Bullet with pterodactyl wings

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After our segment last night on the guy who’s accused of trying to assassinate the president by firing at the White House with a semi-automatic assault weapon, Rachel emailed me to ask if we got the size of the ammo right. We’d described it as 39-millimeter, based on the arrest warrant, which details the ammo as 7.62 X 39 mm cartridges.

Ah! That’s it,” Rachel replied.I think we call those 7.62mm rounds, not 39mm rounds. For visualization’s sake – we’re talking #23 in this pic (which is what we were trying to describe), instead of #73 in this pic, which is (roughly) what we actually did describe.”

Either way, it’s a monster round (or not – see the comments below). CBS today posts a video that the suspect, Omar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, made at Idaho State in September. He describes himself as “the modern-day Jesus you’ve all been waiting for.” The idea of him getting hold of the ammo police allege was found in his car is, let’s say, unsettling.

 

Bullet with pterodactyl wings

Updated