ABC 'Recreates' LAX Shooter
Complete with M16 assault rifle and 40mm grenade launcher.
How intent is the media into scaremongering folks on the dangers of “assault” weapons? Following the LAX shooting, ABC’s Good Morning America chalked up an animation of the shooter with several, eh, inaccuracies. The alleged perpetrator, Paul Ciancia, used a Smith & Wesson M&P15 semi-automatic rifle. But ABC’s graphic depicts Paul Ciancia holding a M16 selective-fire rifle – which does meet the qualifications for an assault weapon – along with a m-203 40mm grenade launcher. Yes, a grenade launcher. The weapon Ciancia used is legal for civilians to own. The weapon ABC depicted is not. Learn the truth about assault weapons.