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.
This tweet is still live, though:
The Wash Navy Yard shooter had 3 guns including AR-15 assault rifle – same killing machine used at Aurora and Sandy Hook.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 16, 2013
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.
WHY AMERICA HATES U!
“@piersmorgan: PREDICTION: America will respond to this latest mass shooting by going out and buying even more AR-15s.
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) September 17, 2013
“@piersmorgan: PREDICTION: America will respond to this latest mass shooting by going out and buying even more AR-15s." Self-deport, please.
— MikeBates (@MikeBates) September 17, 2013