In the sunny city of San Bernadino, California, a police-involved shooting left one officer wounded and one suspect down for the count.
Although that’s a report of its own merit, the story, originally covered by CBS Los Angeles and now deleted, contains a gun “fact” so ridiculous that it may have beat every misnomer, goof, or intentional mislead the media has ever presented.
Take a look at the report from CBS News:
A 31-year-old veteran officer and a new officer trainee were in an area known for criminal activity at around 2 a.m., to “check on some individuals,” said Lt. Rich Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department.
The officers confronted a group of five people, who had just left a nightclub, in front of a home on a dead-end street and “almost immediately shots were fired,” Chief Jarrod Burguan said.
A male suspect’s gunfire wounded the senior officer, a 6-year veteran of the San Bernardino Police Department, twice in the upper body.
Not to delve too deep into the story at hand, but to sum it up, the training officer was able to wound the attacker who eventually died from his injuries. Tragic, but not the focus of today’s little episode.
The report on the weapons recovered from the scene is.
“An assault revolver with high-capacity magazines and a revolver were recovered at the scene,” CBS proudly announced.
Take a moment to read it over; I’ll wait.
Now, for those of you who don’t know what an assault revolver is, I have news for you: it ain’t a real thing.
Let alone any kind of high capacity magazines.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the kind of ignorance we face every day — reporters like this have enormous sway in their communities, and whether they’re preying on the uninformed or just operating out of a similar mindset, they’re doing untold damage to our communities.
Never be afraid to call out the media on things like this. It could be as important as your next Second Amendment-related ballot.
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