Wednesday, September 18, 2013

AR-15 vs. Shotgun

I know the rest of the gunblogs have gone off on this.

It's my turn.

I rarely watch cable news anymore. When I do, it's usually for a short period because I simply cannot stand it.

Monday evening, we watched for a while after dinner. I legitimately wanted to know more about what happened at the Washington D.C. Naval Yard and figured it was no longer a "breaking" news situation as Aaron Alexis had been dead for more than 8 hours.

I was wrong.

In the 20 minutes or so I could stand to watch the Erin Burnett program on CNN, we heard that Alexis used an AR-15 at least a dozen times. It sounded as if this AR-15 is a terribly dangerous gun and certainly not what my father or his father would use for a noble purpose such as hunting.

Then, Tuesday happened.

Alexis used a shotgun. Not an AR-15. Not the weapon the media has come to "know" and hate.

So. I'll turn to alternative ammo media to present a story about 5.56 and how it may be the "greatest caliber ever made"!

All jokes aside, prayers with those who lost loved ones and those who are still recovering from Alexis' paranoia-filled attacks. I certainly wish the men and women who spend their lives working hand-in-hand with our military the best.