USA Today Thinks A ‘Chainsaw Bayonet’ Is A Popular AR-15 Accessory

USA Today Thinks A ‘Chainsaw Bayonet’ Is A Popular AR-15 Accessory

In a video describing possible modifications to the popular AR-15 rifle, USA Today for some reason included a picture of what it calls a "chainsaw bayonet."

USA Today got wrecked on Twitter after the publication posted an illustration of an AR-15 rifle with a “chainsaw bayonet” attached to it.

The ostensible purpose of the graphic was to scare everyone about the AR-15 type rifle by showing over-the-top and completely impractical modifications. Moments later, the publication had to walk back the tweet and explain that the Texas church shooter, who killed at least 26 and injured as many others on Sunday, did not in fact use a rifle with a chainsaw bayonet attachment.

“The shooter did not use a chainsaw bayonet,” the publication was forced to acknowledge after getting dragged on Twitter.

Not a good look.

In the article linked to the tweet, USA Today left out the fact that the hero who stopped the shooter from killing any more innocent people also used an AR-15. In a recent interview, Stephen Willeford said the only reason he was able to stop the shooter, who was reportedly wearing body armor, was because he had his AR-15 rifle.

A lot of people rightly mocked USA Today‘s crazy illustration with a few rifle modification ideas of their own.


Oh man.

Don’t tell North Korea about this one.

The force is strong with this one.

Blood, sweat, respect.


Bre Payton was a staff writer at The Federalist.
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