The only focus and obvious intention of releasing the search warrants is to focus the narrative on the firearms instead of the actual legitimate questions about the murderer and his history and things that can actually be evaluated and fixed without endangering the rest of us in the process.
But this did not stop the media from talking about a ‘startling arsenal’ which consisted of only a few firearms and a mediocre amount of ammunition.
The media has apparently once again changed the definition of ‘arsenal’ to be 6 firearms, since that is all that was found. 1 shotgun, 3 rifles (two of which were bolt action) and 2 pistols. If this is an arsenal, than just about every gun owner in the state possess an armory.
Already we have reporters talking about ‘hundreds’ of rounds of .22LR ammunition, when .22LR ammunition is most commonly sold in its smallest divisions in 550 round boxes. In actuality, there were only 1026 rounds of center-fire rounds of ammunition, spread across 7 different types of firearms, 161 of those were shotgun shells. Over 300 rounds of the ammunition were calibers that there was not even a matching firearm for, and therefore they had no way of utilizing.
This is hardly an ‘arsenal’ or shocking. In fact, most shooting sports enthusiasts would go through this amount of ammunition in a normal day at the range, although it would likely be a short day at the range.
PresidentConnecticut Carry, Inc
March 28th, 2013
Newtown Massacre Search Warrants Released — Governor Malloy uses redacted, pointed release to further his agenda
[I carry over 1000 rounds of center-fire pistol ammo to the range in a small can for a typical practice session. I probably won’t shoot it all in one session but 1000 rounds, even of center-fire ammo, just isn’t that much. The smallest quantity of components for reloading I purchase is on the order 2500 to 5000 depending on the component.
The media outlets that report things this way either have crap for brains or an evil agenda to trample on the rights of gun owners. Having dealt with some of them I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt for now and call it crap for brains.
The complete irrelevance of the mainstream media can’t come too soon for me.—Joe]