Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pretty funny WaPo article

First the inevitable confusion between ammunition and magazines
Anders Behring Breivik... explained how he acquired the ammunition that he used in the attack: “10 x 30 round magazines – .223 cal at 34 USD per mag.
Big surprise there, as if they're the first people to want to ban something without knowing what that something is. 

But here's the part I like best:
Several other assertions made by Mr. Breivik give credence to his claim that he obtained the high-capacity magazines from a U.S. seller: Mr. Breivik appears to have carried out the attack with a Ruger Mini 14 semiautomatic rifle — the purchase of which he chronicled in the manifesto. The Ruger uses .223-caliber ammunition – the same type meant for the magazines purchased by Mr. Breivik.
I have no idea what the intended meaning of that sentence is, and I doubt the authors do either.  It's just funny to me because it reminds me of a classic Simpsons line:

Homer: It appears the cat burglar has been caught by the very person who was trying to catch him.
Flanders: How ironic. 

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