USA Today decided to post a short video on social media detailing what the Texas church shooter used during his massacre.
The problem? They had no idea what they were talking about. Gun advocates quickly spoke out against video and made readers aware of one very important fact: that a "chainsaw bayonet" isn't even available.
In case you need this fact check: No, there's no commercially available "chainsaw bayonet" for the AR-15.— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 8, 2017
Quite a few people were stunned by what they saw...and rightfully so.
These are from the Great Lumberjack War pic.twitter.com/MtUFp9GRtR— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 8, 2017
This "chainsaw bayonet" looks like something out of the Walking Dead, not reality. https://t.co/iUbcr5a9zD— Jordan Stein (@jordankstein) November 8, 2017
Well played, Greg. Well played.
Then there were those who couldn't help but mock USA Today.
Sensible gun control is needed. pic.twitter.com/e1MVXvj9cf— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) November 8, 2017
Gun control or sub control?
I honestly didn't even know this was an option. pic.twitter.com/dzzkLys8P8— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 8, 2017
If you can dream it up, it must be reality!
Or this? pic.twitter.com/z6RTFPaLGd— Jacob Smyth (@JacobMyth) November 8, 2017
May the force be with you!
Watch out for this modification: pic.twitter.com/R6uJ5zoxBw— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 8, 2017
The people did want the wall to be built!
Every beer-loving American needs this mod!
This is really scaring leftists. pic.twitter.com/0L8CHA6Enq— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
Remember: USA Today is the go-to media outlet for all things firearms.
What if you’re chopping down trees and fear a gang of armed lumber thieves might show up? pic.twitter.com/agUMPG7NrI— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 8, 2017
Then you're basically SOL.
And the most epic mockery tweets of all goes to...
Well, I tried it. It only weighs about 40 lbs and functionality is completely out of the question pic.twitter.com/CGmxdQibLp— LockedLoaded762 (@LockedLoaded762) November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
USA Today had to quickly "clarify" what they meant.
To clarify, the video shows both the shooter’s modifications, as well as other possible modifications. The shooter did not use a chainsaw bayonet.— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 8, 2017
The lamestream media could use a lesson or ten on firearms and how they work, especially if they want to "educate" the general public about gun laws and proposed legislation.