April 17, 2007

Brian Ross' Gun Idiocy Rides Again

I've already slapped around Ross and ABC News for refusing to retract an entry on "The Blotter" that was remarkably fact-free, but Ross seems determined to further showcase his ignorance in yet another post today, attempted to tell us that one of the guns used was a 22 millimeter handgun.

Cho Seung-Hui bought his first gun, a 9 mm handgun, on March 13 and his second weapon, a 22 mm handgun, within the last week, law enforcement officials tell

Well, that would certainly explain why the casualty figures were so high. 20, 25 and 30 millimeter cannons are used as armament on helicopters, fighter aircraft and armored vehicles. Of course, no handgun could fire such a massive shell, outside of a Hollywood fantasy.


It is also worth noting that the ABC News picture associated with this blog entry is inaccurate as well.


It shows a picture of the Virginia Tech shooter as well as a Walther PPK or PPK/S in .380 ACP; a firearm and cartridge not used in the shooting.

The firearms used were a 9mm Glock 19 and a Walther P22 in .22 caliber.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 17, 2007 11:42 AM

so what's your point, you inbred hillbilly?

Posted by: mike at April 17, 2007 12:55 PM

How about, "Guns don't kill people. Mike's stupidity kills people?"

Posted by: anon. at April 17, 2007 01:02 PM

That the main stream media is more concerned with ratings and ad revenue than reporting stories accurately you pseudo-intellectual yankee.



Posted by: Trey at April 17, 2007 01:03 PM

"Fake but accurate" - a level we should all attain, eh?

Posted by: Jeff at April 17, 2007 01:05 PM

Hey Mike?

His point might be that with every keystroke Brian Ross makes he tells another falsehood, or misrepresents the information he's given because he's completely ignorant of the topic about which he's bloviating.

Or perhaps the point in CY's post is that given the impimatur of ABC News, Ross looks more like an imbecile than any inbred hillbilly you could name.

CY is (I think) attempting to get you to note that Ross is actually expecting you to believe that a .22 caliber handgun firing a bullet which is 0.22" in diameter, is the same as a 22 mm weapon, which would fire a 22 mm [0.866"] diameter bullet, roughly four times as large.

Largest diameter handgun bullet I know of is a 0.50 caliber. At least, that's the largest I ever fired, at a range, and it damn near broke my wrist from the recoil.

Posted by: Boomer at April 17, 2007 02:56 PM

That was a racist remark Mike. I think we should have you banned from the internet. Quick - someone call Jesse...well...maybe not....

Posted by: Specter at April 17, 2007 03:45 PM

Too bad it wasn't a PPK/s. Dang things are notoriously picky about ammo and misfeeds are common.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at April 17, 2007 04:36 PM

I want one of them 22mm guns, oh and a Apache Helicopter.

Posted by: David at April 17, 2007 05:52 PM

I linked from Virginia Tech: The Day After.

Posted by: Bill Faith at April 17, 2007 08:26 PM

don't you just love how liberals like mike name call. Rather than say anything intelligent or come back with a valid point, they just spew utter ignorance. Brian Ross is really no different. He would rather continue putting out false information to fit his agenda and get new gun laws passed rather than tell the truth. I have already stopped watching the MSM because I cannot stomach it anymore.

Thanks for keeping us informed. Keep it up.

Posted by: carol at April 17, 2007 10:36 PM