Spreading Out the Bullcrap

Kudos to Sailorcurt for identifying the firearms CBS filmed that the Broward County Sheriff put out for them in the “spread”, to highlight the AK-47 plague:

  • One definite SKS with a detachable mag.
  • One possible SKS. The gas tube looks like SKS, but I don’t see the box mag and the receiver doesn’t look quite right. Sporterized SKS perhaps? It’s definitely not an AK though.
  • One AR variant
  • One pump shotgun
  • One black powder muzzle loader
  • One possible semi-auto shotgun
  • One M1 Carbine
  • Someone will have to help me out with the one in the middle in the back…I’ve got no idea about that one. It looks like some sort of long pistol with a detachable rifle stock
  • Possibly a winchester style lever action or an over/under shotgun
  • Possibly a pump action .22

I think there’s definitely a break action O/U shotgun back there.  Favorite of duck hunters and clay shooters everywhere.  If anyone is watching CBS for actual news, rather than to be entertained by the half-baked and outright false reporting, I feel sorry for them.

4 Responses to “Spreading Out the Bullcrap”

  1. thirdpower says:

    But putting out misinformation is perfectly acceptable to achieve a political goal according to the VPC.

  2. In other words…

    Not a single farking AK anything. :)

  3. Sailorcurt says:

    People reading this without seeing the picture are going to think “what…they can’t tell the difference between a lever action and an O/U shotgun?”

    Feel free to hotlink the photo if you want.

    I think you’re right about that one. When I first looked at it I thought lever action, but upon reflection, I’m leaning more toward the shotgun. Doesn’t really matter in either case…it darn sure ain’t no AK.

    I’m not sure about any of the long guns on the back row, the picture is just too fuzzy…I just put down my opinion about what the general outlines of them evoke to me. Kind of like interpreting ink-blots.

    That strange looking one in the middle may actually be two long barreled handguns…which would account for the missing firearm (I only came up with 24)…but why would they put them with the long guns rather than with the rest of the handguns??? Anyway, again, I didn’t worry about it too much because the basic point is that none of them are what they said they were.

  4. Linoge says:

    Unfortunately, we can pick out those firearms with relative ease, because we have seen them before, possibly handled them before, and it is a hobby for us.

    For those Americans whose only exposure to firearms is either Hollywood, the news, or both… They are likely to buy this kind of “reporting” hook, line, and sinker.


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