BBC Journalist Mistakes Walmart BB Gun for ‘a Rifle and Ammunition’

BBC journalist Padraig Belton tweeted his surprise Tuesday that he could not buy a computer cord for his laptop at Walmart but could buy “a rifle and ammunition.”

He attached a photo of the “rifle and ammunition” that showed the images of a Red Ryder BB gun and BBs.

There were other air guns in the photo as well, some of which appear to take pellets:

Amazon advertises the Red Ryder as a BB gun that shoots BBs at 350 feet per second.

Walmart notes that the Daisy 880, one of the other air rifles in Belton’s photo, shoots a pellet at 800 feet per second.

Sportsmans Warehouse notes that an actual rifle, like the wildly popular .223, shoots at over 3,000 feet per second.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at

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