On the Media, a watchdog radio show that holds journalists accountable pulled a head-scratcher. The show wrongly said the Newtown, CT school shooting involved “automatic” weapon fire. Wrong. The gun used was a semi-automatic rifle. It may sound like a small distinction but it is not. They are totally different. Automatic weapons are heavily regulated and taxed. Semi-auto weapons are really fairly common, from pistols to rifles of many calibers.
And still, OTM would not correct its mistake. Click and listen.