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Rolling Stone’s website drew viral scorn for its list of the “Five Most Dangerous Guns in America,” posted last week. “Five Most Dangerous Guns” has to be the most simple-minded piece of reporting on firearms ever, and I realize that’s a pretty bold statement. Based on firearms trace data from ATF and from FBI statistics, Rolling Stone contributor Kristen Gwynne lists the five most dangerous guns in America as:

And, finally:

Interestingly, the author notes that “assault weapons” (which I thought were rifles) don’t make the list, because “they are used in a small minority of homicides and other gun crimes.”

The Internet is having a field day with this one. The story has been picked up, reprinted and widely mocked, as it should be. As one commenter put it: “it’s kind of like writing an article on the deadliest bears then listing ‘Big bears,’ ‘Little bears,’ ‘Bears with fur.’”