Friday, June 03, 2016
Washington Times: AR-15 designer accuses HBO of deceptively editing interview
One of the original designers of the AR-15 has accused HBO of deceptively editing a recent interview he gave on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”
In the episode, titled “AR15: Modern Sporting Rifle,” correspondent David Scott interviewed Jim Sullivan, one of the original designers of the M-16, which fires in semi-automatic and full-automatic modes, and its civilian counterpart, the semi-automatic AR-15, The Federalist reported.
“The anti-gun HBO sports interview misrepresented much of what I had said,” Mr. Sullivanwrote Tuesday for The Federalist. “They were apparently trying to make the AR-15 civilian model seem too dangerous for civilian sales. They didn’t lie about what I said; they just omitted key parts, which changed the meaning.