Monday, November 22, 2004

Holy Cow! A real unbiased report from CNN involving guns and murder

CNN actually refered to the SKS rifle used in their report on the recent wisconsin deer hunter murders as:
a SKS 7.62 mm semiautomatic rifle, a common hunting weapon.
Wow, not the usual VPC stuff about the SKS being a high powered assault weapon. Neat. Good work CNN.

Note that there are two versions of the SKS, one typically used in the lefty media to show that this is an "assalut weapon" (although it wasn't defined as such in the 1994 so-called Assault Weapons Ban:

The other is the typical hunting version, looks like a low quality hunting rifle:

UPDATE: it didn't take long, a quick phone call from vpc did the trick I guess. Now CNN says

The shooter used an SKS 7.62 mm assault rifle, the sheriff said.

so there it is, the usual stuff.


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