The jamming of the rapid fire assault weapon used in the Colorado massacre is a “rare event, probably attributable to user error” said an apologetic spokesperson for Litearms Corp, which sells the gun in the USA
“We want to reassure our thousands of legal users round the country that this malfunction is very rare indeed. We know you may have been shocked to hear of the jamming that rendered the weapon temporarily inoperable in the movie theatre last week. You may now feel you lack trust in your own weapon, having heard what happened. Our B9-42 model is designed to shoot 50-60 deadly rounds a minute, and be assured that’s what it will continue to be able to do, day in, day out. If you have concerns, we suggest you test your gun in a safe environment or call our death toll-free number for further assistance.
Whether you are exercising the right to defend your property, justifiably terminating the life of a suspicious teenage neighbour of a different ethnic background, avenging yourself after an act of sexual betrayal or in last week’s case choosing to commit a senseless massacre of innocent moviegoers, we just want to say in this single case we let a customer down and we are of course urgently reassessing the issue with the help of the FBI.
Litearms Corp invited customers to see its website for advice on appropriate small arms for defensive use in movie theaters following the events in Colorado. The NRA issued a statement saying the incident “showed how important it was for Americans to carry a hidden weapon in theaters to defend themselves and others against such attacks. Remember what happened to Abe Lincoln!”