The Non-Correction Correction by On the Media

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.

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