Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A sniper with a "high-powered semi-automatic rifle".
It may not be April 1st, but that won't stop the fools in the press. Ignoring the obvious problems with the picture vs the actual gun used in the crime, one has to wonder what their definition of a sniper is.
According to the article, the police were close enough to hear the sniper's spent shells hitting the ground. After doing a bit of experimentation by dropping an empty 7.62x39 shell onto a concrete surface, on a relatively quiet day, with no gunfire or police radios blasting in my ear, i've determined the maximum distance you can hear an empty shell drop is approximately 30 yards. Hardly a sniper shot.
So apparently, a sniper is anyone with a rifle. Is it no wonder newspapers are a dying media?