A black man gets murdered shot with an firearm airgun while wearing an Obama t-shirt.  In London.  I thought only the USA had racist gun toting assholes in it.

UPDATE: I really either need to take time to carefully read stuff, or take a break from blogging while I’m doing election related stuff in the evenings.  Sorry about the inaccurate description here.

5 Responses to “Unpossible”

  1. Ahab says:

    Uh, the guy lived. And he was shot with a BB gun.

  2. Wyatt Earp says:

    See? The Brits only have racist BB gun-toting a-holes! Heh.

  3. Rustmeister says:

    Don’t sweat it, that was the intent of the headline in the first place.

  4. Treeserv says:

    The ominous “gas-powered ball-bearing pistol” scourge must be stopped!

  5. JJR says:

    Did anyone catch this whopper?

    “The potentially lethal weapons are often converted by criminals to fire real bullets, and can be bought easily in high-street shops and on websites.”


    Sure, just like semiautos are “easily” converted to full-auto…at least in journalists’ imaginations, so why not BBs to bullet conversion. Next they’ll say AirSoft pistols can be readily converted, too.

    An air pistol operating on compressed CO2 lacks, um, a firing pin. And aren’t most air pistols .177 cal or .22 cal at most? Why would you bother to convert one in such a puny caliber when a criminal could more easily acquire a real gun on the black market in the UK?