Osama bin Laden, Terrorism

What kind of gun killed Osama bin Laden? Who fired the fatal shot, and how did bin Laden die?

Americans are rushing to find out what kind of gun killed Osama bin Laden, so that they can buy the same model. It’s an unusual and surprising move that shows how closely many in the US identify with the US special forces responsible for killing the world’s most wanted man.

There is also a rush to find out who fired the fatal shot that killed bin Laden, and what happened to the bullet. It’s gun porn!

The truthful answer is that it’s not clear, but we can make an informed guess. Special Ops teams use a variety of weapons beyond the traditional-issue M249 SAW Para models. For one thing, in Afghanistan and Pakistan there is a real problem with dust and fine particles getting into the mechanisms. For an operation against bin Laden, special forces will likely have used machine guns as well as the M16 assault rifle and the M4 carbine compact variant. It’s likely that one of these was the gun that killed Osama bin Laden.

As for the identity of the soldier who fired the shot, or shots, that killed the al-Qaida leader, it’s not known. If he is identified, he will likely become a US national hero. But in a firefight, it may be hard to identify who fired what and when. It’s also unclear how bin Laden died. Was it a single shot, or in a hail of bullets?

See also: Osama bin Laden killed by US special forces in Pakistan

See also: Obituary – Osama bin Laden (1957-2011)

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28 thoughts on “What kind of gun killed Osama bin Laden? Who fired the fatal shot, and how did bin Laden die?

  1. “Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the Lord see it and it be evil in His eyes and displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him [to expend it upon you, the worse offender].” It was a necessary death, but America needs to be careful about “celebrating” a death of a leader. Pray for the Divine protection of our own wonderful President and his family. We ARE a world power, NOT ALL powerful!
    There is only ONE Who is and Jesus is His name! We want to please Him!!!!

    Posted by DSL | May 2, 2011, 1:05 pm
    • amen!! Very well put, most of us are celebrating for the wrong reason, and need to watch out for revenge that me be to come from his followers which i pray they will believe that nothing good comes out of being evil to anyone!!

      Posted by cody mckinnie | May 2, 2011, 2:19 pm
    • bless you for being kind hearted and forgiving. Not many like you around or on the web. You have a good heart….spread it around. Your thoughts are very profound. Nice job.

      Posted by jim horgan | May 4, 2011, 11:41 pm
    • Keep that crap for church! He got what he deserved and God had nothing to do with it.

      Posted by Paul Cohen | May 6, 2011, 2:54 pm
  2. Ditto….John!!!!

    Posted by Jody | May 2, 2011, 5:28 pm
    • Can’t help it John and Jody! The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. I want to please God, not you and your opinions. I’d rather be a living “religious p—-” for the Lord than a dead/dying fool!!!”
      Have a great day! :D

      Posted by DSL | May 2, 2011, 7:20 pm
      • Sorry for my outburst…..just happy we got that SOB…..doesnt mean I don’t think your an idoit for buying into yet another fairy tale……ALL RELIGION IS BASED UPON A VERY PRIMITIVE PEOPLE’S LIMITED UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURAL WORLD….IT IS SIMPLING STUNNING THAT THE YEAR IS 2011 AND WE STILL BUY INTO THIS NON-SENSE……MANYE IN A 100 YEARS OR SO MOHAMMDED AND JESUS WILL BE VIEW IN THE SAME MANNER AS WE VIEW GREEK OR NORDIC GODS TODAY….BECAUSE ITS THE SAME DAMN THING!!!!!

        Posted by John | May 2, 2011, 9:30 pm
    • Amen to THAT! Jody.

      Posted by Brian | May 2, 2011, 7:23 pm
    • I just wish we had raped him before he died. This guy was a Satan worshipper and a rapist himself.

      As for the proverbs quote, Pro 24:17, it’s a bad theology.

      Let celebrate, party like it’s 1999!

      Posted by Mark | May 2, 2011, 8:43 pm
  3. DSL, You’re the fool for dedicating your life to someone who doesn’t exist. Live your own life, not the one the invisible man in the sky that no one has ever seen before supposedly wants you to live.

    Posted by TF21 | May 2, 2011, 7:54 pm
  4. Be careful of what you say on both sides. Argument over religion, for or against, is the very reason this man had to die. Rather than childishly disagree over inconsequential differences of belief, we should dedicate efforts towards ensuring this type of action need not ever be done again. I may not be religious, but I respect your beliefs so long as you do not try to impose them on others. You’re no better than Bin Laden when you do.

    Posted by Kenji | May 2, 2011, 8:34 pm
  5. This is my last comment on this subject, I disagree with what you say in your opposing views, but I defend your right to have your say. Peace and Love!

    Posted by DSL | May 2, 2011, 11:46 pm
  6. Keep in mind Osama Bin Laden was killed by Navy Seals who are known for using the Heckler & Koch MP5N

    Posted by Marcus | May 3, 2011, 1:12 am
  7. By the way, Bin Laden was killed at close range with a Sig Sauer 226 pistol. Two shots to the head, double tap to ensure death. It was indeed an execution/assassination mission.

    Posted by Kenji | May 3, 2011, 2:40 am
  8. lol yes yall im a religious boy to Jesus is my life but i still Hate Bin Laden and we have the right to. someone told me at my school(11th grade nj)why do i keep saying we killed Bin Laden was i there? i laughed and simply said noo i said but if i was Bin Laden would of had it so much worst i said if i was the one with the saw automatic i would’ve cut him in have from the waist down DIE NAMELESS BIN LADEN

    Posted by keith moonety | May 3, 2011, 8:52 am
  9. let us all remember, we are ONE NATION UNDER GOD. Yes, some do not believe.

    But, why in the heck are they here in the USA then? Like it or not, the only reason you are here brothers and sisters is because the people who built and led and continue to lead this country believe in God.

    It is ok to question, obviously you have not had any encouters with higher powers at this stage in your life. Or, you have not learned to recognize them.

    Posted by Chris | May 3, 2011, 12:29 pm
    • Or we have never, nor will see him. “Seeing is Believing.” All relgious people say when you prove them wrong via ways of Evolution is “well, you just gotta’ have faith” I say, I just gave you 100 facts why God DOESN’T exsist, so “havng faith” is a pretty big up over the lava pit.

      Posted by Jeff | May 3, 2011, 10:39 pm
    • That unit is known for using a HK416 .

      Posted by John | May 4, 2011, 4:35 am
  10. The evening we were told bin laden was dead, we were also shown photos of the compound being on fire….why now are we being shown photos of the compound and there is nothing that indicates any fire…why are they calling that pile of pallets a mansion…

    Posted by jillijo | May 5, 2011, 2:13 am
  11. More likely a MP5 could have the weapon which killed Bin Laden. Its what I would have taken with me if I was involved in a assault in side a building which had numerous rooms of various sizes As who killed him? each solider had a helmet camera so if the picture was of good quality it should be on disc somewhere

    Posted by David | May 5, 2011, 10:40 am
  12. UMP45, MP5 (N),MP5K ,M4 ,Sidearm: M9/BERRETTA 92, USP,

    Posted by bob | May 6, 2011, 12:18 am
  13. my uncle might have quality tested the gun at the academy and i have herd it was a pistol that killed osama bin laden

    Posted by chase | September 1, 2011, 2:48 pm
  14. It was an Official Red Rider carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. (It has a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time). Boy that’s great!

    Posted by Dan O'Connell | September 25, 2011, 2:05 pm
  15. Osama bin lade was killed in the head and chest without even a threat

    Posted by Joe | February 27, 2012, 7:27 pm

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