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Layers of editorial oversight

Some guy opened fire in Baltimore with a machine gun. An Uzi

A few hours later, the story changes to fired one shot from a Tech 9.

16 Responses to “Layers of editorial oversight”

  1. wizardoc Says:

    Not only was it a Tech-9, it was a Tech-9 semiautomatic machine pistol.

  2. Wolfwood Says:

    Free the Tech 9!

  3. rickn8or Says:


    That’s “Tech-9 semiautomatic machine ASSAULT pistol”.

  4. Mikee Says:

    Hey, this was Baltimore. As a former inmate of that city for 10 years, and as the only one of the 6 kids in my family NOT to have fired an Uzi, I can attest with authority that if it was not an Uzi this time, it well could be next time.

    However, it is much more likely to be a crappy HiPoint or 20-year-old Glock.

  5. Stretch Says:

    Take group of teenagers, add alcohol (not mentioned but a VERY safe assumption), simmer for several hours on a Saturday night. That only 2 were injured is cause for wonder. I am also surprised that the weapon was still around when the officers arrived.
    Obligatory Tasteless Comment: Shot in the face and in “critical condition?” Further proof the 9mm is inferior to the .45acp.

  6. wizardpc Says:

    rickn8or: That’s how it’s described in the second article, Tech-9 semiautomatic machine pistol. The journalist must be of the “big words are scarier” school of thought.

    The Tec 9 was never manufactured as a machine pistol, BTW.

  7. Hartley Says:

    Hmmm – it looks more like a “single-shot Tech-9 semiautomatic machine pistol”. Maybe the “h” in the model means it’s a single-shot.

  8. SteveA Says:

    Mikee, i have several 20 year old glocks that still function as good as the day i got them. Please don’t put them in the same sentence as (shudders) a HiPoint.

  9. treefroggy Says:

    At 8PM that night, the Baltimore SUN had it as a “heavy duty weapon”. This morning, it’s a result of “Americas gun culture”. These folks at the Sun are clueless.

  10. Huck Says:

    This just confirms that the last thing so called journalists are interested in is FACTS.

  11. Otter Says:

    When I saw the article Saturday, it was “Machine Gun” with no other details. Sunday it mentioned an UZI… And people wonder why I don’t believe anything the press reports.

  12. mike hollihan Says:

    One of the morning NewsDolls in Memphis twice called it an “assault rifle”.

  13. TheOtherLarry Says:

    What, no AK-47?

  14. Bobby Says:

    No, if its a pistol its an Uzi. If its a rifle its an AK-47, come on, get with the times, man.

  15. rickn8or Says:

    wizardpc– I know that; you know that. I was just commenting on these “journalists” missing the opportunity to get the buzzword “ASSAULT OMG It fires more than once a century!” into the weapon description.

  16. rickn8or Says:

    And they missed the “Weapon of Choice for street gangs” too.