So, YahooFinance writer Douglas McIntrye writes a piece about Berretta offering a new rifle.
Gun company Beretta is tone deaf when it comes to calls for restrictions on powerful guns sold in the United States. It must be the chance to make money.
Beretta’s website carried an announcement that the ARX100 is “shipping now.” Beretta markets the rifle as “Italian Design — American Built.” Regardless of its origins, the gun is unusually powerful.
First, nice way to editorialize right out the gate on a supposed news article. Second, McIntryre is dishonestly putting words in Beretta’s mouth. Nowhere in Berettas statement does it say “unusually powerful.”
And anyone who has ever had even the most passing familiarity with small arms in the last 50 years knows the single biggest gripe with the .223/5.56mm family of ammunition is that it isn’t powerful enough.
Backing up briefly to the tone deaf portion, various AR based semi-automatic 5.56mm rifles constitute the most popular rifle today, in terms of sales. Of course Beretta is going to want to participate in that market. They’d be fools not to. That’s not tone deaf. They hear exactly what the market is crying out loud for.
Shame on McIntrye, and shame on whomever is supposed to edit him at YahooFinance.