This tweet went viral on the Twitterz yesterday evening, and there was much pointage, laughery, and mockification directed at CBS—I was left wondering what the reporter thought was an “assault revolver” and if I owned anything that might qualify. The revolver in my gun locker that probably comes closest to fitting the bill is my grandfather’s old H&R Sentinel. It’s a .22 with a 9-round cylinder.It’s a reasonable plinker, the sort of gun that old men carried in their tackle boxes when I was a kid. These days, it’s obsolete and being replaced by 10-shot .22 revolvers made of stainless steel.
AR-15s are also .22 caliber. That may be what confused the reporter.