Reporter tries to re-clarify for Donald Trump Jr. a report about what kind of gun ‘will fire if the trigger is pulled’

As you’re well aware, when journalists try and sound intelligent about the topic of guns, some severe embarrassment can ensue. Here’s another such example…
It all started when a Roll Call politics reporter tweeted a story about a Capitol Police officer who left a gun in a bathroom:
As the ratio mounted, a follow-up tweet was deemed necessary the next day:
Clarifying that I was referring to this line in the story: "Unlike a gun with a traditional safety, a Glock will fire if the trigger is pulled — making the discovery of an unattended gun in the Capitol complex particularly concerning."

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Donald Trump Jr. was among those rolling their eyes at the “will fire when the trigger is pulled” line:

And with that, another clarification was in order:
That’s still not cutting it for many:
A Glock has 3 safety aspects: a trigger safety to minimize the chance of accidental trigger pull; drop safety to prevent firing from drop or other impact; & firing pin safety to prevent travel of the firing pin without anything other than trigger pull.
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You tried to go for the sensationalistic hot take instead of being responsible and accurate. In a time when allegations of "FakeNews" are tossed around, you really need to be more careful and less sensationalist.
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You've tried clarify this a number of times, but that line in the story is just as faulty as the perceived "misinterpretation".
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Maybe a clarification to the clarification of the clarification is in order?

Maybe, as a general rule, journalists should educate themselves about the topics they cover, especially when it comes to guns.
Reporter tries to re-clarify for Donald Trump Jr. a report about what kind of gun ‘will fire if the trigger is pulled’ Reporter tries to re-clarify for Donald Trump Jr. a report about what kind of gun ‘will fire if the trigger is pulled’ Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:46 Rating: 5

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