Twitter Mocks USA Today for AR-15 ‘Chainsaw Bayonet’ Gaffe: ‘Can’t Believe This Isn’t Illegal’

 

USA Today published a video today detailing the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle used in the Texas church shooting — however, there was one slight detail in their analysis that Twitter found to be a bit off.

In the clip, the outlet explains what gun the shooter used, what rounds it takes, and what modifications can be added, which included a “chainsaw bayonet.”

Even with the added clarity, Twitter wasn’t easing up on the paper for claiming a Gears of War style “chainsaw bayonet” was an attachment a gun owner would employ. What ensued was a heap of mockery, outrage, and parodies directed at USA Today for their AR-15 chainsaw gaff:

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