In my previous post ABC News – How to get a grenade launcher we talked about how the media always gets their facts wrong, and time and time again manages to blow everything way out of proportion.
A new development from a frequent commenter Josh:
Regardless of all that, one of the stories I ran across said it was a 37mm Cobray grenade launcher. Obviously, 37mm is a flare, not a grenade, and the Cobray website doesn’t indicate that what they manufacture is anything other than a flare launcher. Way to go ABC. I think they might appropriately be called the “Alarmist Broadcasting Company.”
Here is the actual excerpt from the Fox News article he is referring to:
Detectives later searched the room where Woodson had been staying at the Red Mill Inn in Branchburg. Forrest said they seized another Bushmaster .308-caliber semiautomatic rifle with a defaced serial number, a 37 mm Cobray grenade launcher, a second bulletproof vest, a Russian-made night vision scope, a police scanner, a map of a U.S. military installation and a map of an out-of-state civilian community, a Middle Eastern red and white colored traditional headdress and hundreds of rounds of .50-caliber and .308-caliber ammunition.
BIG difference ABC.. BIG difference. One is a Destructive Device (40mm) and one is not (37mm).
There is no such thing as “grenades” for the 37mm.
Now I don’t look at FOX as being an authority on gun related news either, but I believe that a lot more than the crap ABC tried to tell us in that newscast.
FOX likely did mess up on this, if it was presumably an AR-15 they are referring to:
Forrest said the .223-caliber assault rifle (Bushmaster) that Woodson was carrying had a defaced serial number and had been altered to fire .50-caliber ammunition.
Altered? as in had a new upper attached to it? :roll:
Also, an AR-15 is not an assault rifle.
Cobray sells their 37mm flare launchers online (price approx. $500) if you are interested – HERE
-Thanks again for the tip Josh.