Thursday, January 16, 2014

Terrence McCoy is shocked, shocked! that Lauren Tannehill left her AR-15 in the trunk of a rental car

Terrence McCoy.
This morning on the Miami New Times blog Riptide 2.0, staff writer Terrence McCoy followed up on yesterday's news that Lauren Tannehill forgot an AR-15 in the trunk of a rental car with this juicy scoop: "Lauren Tannehill, Who Forgot Her AR-15 in a Rental Car, Is No Stranger to Guns."

In his piece, McCoy, a former Peace Corps volunteer, calls the AR-15 "one of the world's most dangerous assault rifles" and writes that "it's no surprise she had it in the first place. Lauren Tannehill loves a good gun." (Some of us do, Terrence.)

Lauren Tannehill. 
But if the mere thought of a "dangerous assault rifle" in the hands of a ditzy blonde isn't enough to scare the crap out of you, McCoy ratchets up the terror, writing, the AR-15 was "banned" in three states following the Sandy Hook school shooting.

In his thinly-reported piece, McCoy uses the term "assault rife," despite the fact that what actually constitutes an assault weapon is something not many agree on.

And McCoy bolsters his "scoop" that Tannehill is "no stranger to guns" by posting pictures of her **gasp** shooting guns.

But the entire premise of McCoy's piece seems to be that Tannehill is different than the rest of us because she forgot something in the trunk of a car.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Keyla ConcepciĆ³n told the Sun-Sentinel: “Though dangerous if it would have landed in the wrong hands, it’s not criminal. [She] simply forgot it.” (McCoy conveniently omitted that quote from his story.)

Memo to Terrence: People forget shit all the time. Just Google "baby dies in hot car" for proof.

Need more proof? Last month some guy got out of a cab in Las Vegas and forgot $300,000 in a paper bag that was on the seat right beside him.

No, Terry...despite your best efforts to portray Lauren Tannehill as some crazed gun nut, nothing could be further from the truth.

Lauren Tannehill isn't crazy...she's just blonde.

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