According to the Brady Campaign, my Frankenshotgun is an assault shotgun because it can “fire up to three shells at a time”. Update: The Brady Campaign updated their website so that it doesn’t say “at-a-time” any longer, now it says “three shells without reloading”. It’s too bad that they’re lying and portraying a gun with a 3 shot magazine as some kind of super deadly assault deathray. Hoo-boy, three rounds without a reload…now that’s scary – I mean, they could fire half as many shots as revolver! OHJNOES.
That’s seriously what they’re saying about the guy who shot up the church in Knoxville, that his Remington Model 48 which has a 3-round magazine could fire up to “three shells at a time.” Like one of the commentors at Sebastian’s said, it’s a “stupid lie”.
Look guys, I understand that it’s pretty hard to scare people when you’re getting your ass kicked all over the map on the gun control front, but running a picture of a bird gun with an empty birdshot shell next to it and trying to explain how it’s extra supers deadly is not only lame, it’s borderline sad.
Real sad, actually. I especially enjoy their Youtube selection to illustrate how scaaaaaawwwwy the 3-shot shotgun is – they must be scouring the internets for guys who aren’t too photogenic to post on their website.
So let us do a comprehensive review of the Brady Campaign’s tactics on this one:
- Misrepresent things as something that they’re not
- Lie some more
- Post a video of some big country boys with their guns to reinforce negative stereotypes
- Lie some more
- Watch the donations roll in!
I like that we can always count on the Brady Campaign to keep the level of debate classy and above reproach…wait, that’s not the Brady Campaign that does that, it’s gun bloggers.