Media Warns: Beware Of AR-15s With 1 RIDICULOUS Accessory

  • 2017-11-09
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Media Warns: Beware Of AR-15s With 1 RIDICULOUS Accessory
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Republicans and independents roundly mocked USA Today on social media – for suggesting a "chainsaw bayonet" is a standard AR-15 accessory.

The bizarre claim came in a video tweeted out by USA Today on Wednesday, which offered "a look at the gun used in the Texas church shooting."

After being raked over the coals by Twitter users, USA Today was forced to clarify that "the video shows both the shooter's modifications, as well as other possible modifications. The shooter did not use a chainsaw bayonet."

But that didn't stop the internet from relentless mocking the assertation that a "chainsaw bayonet" was a common modification that gun owners slapped onto the AR-15.

Users photoshopped a massive variety of things onto the illustration of the AR-15, in place of the "chainsaw bayonet." Here are some of our favorites. H/T to Twitter users @JacobMyth, @bubbaradio, and @TheAntiCrat for creating these beauties:

By 6:00 pm, "chainsaw bayonet" was even one of the top trending topics on Twitter.

Twitter users made it clear: if USA Today is going to push anti-gun scare tactics, they should at least get their facts right. But let's not hold our breath.
 Source: AAN
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