When a story goes viral after four years, it’s probably either exceptionally heartwarming or someone done screwed up. This is not a case of the former.
A story filed by a CBS affiliate in Los Angeles back when Barack Obama was still president has managed to garner some attention after a Twitter user noticed an old story that mentioned “(a)n assault revolver with high-capacity magazines” being found at the scene of a crime.
“A 31-year-old veteran officer and a new officer trainee were in an area known for criminal activity at around 2 a.m., to ‘check on some individuals,’ said Lt. Rich Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department,” the story reads.
“The officers confronted a group of five people, who had just left a nightclub, in front of a home on a dead-end street and ‘almost immediately shots were fired,’ Chief Jarrod Burguan said.
“A male suspect’s gunfire wounded the senior officer, a 6-year veteran of the San Bernardino Police Department, twice in the upper body.”
A horrible case, one must admit. However, sitting at the end of the story is one of the most California codas you could imagine:
“An assault revolver with high-capacity magazines and a revolver were recovered at the scene.”
I know this story is old but it just came across my Facebook news feed and I find it hilarious that it’s still sitting on CBS years later.#2ndAmendment #Gunshttps://t.co/dDfgBrL0py pic.twitter.com/8AaNIC84By
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) July 16, 2018
Yes, “An assault revolver with high-capacity magazines and a revolver were recovered at the scene.”
We really have to put an end to assault revolvers, people. Pretty soon, they’re going to start making them with 10, 11, maybe even 12 rounds!
Needless to say, there were plenty of Twitter responses, some of which were cataloged by Twitchy.
— Kevin Creighton (@ExurbanKevin) July 15, 2018
Looks more like a hollow-point AR pistol with assault magazine with high-capacity bullets.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 15, 2018
Of course, when you consider the kind of politician California usually has, the question may be why this doesn’t happen more often:
Maybe we can get Kevin 'This Is A Ghost Gun' de León to explain that weapon to us.
Second time today I've used this one,
it never gets old. pic.twitter.com/byRUZhyP36
— Sensor3 (@VPNavy) July 15, 2018
This, by the way, is the man challenging 85-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her seat in the United States Senate representing California. He’s also won the endorsement of the state Democrat Party.
Sadly, California isn’t that informed about firearms. You can tell that from either Mr. De Leon or the absurd concern about an “assault revolver.”
Oh, and by the way — as of this writing, they still haven’t corrected it.
That mean’s it’s been seen by anyone who’s looked at the story in the four intervening years. Excellent work, KCAL.
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