I'll bet that there wasn't a fully automatic weapon (other than the police) within five miles of that club. Reporters will say anything to embellish their "stories".
Honestly, I'd give the reporters the benfit of the doubt to the reporters. Most people in this state (and sadly in this country) only know about guns from what the media, anti-gun lobbies, and polititions (all of which are reading the same crib sheets....which as we know are mostly falce)
The average Joe sees an AR-15, they assume its a "Machine Gun" and most people also assume that anything "Military-style" must be grossly overpowered compared to hunting weapons that are somehow "less dangerous" in thier minds.
The lies just get repeated enugh times that they become "Common Knowledge" and in that "Truth"
We just need to speak out against mis-information like this, and definetly speak out against people like the New Bedford Chief who should know better than to say the things he's said.