Friday, June 26, 2015

AK-47 Pistol

https://secure.fox.com/proxy/www.foxcarolina.com/story/29436100/troup-county-deputy-shootout-caught-on-camera

This article says "Caldwell reportedly had an AK-47-style pistol that he fired twice..."  Of course, an AK-47 is a rifle, not a pistol.  Unless the weapon is some bizarre weapon, it was most certainly not an AK-47 style pistol.

This tells us that the reporter knows little or nothing about firearms.  This is often the case for reporters.  It is up to us in firearms related incidents to explain fully the type and nature of the weapons involved so that the public can be educated about firearms.

A rifle can be a very dangerous weapon.  An AK-47 can not only shoot through the windows of the patrol car, but will typically go through police body armor with ease.  I suspect the reporter did not know that either.  It's important information to know so that the true danger of the circumstance was clear; that's what the SGT Says.

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