USA Today Scoop: AR-15s Can Be Modified with ‘Chainsaw Bayonet’

SPRINGVILLE, UT - JUNE 17: Courtney Manwaring unpacks an AR-15 semi-automatic gun kit at Action Target on June 17, 2016 in Springville, Utah. Semi-automatics are in the news again after the nightclub shooting in Orlando F;lord last week. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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USA Today released a video showing that available modifications for an “AR-15 style rifle” include a “Chainsaw Bayonet.” They also listed adding a pump shotgun attachment to the underside of the gun.

The video was clearly part of the establishment media’s concerted effort to demonize AR-15s by suggesting they are semiautomatics that can be modified into all out war machines.

The video begins with an image of a basic AR-15 rifle captioned, “Texas Church Gunman’s AR-15 Style Rifle.” The video then proceeds to list possible modifications, including items that were either one-offs or prototypical. USA Today listed so many that they had to follow the video with a disclaimer stating, “To clarify, the video shows both the shooter’s modifications, as well as other possible modifications. The shooter did not use a chainsaw bayonet.”

USA Today was mocked relentlessly for posting the video.

One Twitter user sarcastically suggested the possibility of adding a “chainsaw bayonet” with a second AR-15 attached to the bottom of it:

Another Twitter user suggested the possibility of AR-15 with a pizza cutter attached, to help with dinner preparation:

Another simply made fun of Democrats and their surrogates for pushing legislation on guns and other things that they “know nothing about”:

The video was released on the same day that Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats introduced gun control legislation to ban “assault weapons” and bump stock accessories.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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