While tweeting about the Thursday Annapolis shooting, Andrea Mitchell indicated that NBC reporter Pete Williams described a shotgun as a “backwards funnel.”
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 29, 2018
One can only presume that Williams is referencing the fact that a shotgun shoots a pattern of shot, rather than a single projectile. However, although the shot spreads upon leaving the barrel, it is not like shooting a “backwards funnel.”
Rather, it is like shooting a bunch of lead (or steal or Tungsten BBs all at once. The precise number of shot contained in a shell vary based type of shot and size.
Breitbart News reported that Jarrod Ramos allegedly opened fire on employees at Capital Gazette on Thursday, killing five. He used a legally acquired pump 12-gauge shotgun. Despite the left’s obsession with AR-15s, a shotgun is far more formidable close quarters weapon.
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