Maybe that’s not what he’s saying; not anymore, that is. As Twitchy reported earlier, Piers “Musket” Morgan, the nation’s undisputed authority on AR-15 shotguns, suddenly stopped throwing around the term once authorities confirmed that accused Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis didn’t use an AR-15, but rather a shotgun and two stolen handguns.

A couple of Morgan’s tweets citing Aaron Alexis’ AR-15-that-wasn’t seem to have disappeared down the memory hole. Fortunately, Twitchy is forever.!/piersmorgan/status/379744807167340544!/piersmorgan/status/379749140734828545


This tweet is still live, though:

Any guesses how that one survived while the others vanished? A possible clue: the first “credits” Morgan’s employer, CNN, for breaking the news that Alexis did most if not all of the shooting with the AR-15. The AR-15 he wasn’t carrying.

The second tweet lives on through the power of retweets, like these particularly perceptive ones.