with Redfield scope Ruger 10-22 with Nikon scope Stevens Model 320 pump action 12 gauge shotgun with pistol grip The only gun that could remotely be called Tactical would be the Stevens shotgun, since it has a pistol grip. After looking again at some of the damage to the windows at the HQ, I think that it looks pretty clear that a lot of the holes were from buckshot patterns fired at long range. So it actually looks like most of the damage was not even done by a semiautomatic weapon, despite universal press coverage of that being the case. Anyway, if anyone tells you that the Dallas shooting shows that an Assault Weapons ban is needed, you can now set them straight. Although I supposed that we might get calls now to ban pump action shotguns and the Ruger 10-22. They are both already banned in Australia. Here is a link to the full USA Today news story about this: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/16/dallas-police-shooting/28796999/ .