Thursday, March 28, 2013

35 round Shotgun Magazine

That asshole at Newtown (I refuse to use his name) seemed to have some strange, exotic weaponry when he launched his cowardly assault on first-grade children and unarmed teachers.  According to the AP:
A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was found in the Honda Civic Lanza drove to the school with two magazines containing 70 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge shotgun rounds.
Really?  Two magazines containing 70 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun ammo?  I've been playing with shotguns for a long time, but I've never seen a 35 round shotgun magazine.  That thing must weigh several pounds and stick out the bottom of the shotgun for a pretty good distance.

Okay, so evidently the AP is correcting this article on the fly.  According to my buddies at this forum, the article originally said this:
A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was found in the glove compartment of the Honda Civic Lanza drove to the school with two magazines containing 70 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge shotgun rounds.
Uuuh, yeah!  I've got kids who drive Honda Civics, and I don't believe that a shotgun will fit in the glove compartment.  Especially a shotgun with a 35 round magazine. That would be quite a glove compartment.

All those layers of editors and fact-checkers at the Associated Press are doing one hell of a job.  Perhaps they'd do better if they actually knew whatthehell they were talking about.

8 comments:

Jose Swenson said...

What really burns my ass is that Fox news copy pasted this before they even read it.

The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

Hell, my Nissan Versa is about the same size as a Civic, and I'm not sure a full size 870 would fit the cargo hatch, much less the glove box. About the only shotgun I know of that would fit in a glovebox is a Taurus Judge, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't take magazines...

A. Schultz said...

It is truly amazing what the media will write and the public believes it to be true. The media's motto is: You don't have to be right.. you just have to be first.

Gerry N. said...

I kind of like it the way it is. Every time these ijits write something or open dey beeg moufs there's a size 11 already in there being chewed on. How any of them can manage to walk with both feet in their mouths is a miracle.

As my ido and mentor, Bugs Bunny, says: "Wadd'a bunch'a maroons."

Anonymous said...

So, you've never seen a 35 round shotgun mag, how about a 30 round one?
ONE GOOGLE SEARCH YOU GOOSE,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e_CTvJ4F3w

Anonymous said...

The highest capacity magazine is a 32 round drum for the Military-Only AA-12, and the Saiga can accept a 30 round drum, but that being said, it would weigh a ton loaded to the brim with buckshot and the drum itself would be ungodly in size, and seeing as how Lanza was scrawny as hell, I doubt he would have been able to even pick the thing up, let alone shoot it.

Anonymous said...

I did find a youtube video of a 30-round magazine - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e_CTvJ4F3w

Pretty impressive.

Jeevs said...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/132820700/Adam-Lanza-Search-Warrants

Even the Evidence report states it was 70 rounds in two magazines.