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Kentucky gun range marks themselves 'safe' after ABC News graphic mixup

Posted at 9:32 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 10:07:36-04

WEST POINT, Ky. (WDRB/LEX 18) — A Kentucky gun range is poking fun after an ABC News segment accidentally used an image of a Military gun shooting event in a segment on the conflict in Syria.

Knob Creek Gun Range is enjoying the attention after ABC News story used footage of their 2017 Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show.

"We’d like to thank ABC news for the free advertising on our Bi-Annual Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show!! Keep up the good work ABC News!! And a big thanks to our patrons and spectators for taking notice and notifying us of their BIG ”mistake.” Our next show dates are April 3-4, 2020 & October 9-10, 2020," reads a post to the page.

They also marked themselves "safe from the Turkish invasion" in a separate post.

"It's a simple mistake, I guess," employee Chad Sumner told Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB. "We're all humans. We can make mistakes. Whether they made a mistake or they edited it on purpose, I don't know."

ABC News apologized for the error.