Michael Moore shoots off his mouth (if only) about the Orlando Club shooting and gets nearly every “fact” wrong. His misinformation (i.e. lies) is immediately exposed by gun journalist Bob Owens.
Gun journalist Bob Owens, the Editor for Bearing Arms immediately replied to Moore’s comments exposing them for the lies they were. Bob’s first comment makes me laugh every time I read it. Every time.
Correct. The Geneva Conventions are actually a series of treaties on the treatment of civilians, prisoners of war (POWs) and soldiers who are captured, wounded, or otherwise incapable of fighting. They have nothing to do with weapons.
Most people use Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) bullets because they feed better with less jambs. They do not explode. Even hollow point bullets designed for hunting do not explode. They are designed to expand in cross section. Hollow point bullets ARE banned by the Hague Conventions for use in combat. But as far as I know, no terrorist organizations have signed onto the Hague Conventions.
Well put. The .308/7.62mm bullet previously used by the U.S. military in the M-14 weighed 150 grains. To put the size of the .223/5.56mm round into prospective, look at this comparison of common centerfire cartridges:
A few other “flaws” in Moore’s statements:
- The weapon used in the New Town and Orlando shootings were not assault rifles. They were not capable of fully automatic fire, which is a requirement to be labeled an assault rifle. Moore has confused assault rifle with assault weapon which California currently defines as any semi-auto weapon with a removable magazine.
- The weapon used in the Orlando shooting was not an AR15; it was a Sig Sauer MCX. It was not an assault rifle. The fully automatic MCX, an actual assault rifle, is only available to military and police.
- I’d like to see a high school shop student convert an AR15 to full automatic. People think you can file the hammer and disconnector and get full auto. All you will get is a hammer that won’t lock back and a rifle that won’t work. Only a skilled machinist could make the addition parts and modify the receiver to accept the parts to make it fully automatic. Of course that’s a violation of the National Firearms Act of 1938 incurring 10 years of jail time and a $10,000 fine.
Differences in the AR15 and M16 receivers and parts.
Probably the saddest thing about Moore’s inaccurate statements is that they will be copied and repeated all over the internet as facts. The comments made by Bob Owens exposing them as lies will be ignored.