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Jesse Jackson claims semi-automatic rifles can 'blow up railroads'
The Examiner ^ | February 4, 2013 | Joe Newby

Posted on 02/04/2013 9:51:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On Sunday, liberal activist Jesse Jackson repeated his claim that semi-automatic weapons can shoot down airplanes and said they could also "blow up railroads."

“Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they’re about national security,” he said while appearing on Fox News.

“You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue,” he added.

Jackson said he was okay with having a gun for the house, or a gun for hunting.

“But these semi-automatic, military-style assault weapons -- they shot at the White House two years ago, so none of us are safe,” he added.

Last month, Jackson made a similar claim.

"The young man who did the killing in Aurora, Colorado, with the arsenal he had– he was right near the airport, right near the runways [in] Denver. He could shoot down airplanes, so this is a matter of homeland security as well," he said.

That claim, The Blaze said, was called "laughable" by a former CIA officer.

"I just read the Jesse Jackson quote and quite frankly it’s laughable," said Jason Hanson, author of​ "The Covert Guide to Concealed Carry...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; guncontrol; jessejackson; justicebrothers; secondamendment
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If this was a game show about stupid, he'd be winning at this point.
1 posted on 02/04/2013 9:51:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is he heading for what his son just suffered . . . ?


2 posted on 02/04/2013 9:53:34 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what a dork


3 posted on 02/04/2013 9:55:08 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can shoot down an airplane or blow up a train with a semi-auto? Why has no one told me this before now? I’m always the last to find out this stuff.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 9:57:59 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

If only we hadn’t all lost them in those boating mishaps...


5 posted on 02/04/2013 9:59:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s the man who thinks he is the King of all Black people. Doesn’t have the brain cells the Good Lord gave a turnip.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 10:00:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I shoot down satellites with mine. You ever see a photograph of the surface of the moon? Yup, that was me.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 10:00:40 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t JJJr. just walk arm in arm with Rahm and Zer0 on the South Side to sweep up all the illegal arms?


8 posted on 02/04/2013 10:01:38 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, that was a shame, wasn’t it?


9 posted on 02/04/2013 10:03:22 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holy Cow!


10 posted on 02/04/2013 10:03:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but a tool indeed.

There use to be a time when people that stupid would keep their mouth shut rather than proving how ignorant they were.

11 posted on 02/04/2013 10:04:22 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Billthedrill

Surface of the moon? Amateur. That hole in the ozone? All me.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 10:06:24 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Jupiter’s Red Spot. And that wasn’t even with my .88 magnum.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 10:10:27 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yup those assault weapons are powerful, get enough piled on Guam for our Marines and it might tip over...


14 posted on 02/04/2013 10:10:49 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Billthedrill

LOL

Saturn’s rings. .44 Magnum.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 10:16:18 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jessie, is this what your latest mistress is telling you? I have one piece of advice: Don’t listen to her.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 10:17:05 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Robert357

“There use to be a time when people that stupid would keep their mouth shut rather than proving how ignorant they were.”

For Jesse and his ilk, ignorance is power. Think about it, what keeps him and the rest of the race pimps in green; it ain’t education.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 10:17:54 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

jesse jackson has a serious problem. It’s called ‘being jesse jackson’.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 10:22:21 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will everyone please settle down!

Jesse was obviously challenging us all to a game of “whopper”, where each player must tell a plausible lie bigger than the one before.

Since there was no limitation given to the number of entries, I will submit two:

1. Assault rifles can cause static in radio reception at high altitudes.

2. Assault rifles can cause excessive hair growth in certain breeds of dogs.

19 posted on 02/04/2013 10:22:28 PM PST by Leaning Right
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To: jonrick46
"Stay outa da Bushes".

LOL.

20 posted on 02/04/2013 10:22:44 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"“You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue,” he added."

Hey! Guess what jesse! Airplanes can take down buildings, big ones too! Semi-automatic weapons would have done less damage and less people would have died. Go, get busy and grow a brain.

21 posted on 02/04/2013 10:22:54 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: BuckeyeTexan

You cheated. You used a bayonet lug. Turns an ordinary gun into a monster.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 10:23:35 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and sink islands


23 posted on 02/04/2013 10:25:58 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai

Is he heading for what his son just suffered . . . ?

already there


24 posted on 02/04/2013 10:30:00 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He must be talking about you can put rounds through the boile of a locomotive ans how they brew up.....

Oh trains today are diesel electric? Uh never mind, whatevuh!!!


25 posted on 02/04/2013 10:33:17 PM PST by DMZFrank
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he’s such a lying sack of shiite. When has an airplane or a railroad ever been blown up by an American with an AR15? NEVER!


26 posted on 02/04/2013 10:43:57 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Semi-automatic weapons? Who needs semi-automatic weapons? What you need is a good man with his rifle.

See him in action here:

"I'm a rancher"

27 posted on 02/04/2013 10:48:19 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps he can find another patient that can explain the difference between Conrail and Lionel.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 10:52:37 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jesse Jackson claims semi-automatic rifles can 'blow up railroads'

??

Well, I guess if you shot enough bullets into a boxcar filled with dynamite...


29 posted on 02/04/2013 10:57:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: jonrick46

Thanks for that link!
Awesome... I watched that show when I was a kid. Even watched ‘Branded’ the short time it was on.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 11:05:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: DMZFrank
I saw a C-130 with a hole in the wing from an AK47. Everyone came out to admire it. They told us not to fire on planes unless it made you feel good because that's all that will happen.
31 posted on 02/04/2013 11:14:39 PM PST by Domangart
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“I can shoot down an airplane or blow up a train with a semi-auto?”

In a liberal’s mind, even how small it is, anything is magical. Heck, guns kill people by jumping around by themselves..


32 posted on 02/04/2013 11:23:15 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Billthedrill
I shoot down satellites with mine. You ever see a photograph of the surface of the moon? Yup, that was me.

The moon? Not bad, not bad at all. However, I must confess that you are not up to standards. The crater Copernicus, at the South Pole of the moon was mine but unfortunately it was a ricochet and when it hit the earth they now call it the Grand Canyon.

33 posted on 02/04/2013 11:30:40 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: cpdiii

That big black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy,,,mmmm-hmmmm..........


34 posted on 02/05/2013 12:31:22 AM PST by misanthrope ("...Everybody look what's goin' down.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A $10 Laser Pointer can blind the Pilots flying an Airbus A380 with 400 plus Passengers on Board.

You can stick a rag in the Gas Tank Filler of a Car parked in front of a Nursery School and light it with a Match, then it will go boom.

Criminals don’t stop being Criminals because you change the Law, they just find another tool to do the damage.

What’s your point Jesse, outlawing Human Ingenuity? There is Good and Evil in the world, outlaw Evil, that will work.


35 posted on 02/05/2013 12:41:32 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unbelievable!

This guy should expose the damage a unicorn can do...


36 posted on 02/05/2013 12:43:00 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jesse is just giving his Obama buds a new idea.

Just shoot down an Airliner and King Obama will have the people on his side so he can go after the Evil Gun Owners, all those Old White Tea Party types.


37 posted on 02/05/2013 12:53:46 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Billthedrill
You ever see a photograph of the surface of the moon? Yup, that was me.

That crater on the left, I did that with .22

38 posted on 02/05/2013 1:13:18 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: IncPen

tall tail ping


39 posted on 02/05/2013 1:16:43 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After the story broke Jackson claims he forgot to explain that he was talking about a 76mm rifle those are semi automatic (sarc).


40 posted on 02/05/2013 2:25:16 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname ......Ex Chi" mechanic")
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Must have been a 22 magnum.


41 posted on 02/05/2013 2:32:43 AM PST by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: Leaning Right

- Assault rifles can cause planes to disappear in the Bermuda Triangle.
- Assault rifles can cause global warming, er, I mean climate change.
- Assault rifles can cause separation of Oreo cookies

And I heard that assault rifles caused the downfall of the Roman Empire, but I think that’s just a conspiracy theory.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 3:54:49 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Billthedrill

That’s not cheating. It’s adapting. :)


43 posted on 02/05/2013 3:55:55 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Billthedrill

Remember Pluto? It was considered a planet until I chipped away at it with my Mosin-Nagant. :)


44 posted on 02/05/2013 4:13:08 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On Sunday, liberal activist Jesse Jackson repeated his claim that semi-automatic weapons can shoot down airplanes and said they could also "blow up railroads."

Remember the Big Bang? 'fraid that was me and my trusty AR-7...


45 posted on 02/05/2013 4:47:35 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Jonah Hex

Intelligent Design indeed.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 4:51:04 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apparently psychosis runs in Jesse's family.

5.56mm

47 posted on 02/05/2013 4:56:17 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: deoetdoctrinae; Billthedrill

When the Earth’s poles shifted? Again, all me.


48 posted on 02/05/2013 4:57:42 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This must be what Je$$e Jack$$on is talking about...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLroIZCgRy4


49 posted on 02/05/2013 5:05:50 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess old dumb ass Jesse never saw any of those pictures from WWll of the B17s returning from Germany all shot to hell.
Some of them even held together by their control cables and parachute cords.
That dumb somebeach needs to sit down, shut up and go away.
50 posted on 02/05/2013 5:08:54 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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