Media in hysterics over ‘assault weapons’: BBC claims ‘modified semi-auto’ shoots 1,200 rounds — a minute!

The American Mirror | 8/7/2019 | Staff
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The recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are reigniting demands from the left for a national ban on “assault weapons,” with the media and Democrat politicians working overtime to campaign for the cause.

The situation is to the point that some media outlets are reporting pure fantasy, while others are misleading the public about “assault weapons” with a narrative steeped in racism and ignorance.

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“An actual graphic from @BBCNews,” Twitter user Rob recently posted, highlighting the hysteria.

The image showed several different types of guns and the purported “rounds per minute” they’re capable of firing. The news site alleged a revolver shoots up to 20 rounds per minute, a semi-automatic pistol shoots up to 50, and a semi-automatic assault rifle is capable of firing up to 120 rounds per minute.

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BBC News also alleged a “modified semi-automatic assault weapon (AR-15)” can fire “up to 1,200” rounds per minute, while a fully automatic rifle shoots about 950 rounds per minute.

Folks with common sense quickly saw through the lies.

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“This graphic is complete BS. It says a modified semi-automatic AR-15. That’s one **** of a modification if it shoots more rounds per minute than a full auto M-16,” Clint Bryant posted. “Whoever modified that semi auto needs a job at a military armory.”

“How is this real?” Stephen Gutowski questioned. “Everything about this graphic is complete nonsense. All semi-automatic firearms have effectively the same rate of fire: one round per every trigger pull. The same is true of revolvers as well.”

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“The style of gun makes your finger go faster,” Sid Lozo added.

Others noted that firing 1,200 rounds through and AR-15, which would typically melt into a pile of metal after about 600 continuous rounds, would require the shooter to reload at least 40 times in less than a minute, while firing off 20 trigger pulls per...
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