Media narrative crumbles: Navy Yard shooter reportedly ‘NOT armed with AR-15′!/redsteeze/status/379972546403524608

Golf claps all around. That AR-15 used in the Washington Navy yard massacre? It doesn’t exist, according to CNN’s Pamela Brown’s FBI field office source.!/PamelaBrownCNN/status/379960354841047040

Paging Piers Morgan.!/KatiePavlich/status/379981382359216128

Musket Morgan to the retraction desk.!/piersmorgan/status/379744807167340544

We’re gonna need a bigger retraction section. And this isn’t the only thing the media may have gotten wrong about the shooting. The number of gunmen and the shooter’s name were also misreported.

Heckuva job on these reports, guys!!/MichaelSkolnik/status/379712240179744768!/seanagnew/status/379964864170455040!/instapundit/status/379974503214120960!/RBPundit/status/379962816326664193

If Pamela Brown’s report today is correct, then it seems suspected Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis wasn’t armed with an AR-15 rifle or a so-called “AR-15 shotgun.”!/EdMorrissey/status/379968392985206784!/NolteNC/status/379962734550339585!/EdMorrissey/status/379970604763324416

Any chance we’ll hear more on this revelation?!/RBPundit/status/379970256401227778

Nah. The type of gun that mattered so much yesterday isn’t of interest today. Nothing to see here. Move along.!/EricBoehlert/status/379965244480581633



Wait for it …!/NolteNC/status/379982934297411584


The Associated Press also reports that the shooter “used a shotgun and two handguns, but not an AR-15 assault rifle.” An AR-15 was reportedly found at the scene, but law enforcement officials say it was not used by Aaron Alexis. The AP reports, “It was not immediately clear whether the rifle belonged to a law enforcement or security officer responding to the gun battle.”

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