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Just a rifle (news item)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Thernlund, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Thernlund

    Thernlund Well-Known Member

    Kudos (in this instance) to AP for not using the term "assault rifle". The reporter on the news last night did.

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  2. Picard

    Picard Well-Known Member

    What type of rifle was it? If it was a .22 bolt action, I doubt they would have called it an assault rifle. If it was an AK, I bet they would have incorrectly called it an "assault rifle".
  3. Aguila Blanca

    Aguila Blanca Well-Known Member

    The reporter may have done well on the "rifle" bit, but notice that in the last paragraph he apparently has the suspect shooting himself.

    They definitely do not teach "journalists" how to write any more.
  4. Thernlund

    Thernlund Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure. I heard it on the news last night in the background while I was doing something else. It caught my ear because I heard "assault rifle" a couple times from the reporter.

    And a correction... the story is from AP, reprinted by the Arizona Republic/AZCentral.com. So... kudos to AP rather than AZRep. My mistake.


    Heh. Didn't notice that. I had to read it a couple times to see it. Funny.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  5. Duke Junior

    Duke Junior member

    If the "alleged" statement is correct,Corman is truly an out of control idiot.
  6. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

    My friends were on that scene last night, of course Im stuck on a horrible detail at the jail for two more weeks. The guy is definitely a nutjob. You would be surprised at the knowledge some of our officers have. All the sergeants I know that work that area are pretty gun savy and a few have collections that would make most here salivate.
  7. davepool

    davepool Well-Known Member

    Was that near 35th Ave and Thunderbird? One of the guys i work with lives in that neighborhood, he said the Police helicopter was there for quite a while.He didn't know what was going on until this morning when heard it on the news.I'm surprised the local talking heads didn't call it an "automatic assault rifle". We don't often get the most accurate reporting on these type of incidents in Phoenix

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