‘AR-15 shotgun’: Did CNN let noted gun expert Piers Morgan write its chyron text?

True story!

https://twitter.com/TraderRLH/status/379937185778384896

This is CNN.

https://twitter.com/gwshark11/status/379799054328147968/

Ah, real journalism.  Why not just make the chyron text “Musket Morgan wuz here“?

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/379817550810337282

https://twitter.com/jeff_poor/statuses/379809993391742976

Slight problem with the “news” that the suspected Navy Yard shooter carried a “legally purchased AR-15 shotgun”:

https://twitter.com/da2102/status/379767557869154305

Good thing your gun-grabbing betters really know their stuff.

Radio host Dana Loesch mocked CNN’s snafu on her blog last night:

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/statuses/379803392282861568

The network must have binders full of fact-checkers. Thanks, low-info journalists!

https://twitter.com/dancurry/status/379811920905113600

https://twitter.com/steven_barnett_/status/379763520759275520

You’re not alone.

https://twitter.com/baseballcrank/status/379804498979328000

Luckily for CNN, the science is settled:

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/379804725677264897

https://twitter.com/charlescwcooke/status/379805112145051648

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/379805372233441281

Some people mentioned that while the gunman wasn’t using the “AR-15 shotgun” of myth and legend, it’s possible CNN meant “AR-style shotgun.”

https://twitter.com/ColonelJimC/status/379805683182735360

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/379805736093507584

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/379806623000055808

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/379807018359332864

https://twitter.com/collegepolitico/status/379821776508702721

https://twitter.com/bob_owens/status/379810660311240704

It’s unlikely that’s what CNN meant. The “AR-15 shotgun” language made it into the CNN report available on many news websites.

https://twitter.com/ALFiremedic1/status/379765583749070848

http://instagram.com/p/eV3ORzRqF3/

But CNN’s live-blog currently uses this text instead: “Alexis used a legally purchased AR-15 gun.”

There’s an awesome opportunity here for an enterprising gun manufacturer.

https://twitter.com/red_red_head/status/379812005848178688

https://twitter.com/Ryster99/statuses/379767864976093185

https://twitter.com/JasonMunich/status/379806382397984768

https://twitter.com/sledge_harris/status/379806659305934848

Update:

And the latest on the “AR-15 shotgun”: CNN’s Pamela Brown says the suspected shooter didn’t use an AR-15 anything.

  • CombatDiver

    CNN is filled with morons to say the least and as far as I know there is no such thing as an AR15 Shotgun….. That being said, the Saiga-12 is a semi auto shot gun that to the uneducated could look similar to an AR…. I had one, pretty nice firearm that is fun to shoot and relatively cheap to own and operate.

    • jumper297

      It does look similar if you’re legally blind and retarded.

      • WhoMeToo

        …. and a leftofascist democrat.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        “AR-15” is Latin for “black and scary-looking.”

        For example, “My wife wanted me to come and kill the AR-15 spider that was crawling up the wall.”

        • Slugglife

          Haha. Good one. I changed the meaning for a few words myself. Gay now means good dancer. Jihad means cupcake eating contest and Piers means meat sword swallower.

          “Piers was really gay at the jihad.”

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

            Well done!

        • VerminMcCann

          Well, if it had eight or more legs and a bayonet stud, it was an assault spider.

          • frogmouth

            Nobody needs more than four legs. Ban high-capacity limb systems!

        • Cyrena

          That is pretty near the funniest thing I have read in awhile. Thank you. LMBO.

        • BigSky1970

          It’s also a model of a gas-guzzling automobile from the late 1990’s.

      • Dan Lindberg

        and if you can read and comprehend… “styled after”.

        • Ian Garcia

          The Saiga-12 is styled after the Russian AK-74, not the Armalite-15, Stoner M-16, M-4, or any other American firearm.

          • Centurian2010

            Exactly!

          • Dan Lindberg

            Ian keep up with the program.. Again, if you can read and comprehend. There is a shotgun “styled after the AR15” Yes there is , Again here is the link. http://centerfiresystems.com/MKA-1919BX.aspx

          • Reader

            Says it is lighter than the standard 12g. Must kick like a mule on a mix of steroids, jolt, and red bull.

          • Ian Garcia

            You said “styled after” in a thread about the Saiga-12 and didn’t even bother to submit the link with your comment. This lead me to believe that you thought the Saiga-12 was “styled after” the ar-15, which it is not.

            I cannot be held responsible for your lack of clarity.

            P.S. The MKA-1919 is “styled after” the M-16, which the AR-15 is also “styled after” due to the fact that the ergonomics of the M-16 make it a very comfortable gun to shoot.

          • Kevin Reed

            You are absolutely right. Now, where can I get one fast. Before the Maryland ban.

      • LouAnnWatson

        russian izmash ak based saiga made in 12, 20 and .410… i have a 20 with ten round mags. no scarier than any other shotgun that might shoot at you such as a kel-tec

        • Kevin Reed

          Only 10 rounds? Then it will still be legal after the Ban goes into effect Oct 1.

    • therantinggeek

      Nice!

    • WhoMeToo

      Oooohhhh Shiny! O.O

    • HORSE SIX ZERO

      Oh and don’t forget the AA12 and the SPAS 15 or the Daewoo USAS 12.
      The AR stands for ArmaLite. They’re a bunch of ignorant bastard gun grabbers.
      When are they going to get it through their thick skulls?

      • LouAnnWatson

        built first as full auto for the u s military

        • Ian Garcia

          I’m unclear as to what this has to do with the meaning of the AR in AR-15.

          Do you mean to suggest that ArmaLite chose to use AR as an abbreviation for ‘Assault Rifle’?

          If so, how do you explain the AR-5 and AR-7? Neither rifle can fire automatically and, therefore, do not qualify as assault rifles.

          The AR-10 was the first rifle that ArmaLite made that could be technically qualified as an assault rifle. The actual classification of the rifle is as a battle rifle as it still uses a full sized round.

          This distinction disqualifies the AR in AR-10 from meaning assault rifle as well.

          • BigSky1970

            AR stands for “Armalite Rifle”.

          • Ian Garcia

            I know that, I just wonder if LouAnnWatson does.

          • Dennis Farmer

            Bigsky1970 is Correct…Media started this AR stands for Assault Rifle crap!

          • Clete Torres

            “Assault Rifle” is a term coined by a lefty author to further the agenda. Nothing more.

            In the blurb below, from Wikipedia, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the entry regarding ‘assault weapon’ has been edited to a more liberal-favorable slant:

            Popularization of the term “assault weapon” is attributed by many to the 1988 book “Assault Weapons and Accessories in America”, written by gun-control activist Josh Sugarmann, and to subsequent public reaction to the January 1989 Cleveland School massacre in Stockton, CA.[29] Sugarmann wrote:

            Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.[30][31]

            This section read in a completely different manner until recently.

          • Ian Garcia

            An assault RIFLE is a military weapon, an assault WEAPON is a load of bullshit. ‘Assault Rifle’ is a legitimate term for military select-fire rifles, “Assault Weapon” is what a liberal loon calls an ar-15.

            I appreciate that you are trying to look educated, but next time, read before you type.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            Hmmm…..so M-4’s are “assault rifles”???? Then explain what the M stands for……due to the FACT there are NO AR’s in the US Army’s squad level weapon inventory…

          • Ian Garcia

            Tell me, when did I make the claim that AR stood for ‘Assault Rifle’? If I recall correctly, ‘M’ stands for model or make. I’m starting to wonder if anyone reads past the first 3 words before making an ignorant post… People like you do not help our cause.

          • Ian Garcia

            Here’s a slide show, educate yourself: http://www.assaultweapon.info/

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            There IS so such ‘monster’ as an “Assault Rifle”…..liberal media dribble created that hyperbole description……

          • Ian Garcia

            Assault Weapon is the liberal media hyperbole, Assault Rifle is a legitimate term for a select fire rifle. It’s called Google, learn to use it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            LMMFAO….so you OBVIOUSLY served in the military….NOT….google this google that….typical liberal response….!!!

          • Ian Garcia

            When did I ever claim military service?

            It looks like the liberals won if you can’t differentiate between the words ‘Assault Rifle’ and ‘Assault Weapon’.

            Here’s a slideshow to help you understand the difference:

            http://www.assaultweapon.info/

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            “Assualt Rifle” IS NOT a military term….maybe you should familiarize yourself with military Ops before you plant that head of yours up your AZZ….oh, google that….the weapon is referred to as a Squad Member’s Battlefield Rifle….next you’ll say, BUT Wiki says……LMMFAO

          • Ian Garcia

            When did I say that it was a military term? Maybe you should learn to read.

            I said that the term Assault Rifle is a term used to describe a select-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge, as is the dictionary definition. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assault%20rifle

            The term also helps differentiate weapons like the M-16, AK-47, G-36, etc. from Sportsman’s Rifles (AR-15), Battle Rifles (M-14), Sub-machine guns (MP-5), light-machine guns (M-249 SAW), and shotguns (Remington 870).

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            Since when? Because Google says so……LMMFAO

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            The ONLY real difference between an AR-15 and an AR-10 is the caliber….and IF its a “Battle Rifle” as you stated, then why doesn’t the military field it??? Hmmm…..

          • Ian Garcia

            Because the military decided that it was a piece of shit compared to the M-14

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            Actually, it was a cost factor….the M-14 is a workhorse and already in the inventory with most branches….except the USAF, don’t believe they have any, that I ever saw….US Army still issues, Marines and Navy too…..

          • http://www.eriksoderstrom.com/ Erik Soderstrom

            They do. The military version is known as the M-16. Unlike AR-15’s available at your local gun store, the M-16 is a select-fire weapon capable of firing in burst or fully automatic modes.

          • Ian Garcia

            I believe he was making reference to the AR-10, which actually did see some use with the Portuguese and Sudanese armies.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            Believe the topic of discussion, when mentioning the military, in this discussion section, would be the US Military….doesn’t matter what other countries are using since that has no direct bearing on US citizens or their rights…..at the moment….

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            The military doen’t field the AR-10….they have M-14’s and Remington 700’s for their .308’s…..

          • http://www.eriksoderstrom.com/ Erik Soderstrom

            I thought you were referring to the AR-15. That said, while US military didn’t adopt the AR-10, that has more to do with its late entry into the bidding process and rushed development than any particular design issues. The AR-10 was used by some other nations.

        • Chuck Thom

          Yes, and people live in houses that used to be bomb shelters. So?

    • Clete Torres

      Looks like an outsized AK-47.

      Which of course is big and scawwy all by itself.

    • Dan Lindberg

      I hate to say it but there is a shotgun styled after the AR15. http://centerfiresystems.com/MKA-1919BX.aspx

      • Corey Dennison

        Yes…the MKA-1919; which was mentioned above in the main body of this thread. But do you honestly think that’s what CNN was referring to?

        • Dan Lindberg

          Corey Dennison.. I wouldn’t give them that much credit.. CNN is not smart enough to research things like that.. They just want to jump on the Piers Morgan anti-gun band wagon. My point was only that there is an AR15 styled shotgun.

          • Corey Dennison

            My point was only that there is an AR15 styled shotgun.

            Agreed…and I wants one! =)

    • 1911HeadBanger

      However, for those with any “Gun Intellect” would know the Saiga 12 is nowhere near and AR-15 in looks or design. It is based on the AK Kalishnakov platform. Not an AR platform.

    • JC555

      The Saiga is based of the AK 47, not the Ar15….

    • alvin691

      Would it make a difference if they made it in pink?

  • JeffWRidge

    It would make a nice companion piece to my AK47 elephant gun.

  • Corey Hall
    • jonas blaine

      Clearly states “MKA 1919 AR15 STYLE shotgun”, not an AR-15 shotgun. Styling a shotgun like an AR-15 doesn’t make it an AR-15 any more than styling my hair like Tom Cruise makes me Tom Cruise.

      • I Be Hatin

        Holy shit, it’s Tom Cruise!

  • Michael Curley

    Not only that all morning they where showing pictures of the weapons used and they showed the AR-15 the Glock and then they kept saying rifle and showing another AR-15 . Not to mention theat NBC is saying the AR-15 was taken from a dead security guard along with the handgun meaning the only weapon he walked into the rampage with was the Shotgun. I think we could argue Biden is partly to blame!

    • jimmackovich

      Ha, good one!

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    This was such a long time ago….. and at this point….. what difference does it make.

  • Grant Mackay

    I’ll just leave this here for all of you amateur gun experts http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/01/26/at-14-the-410-ar-15-shotgun/

    • Clete Torres

      If you were as smart as you think you are, you’d know that .410 copy of an AR-15 is an enormous piece of crap.

      • Grant Mackay

        Not sure what the quality of that particular gun has to do with the issue… Piece of crap or not, it does “exist”

        • SPQR9

          Because its not what CNN was referring to.

    • Corey Dennison

      You should probably read the whole post on top before popping off to everyone in the comments section. This was addressed already.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

      Its called an AT-14…..not an AR-15, or M-4…..If I build a Ford and call it a Chevy…..does it make it so???

      • I Be Hatin

        Hey, nice Chevy Fairmont!

        • William Johnston

          Does it have a Durango based Mazda suspension?

        • Daniel Morgan

          hey Mike, the AT-14 is that a replacement for the AT-4, I hope so that’s one POS anti-tank weapon. Since we’re mixing civilian and military nomenclature and terms I thought I’d throw out Studebaker!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

            That would be one heck of a shotgun……I tried an AT-4 years ago….didn’t shoot it very good…..the tank got away, but really pissed off the infantry….

        • Michael B

          Man, I miss my ’68 Ford Chevelle

    • Reader

      It is also still not an AR15. It is merely a shotgun styled after one, and again, not what CNN was talking about.

    • William Johnston

      It is still just an AR type shotgun. It even says so in it’s descriptions with it’s “AR type rifle length forend” or it’s “AR type carbine length forend”. It isn’t an AR15 shotgun. They make 22’s to look like AR’s, but that still doesn’t make them an AR.

  • The Jackal

    What the hell is an AR-15 shotgun?

  • TocksNedlog

    All the news that’s fit to mangle

  • VerminMcCann

    It makes perfect sense as long as you remember that progressives don’t recognize that words have objective meanings–they’re just mantras to be intoned to produce the desired effect. That’s why they started reflexively adding “neo” to conservative. They usually aren’t describing someone who is actually a neoconservative; they just think adding “neo” makes the label scarier. Likewise, they don’t necessarily think there is such thing as an AR15 shotgun. They just think “AR15” can be used to modify any gun related term to make it scarier.

    • Nord357

      AR-15 is now moonbat code for black and scary looking i.e. “My wife refused to climb down from the counter until I had killed the AR-15 spider in the kitchen

      • VerminMcCann

        You should have declared your kitchen a spider free zone and put up a no spider sign. That way all the senseless violence could have been avoided.

  • John L. Krueger

    The MKA-1919 semi-automatic shotgun looks allot like an AR15 “style” rifle, Yet I don’t even think CNN knows it exists.

    • SPQR9

      They don’t.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

      Surprised the media doesn’t go after the plastic pellet shooters too…..they look like an AR too, they are NOT an AR…..silly media…they still haven’t figured out that knowledge IS for experts….

  • radicallyalyssa

    OH MY GOD HAHAHHAHHAA. This was actually hilaaaarious.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    THIS is what’s important about yesterday’s tragedy? Good grief.

    • NRPax

      Out of the multiple discussions about this tragedy on Twitchy, this is the one you are obsessing over? Good grief.

      • jimmackovich

        We are obsessing over the way the bleeding heart liberals are obsessing over Ar-15 shotguns and why we can’t find one for ourselves.

        • Chuck Thom

          Just buy a Saiga. I love mine and it’s so nice to fire, my 135 pound girlfriend can shoot it all day.

    • VerminMcCann

      In what way is your comment on the topic more valid than the topic itself?

    • VerminMcCann

      Oh, and in what way does this thread implicate Obama? I’m still waiting for an answer to that one.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      There was NO tragedy yesterday. There was however, a massacre in a “secured” government building, with hundreds of ARMED law enforcement officers within several blocks and yet they couldn’t stop ONE killer who was intent upon killing people.

      Other than prayer, how do YOU propose that we stop evil from being inflicted upon an unarmed crowd of people?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Yes, because it points out the thundering ignorance of those who would proclaim themselves experts on a topic about which they know little. In other circumstances such ignorance would be simply laughable, but here the thunderingly ignorant are in a position to advance social policy adversely affecting a huge majority of Americans and damage Constitutional integrity.

      • Jumpeight

        bravo. precise.

    • Republicanvet

      CNN thinks so.

    • Centurian2010

      No Joe, apparently the lefts gun control push is. If it weren’t for Clinton the naval yard would never have been a gun free zone. Liberal policy never works.

    • Corey Dennison

      The point of the thread…why do you never seem to get it?

  • Right Wired

    If libs think a peice of bread chewed into the shape of a gun is ‘scary’ and merits expulsion of a student, imagine what they think of this.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Don’t make light of that situation. It was a Pop-Tart, not bread!

      • arttie

        From another thread, Joan Walsh would rather not be called a pop tart but changing a “t” to and “f” may be correct.

      • Right Wired

        There is a Britney Spears joke in there somewhere, but I’m drawing a blank.

        • I Be Hatin

          I drew a blank, once. Best round of Russian Roulette I ever did play.

      • Centurian2010

        Very true. I once burned my finger on that hot icing barrel.

  • MrApple

    There are AR15 style shotguns but they are rare and generally impractical and only hold around a third of the ammo that an AR actually holds. I highly doubt that the Washington shooter would use one IF he actually brought an AR15 to commit his crime yesterday.
    The picture below is of an AR15 style shotgun but this one only has a 5 round magazine. A 10 round magazine for this shotgun is about the same size as a 30 round magazine for an AR.

    • Matthew Peel

      key word being “style” this picture is still not an AR-15… It is styled to look like one… But that doesn’t mean it is one…

      • Mitch Wiley

        Kinda like De Walts new Nail Gun?

        • I Be Hatin

          WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • MrApple

        Very true. Now the officials are saying that he started the shooting with a shotgun and then picked up a pistol from a wounded/killed guard. And AR15 was never involved, apparently.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846636145 Mike Dezrat Hobgood

      Can a Camaro be a styled Mustang?

  • CthulhuArisen

    Why would this surprise anyone? These are the same kinds of people who invented an entirely new class of firearms that didn’t exist, they called them ‘Assault Weapons’.

    • MNWoman

      And made up a new term “assault magazines”

  • Jill

    Now CNN has been forced to report that the much maligned AR-15 was not used. One wonders how many valium Morgan will have to ingest to mitigate his depression and ease his disappointment.

    • johncunningham

      Piers is more likely to be ingesting large sausages in preparation for his new career as meat sword swallower. or he can focus on his hobby of Obama felching.

  • Marvin Nelson

    There actually is an under-attachment available for the AR-15, but it costs about $2000-rather expensive for a pump-action shotgun!

    • Robert M. Finklea

      Thats because you have to get a taxstamp for it. Its classified as an AOW.
      Also in case you want to share a pic/where to buy one. http://www.autoweapons.com/photos07/may/1930kac.html here ya go =)!

    • Ian Garcia

      What isn’t expensive about AR-15s now-a-days?

    • thetreyman

      the old master key.

  • Magnifico

    This has gone too far! Do you really need an AR-15 shotgun to go hunting??!!

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    They probably thought it was something like this:

    http://youtu.be/WOoUVeyaY_8?t=55s

    • CatHerder

      Hard to believe there’s so little recoil.

      • LouAnnWatson

        if it’s just you, you’d better hope you have killed everybody once that drum runs out. it looks good in the demo, but while your standing in front of the door shooting it in half i’m shooting a couple of cop killer slugs through the door from a side angle into your torso. buy bye…

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Aha, here it is!

    http://youtu.be/4rkGDzMeKvY

  • Scott

    This is how it’s done TEXAS STYLE folks!! An absolute ZOMBIE KILLER ASSAULT SHOTGUN!!

    • MarcusFenix

      Kind of looks like Vera, after a fashion!

      • Scott

        In case your Ex Wife or pissy morgan shows up at your door, this one will do the trick!!

        • MarcusFenix

          If my ex wife showed up at my door, a call to the local sheriff’s office and/or local FBI field office would be in order, to have her arrested for federal custodial interference. But that’s a matter for another day.

          I do love the gun, however…..zombies wouldn’t stand a chance!

    • SPQR9

      That’s just …. wrong.

  • Slugglife

    Yeah, Dick, needs more propaganda for his hearing. If “dick” can only get the whole US to be a gun free zone, we would all be safer.

  • al hunt

    AR-15 assault mop!

    • LtColO

      Can’t be authentic. It’s not black.

      • LouAnnWatson

        and no pistol grip or adjustable pull

    • Right Wired

      Do you really need that many braids? Couldn’t you make do with 6 or 7, you warmonger?

  • BigTim Mullins

    BWAHAHA….they really are ignorant lib-tards.

  • AlmostaCowboy

    Oh no he di-int.

  • BigTim Mullins

    Alright…everyone STOP! You’re killing me. LOL It is NOT an “AR-15 shotgun”! It is either a shotgun OR an AR-15. The fact that this shotgun is styled “like” an AR-15 does not make it an “AR-15 Shotgun”. It’s still a shotgun. Specifically, an MKA1919 12 Gauge. Know your guns people….if you’re gonna own one!

    Nevertheless, CNN and their Chyron operators are really ignorant. In fact, I worked for NBC and ABC affiliates and there are plenty of people in the control room and production that should have caught that. Stupid CNN Lib-Tards…

  • Screaming Eagle

    What a bunch of morons. You can almost hear the reasoning. “He used a shotgun. It must have been an AR15 shotgun then.”

  • gtwreck

    I heard the FBI is now reporting there was no AR-15 Rifle, shotgun, handgun or otherwise but hey let us not get in the way of a meme supporting item.

  • Tre

    Not only that! A friend of my uncle’s, cousin’s, aunt’s, father knows someone who knows someone who knows Mr. Morgan! They said he also reports he was armed with a .375 Super Duper Magnum, Semi-Fully Automatic, Double-Single Action, Automatic Revolver!

    • Charles Kahaealohaulaokalani B

      HA! That’s funny.

    • SPQR9

      Ie.,a Glock.

    • native son

      LMAO!!!!

    • Corey Dennison

      Ooo, ooo, I bet it had one o’ them there bananner clips too, didn’t it?

  • Sophie Ro

    Gun Control By The Numbers~> http://tinyurl.com/bz9yu5h

  • [email protected]

    The A-R 15 Shotgun uses a .410 shell. It is a very real gun!!!

    • Wonder Pony

      You must be talking about the T-14. AR is a brand name for “ARmalite”.
      And the A-R 15 is not a real gun!!!!!11!!!!!eleven!!

    • sssssseee gggooom

      He used a Remington 870 pump shotgun. If that looks like an AR then you need your eyes checked

  • GlarryB

    CNN and all the other leftest news outlets never, EVER let facts interfere with a good story line or one that would further their agenda. Besides, they HAD to get “AR15” in there someplace to demonize guns.

  • Axelgreaser

    CNN SHOULD HANG ITS HEAD! And change its letterhead: ‘Crap News Network.’ And then send Tears Morgan packing. OMG, this man doesn’t know what an 8 year old girl knows about guns and his marginalized network, a roost for a gallery of unwatchable, politicized, boring, Obama a$$ kissing anchors which for some reason let the one most fascinating of the bunch run off to al Jazeera (which I wouldn’t watch with transplanted eyes), the smoldering racist, provocateur for the left and Media Matter’s ‘news repeater’ Soledad O’Brien who apparently despises America as much as the Rodeo Clown she cheerleads and distorts for. CNN should throw the fool Morgan into an old patched up cast off inner tube, perhaps a veteran of the Cuba to Florida crossing and let the simp paddle back to Liverpool with a ‘rifle.’

    It’s amazing Morgan didn’t identify the weapon as a sling shot.

  • MNWoman

    @traderRLH

    “AR-15 shotgun”? Really? There should never be *any* discussion of “gun control” with people who have ZERO knowledge of the subject matter.

    Remember this gem from Rep. Diana Degette:

    http://twitchy.com/2013/04/03/idiocy-colo-rep-mocks-elderly-gun-rights-advocate-doesnt-know-how-guns-work/

    And who could forget the recently coined “assault magazines”

    http://twitchy.com/2013/02/08/anti-gun-left-coins-a-new-term-assault-magazine/

  • Kevin Lawton

    CNN

    • James Bong

      They would screw that up too.

  • Chris Labrador

    Man, the recoil on an AR-15 Shotgun must be unbelievable… take your arm right out of the socket!

  • Mark Reha

    Well the good part is that the VP is always telling us to “go buy a shotgun” so it’s all good, right???

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    I have a Pirate Shotgun. It’s an ARRRRRRRR-15.

    • Axelgreaser

      Maybe Morgan meant an ARB-15, because the ARB (Accountability Review Board) report Hillary squawked we had to ‘wait for’ kind of shot holes in her pantsuit & bloomers over the Benghazi situation. blog.heritage.org/2012/12/20/report-on-benghazi-attack-falls-short-on-investigation/

    • Corey Dennison

      You have won the internet, sir!

  • Douglas White

    Liberals in action :)

  • jimmackovich

    Hey, I saw a fully auto, shotgun on U-tube

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    To CNN, AR stands for “Ah! Rifle!”

  • James Bong

    But but but….it’s climate change, not global warming…..and the shooter was a white Hispanic inside a black guy. Clown music playing

  • Franklin Crittenden

    November 11, 2009 the Washington Times wrote an article explaining why OUR SOLDIERS SHOULD NOT BE DISARMED, A POLICY PUSHED BY BILL CLINTON, BECAUSE IT WAS GOING TO GET MORE OF THEM KILLED. The people who died at Fort Hood, & the people who died today, ARE BLEEDING ON THE HANDS OF BILL CLINTON & THE POLITICIANS THAT HELPED HIM MAKE THEM TARGETS.

    • Axelgreaser

      Can you imagine? That people would actually put that red trash back in the White House!? And we should not deny the proper descriptive color. It’s RED. Matching the blood on her hands. But then, look at what we have now. I’ve concluded that SEIU may not be the right group to ‘service’ our polling machines.

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com/ The Sanity Inspector

    I’m glad I skipped most of the news coverage yesterday, just so I wouldn’t have to subject myself to misinformation like this.

  • James Bong

    I rather take my chances with an attacker using an AR-15 with a barrel taped to my head rather than an HR 3500, aka ObamaCare.

  • Gary Iampaglia

    piers morgan is an America hating moron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shane Falco

    Wait…didn’t crazy Uncle Joe McMensa say to “get a shotgun?”

  • BigSky1970

    Not even the investigators said he had a AR-15, but that didn’t matter to CNN.

  • Guest

    AR-15 Shotgun, the new “White Hispanic”

  • Centurian2010

    The media, in order to promote the obama gun control push, first claimed the shooter used an AR. It was discovered that the shooter had a shotgun and handguns. Now the lap-dog media is trying to keep it an AR by saying AR shotgun. Truth and facts never matter to liberals, only their opinion and agenda.

  • Adino

    The AR is simply a platform.
    AK is an action. AK-47, AK-74, etc.
    I met a gunsmith that made a 20 gauge shotgun with a revolve action for a client. 6 shot revolving cylinder.
    So, these items are out there.

  • Corey Dennison

    Of COURSE there are AR-15 Shotguns. I always have mine with me in my Corvette Utility Vehicle when I’m hunting Bear Lions in the Serengeti Swamp Mountains. Serious, you guys!

    • SPQR9

      With ManBearPig?

    • native son

      LMAO!!!!

  • Brian Kaman

    pack your bags and head back to england you twat!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Redjack

    The police reported the shotgun as an 870 (Remington Pump Action), but for CNN’s sake there is an AR-15 Shotgun. See the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU2HI0XOmNTM9IU3YJNxw1gg&v=-26FWvjLPNA

  • ed

    please do not educated these morons. it would be better to debate them and see them fall on their faces. we know better that their is no ar-15 shot gun but someone out there will make one. it will have nothing to do with this tragedy. lets focus on the victims not obamas friend and fellow voter.

  • chrish

    Rumor has it that AR-15 shotguns are the preferred weapon of White Hispanics.

    • TheLibertyDefender

      Bwaaahaha. The black-arab in the white house is issuing an executive order banning these dangerous assault style shotguns. Joe Biden says only double barrels are ok, and that you can only fire them out on the balcony.

  • Vance Robinson

    The USAS 12 is platformed on it though. Not that the tard morgan can tell the difference.

  • bkj
    • Corey Dennison

      Otherwise known as the AT-14…not an AR-15.

    • sssssseee gggooom

      Why not just buy the shotgun that the shooter used instead. Remington 870

  • bkj

    ATI AR-15 A3 T-14 Upper Assembly 410 Bore 20″ Barrel Chrome Moly Matte with Flash Hider, 5-Round Magazine Pre-Ban

    $539.99 at midway USA

    • Corey Dennison

      Yes, but do you honestly think anyone at CNN even knows what the hell a .410 is? I will bet dollars to doughnuts that the geniuses there who put “AR-15 Shotgun” in the kyron would also have us believe that a .410 is bigger than a 20 gauge, which is bigger than a 16 gauge, which is bigger than a puny little ol’ 12 gauge.

      Seriously…with their reporting on guns in my adult life, they have not earned the benefit of the doubt. That goes for the rest of the alphabet soup media as well.

  • RightWinger7

    I feel the closest thing to an “AR-15 shotgun” in external appearance is the Safir Arms T-14 .410 semi-automatic shotgun, which also happens to come from the same country as the MKA-1919 12 gauge shotgun mentioned in previous comments here.

  • Rick Captain Redtyde Robinett

    They also said he was from Texas…and probably a half a dozen other “lies”.

  • Daniel Edward Altice Sr.

    is this what CNN talking about…lol

  • richdoggie

    The original AR rifle was not an AR15, and had a wooden stock and an action that was a cross between M1 am M14 and AR stood for automatic rifle though it fired once per trigger pull. and what does this have to do with a mad man killing people, as he could well have used any method. The point is people died who should not have if the government only did the job it say it does….

    • TheLibertyDefender

      Not trying to bust your balls, but AR stands for “ARmalite.” After Colt adopted the platform, they kept the name “AR”. And it still stands. I think that’s why there is so much confusion.
      But I agree the media should focus on the evil person and their evil acts. And how about a story about how nearly all mass shooters are on SSRI’s?

  • Michael B

    If AR’s were ‘white’ guns, would they get better treatment?

  • WayneH

    http://www.armalite.com/SearchForm.aspx?Search=AR-15+Shotgun

    Armalite does not make shotguns, only rifles. Anyone who says they have an “AR-15 Shotgun” is hearing voices and will probably travel halfway across the country to shoot up white people. (Crazy as a loon would have also sufficed here.)