In the print edition of today’s New York Times, the front page above the fold article is this one.
Here is the second paragraph of the article:
“We do know that historically in these instances, amateurs have trouble switching magazines,” Mr. Murphy said, referring to the high-capacity ammunition feeding device used by Mr. Lanza to shoot scores of bullets in seconds. “I believe, and many of the parents there believe, that if Lanza had to switch cartridges nine times versus two times there would likely still be little boys and girls alive in Newtown today.”
Emphasis added. I also stopped reading further. Why?
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza armed himself with hundreds of bullets on Dec. 14 before he entered the Newtown school.
Lanza changed magazines frequently as he fired his way through the first-grade classrooms of Lauren Rousseau and Victoria Soto, sometimes shooting as few as 15 shots from a 30-round magazine, sources said.
I have a hard time believing that Murphy doesn’t know that, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Perhaps people should let him know that his basic premise is incorrect. I doubt it will change anything, but at least we can point out that he doesn’t care about the actual facts.