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Kerry Questioned About His 'Chinese Assault Rifle'
CNSNews.com Morning Editor ^ | September 17, 2004 | Susan Jones

Posted on 09/17/2004 9:17:02 PM PDT by Henchman

Does Sen. John F. Kerry really own a "Communist Chinese assault rifle," as he suggested in an interview in the latest edition of Outdoor Life magazine? ... it is legally registered, and how did he get it into the United States? ..."Senator Kerry's own words once again trip him up in an apparent hypocrisy," SAF (Second Amendment Foundation) Founder Alan Gottlieb said in a press release.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: assaultrifle; bang; banglist; chinese; cnsnewscom; kerry; kerryassaultrifle; kerrysbigguns; kerrysoneofusyall; morningeditor; outdoorlife; questioned; susanjones; triphimup; whatacrock
Kerry is PRO Assault weapons - he has to be, he owns one!
1 posted on 09/17/2004 9:17:03 PM PDT by Henchman
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To: Henchman

It's not his Assualt Rifle, it's his families!


2 posted on 09/17/2004 9:20:20 PM PDT by MHak
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To: MHak

Kerry has his chauffeur fire it for him!


3 posted on 09/17/2004 9:21:52 PM PDT by Henchman (Vote Communist - elect Kerry!)
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To: Henchman

If he indeed owns an AK, odds are it's a Dewat.

And if a dewat (DEactivated WAr Trophy), we'd need to
know if it's of the registered or unregistered variety,
and then any local laws that might apply.

So don't go ballistic over this just yet.
It could all be perfectly legal.
Or not.


4 posted on 09/17/2004 9:23:33 PM PDT by Boundless
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To: Henchman

Maybe- but its illegal to bring back "war souvenirs".


5 posted on 09/17/2004 9:24:06 PM PDT by fat city (Julius Rosenberg's soviet code name was "Liberal")
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To: Henchman
He ought to at least own an American assault weapon.


6 posted on 09/17/2004 9:24:46 PM PDT by Grey Ghost II
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To: Henchman
It's probably a semi auto, Liberals don't know the difference between a semi auto and a full auto assault rifle.

But it is possible that he could own one. He would have to apply for a Class III permit and if he cleared a background check (which I doubt he could, Commie ties an all) he would pay $200.00 for a Tax Stamp and he could own one. I have a Class III permit myself, it took me 4 months to get cleared, but it's not a big deal to get as long as you have a pretty clean record

7 posted on 09/17/2004 9:26:44 PM PDT by MJY1288 (John Kerry Says He Can Do a Better Job of Implementing President Bush's Policies :-))
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To: Henchman
OUTDOOR LIFE - Bush Vs. Kerry

"...OL: Are you a gun owner? If so, what is your favorite gun?

Bush: Yes. My favorite gun is a Weatherby, Athena 20-gauge (over/under).

Kerry: My favorite gun is the M-16 that saved my life and that of my crew in Vietnam. I don’t own one of those now, but one of my reminders of my service is a Communist Chinese assault rifle..."

8 posted on 09/17/2004 9:28:58 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: Henchman

It's O.K. for HIM to own....it's just not O.K. for YOU to own, says he.

A True, Dithering Ditz, and I hope it lands him in JAIL.


9 posted on 09/17/2004 9:29:18 PM PDT by PoorMuttly ("The right of the People to be Muttly shall not be infringed,")
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To: Henchman

I'm sure the Viet Cong gave it to him as a token of appreciation.


10 posted on 09/17/2004 9:29:56 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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To: Henchman

That's why they sold those Sansui SP3500 Speakers (Beautiful Cabinets) at the old Papa XRay, daddy-o.

Inside you could hide all sorts of booty.


11 posted on 09/17/2004 9:31:35 PM PDT by TommyUdo (John Kerry--Channeling Neville Chamberlain since 1971)
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To: Henchman

Maybe he has it to keep his lunatic wife at bay!


12 posted on 09/17/2004 9:32:37 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Henchman

It's not his, it belongs to his Chinese laundry man. No tickee, no laundree!


13 posted on 09/17/2004 9:42:37 PM PDT by mass55th (It's the superscript, stupid!!!!)
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To: Henchman

That's just for HIM..not for you little people.


14 posted on 09/17/2004 9:45:02 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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To: Henchman

Does Kerry Own Assault Rifle? If So, Where is it, Second Amendment Foundation Asks
U.S. Newswire ^ | 9/16





To: National and State desks

Contact: Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, 425-454-7012

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Does Sen. John Kerry, a supporter of the so-called "assault weapons" ban, own a "Communist Chinese assault rifle," as suggested by his remarks in the October issue of Outdoor Life?

If so, the Second Amendment Foundation wants to know where Kerry keeps that rifle, if it is legally registered, and how the senator got it into the United States, SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb said today.

"Senator Kerry's own words once again trip him up in an apparent hypocrisy," Gottlieb stated. "Responding to a question from Outdoor Life about whether he is a gun owner, and if so, what's his favorite gun, Kerry strongly intimates he has an assault rifle, which is illegal to own both in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C."

The Kerry quote appears on Page 82 of the October issue of Outdoor Life. In that comment, the senator states, "My favorite gun is the M-16 that saved my life and that of my crew in Vietnam. I don't own one of those now, but one of my reminders of my service is a Communist Chinese assault rifle."

"Here's another example of Kerry running on his Vietnam service history," Gottlieb observed, "which has become a major campaign issue, for the wrong reasons. Now he's talking as if he's got an assault rifle stashed somewhere, while he's been railing against their ownership by other law-abiding American citizens.

"Senator Kerry," Gottlieb demanded, "where's the rifle? In which one of your mansions are you hiding that gun? Why should it be okay for you to have a Communist Chinese assault rifle when you think nobody else should have one? And if you don't have one, why would you intimate to Outdoor Life that you do?

"Senator," Gottlieb continued, "you told a crowd in St. Louis on Sept. 10 that, 'As a hunter, I have never ever thought about going hunting with an AK-47 or an Uzi or anything else'. So, then why would a Communist Chinese assault rifle be your favorite gun?

"Whether he is lying about owning the gun, or just being a hypocrite," Gottlieb concluded, "this remark is just more proof that Senator Kerry is full of crap."

The Second Amendment Foundation is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, Conn.; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers & an amicus brief & fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.

http://www.usnewswire.com/


15 posted on 09/17/2004 9:45:53 PM PDT by alydar
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To: All

Off topic but it's late. W's gun is an over/under. The 20 Ga sounds like it's for birds? Am I wrong?
Also, somewhere in the dark recess of my mind, I remember reading my uncles gun catalogs from back in the 50s. I seem to recall that an over/under could refer to a shotgun and a rifle combined. Anyone ever see one of those? Like a 12 ga under a 30-06. Or has a once great mind gone to waste.


16 posted on 09/17/2004 9:47:21 PM PDT by ProudVet77 (Bathrobe Bombardier)
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To: MHak
"It's not his Assualt Rifle, it's his families!"

No, no, it was given to him in 1968 by a "CIA guy" when kerry was sent by President Nixon, who wasn't president yet, on a "secret mission" to Cambodia, a secret mission that nobody else remembers -- except Doug Brinkley who wasn't there. Hope this clears things up.

17 posted on 09/17/2004 9:48:18 PM PDT by Bonaparte (and guess who sighs his lullabies, to nights that never end...)
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To: Bonaparte; MHak
"It's not his Assualt Rifle, it's his families!"

Imbibing the adult beverages?
18 posted on 09/17/2004 9:50:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Henchman

Can you imagine: If you believed in the DNC, and were a part of his campaign staff...

Your candidate piles it up...

...and then steps in it at every opportunity...

They don't make enough Paxil....



19 posted on 09/17/2004 9:50:04 PM PDT by wrbones (Where'd I put my tin foil hat....)
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To: aruanan

Yeah, but it's George Bush's fault. His tax cut made this purchase possible. Doesn't he know I can't be trusted with my own money?


20 posted on 09/17/2004 9:52:53 PM PDT by Bonaparte (and guess who sighs his lullabies, to nights that never end...)
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To: ProudVet77

Savage made a nice camp gun which was O/U. Most popular I believe was a .22 rimfire over a 20 guage. They may have made a few in centerfire calibers, but not in the 30.06 class. Think that would be a little too hot for the action.

blessings, Bobo


21 posted on 09/17/2004 9:56:39 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: ProudVet77

When I was in high school in the late Forties/early Fifties in Nevada, I knew a man whose fondest possession was his .410 shotgun/.22 rifle over/under. He used it to hunt dove and jack rabbits in the high sage. I remember complaining that both were single shot--his answer was that he had learned to hit the target with a single shot. And he usually did.


22 posted on 09/17/2004 9:59:16 PM PDT by 2Fro (Everything in life is a racket unless proven otherwise or you're in on it.)
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To: bobo1

Thanks. I was just guessing at the caliber/gauge combo. A .22/20Ga makes sense for small game.
Guess there's hope for my neurons yet.


23 posted on 09/17/2004 9:59:45 PM PDT by ProudVet77 (Bathrobe Bombardier)
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To: ProudVet77

Savage made some popular over-under,rifle-shotgun combos in different calibers and gauges.


24 posted on 09/17/2004 10:00:00 PM PDT by Free Trapper (Terrorism is the Black Heart of Islam,not the fringe!)
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To: Boundless
"If he indeed owns an AK, odds are it's a Dewat."

Not necessarily, if he got it from his communist buddies in Hanoi they probably would not have deactivated the automatic fire. If he got it from them, and he probably did, I would bet it's a fully operational piece.

25 posted on 09/17/2004 10:06:14 PM PDT by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: ProudVet77

I own a Savage over and under shotgun I bought in 1957 before I got out of the Army. I was stationed at Camp Roberts Calif and would go hunting on the base almost every day. I owned a 20ga single shot and a 22 single shot. If i took the shot gun I saw bobcats and coyotes. If I took the 22 I saw dove and quail. I bought the Savage in a 20ga under and a 22Mag over. It is still my favorite upland gun.


26 posted on 09/17/2004 10:07:45 PM PDT by ALinArleta (One shot! One kill!)
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To: Henchman

Screw his assault rifle. As with all Communists, it's his full-auto assault MOUTH I want to ban.


27 posted on 09/17/2004 10:26:03 PM PDT by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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To: concentric circles
Kerry: My favorite gun is the M-16 that saved my life and that of my crew in Vietnam. I don’t own one of those now, but one of my reminders of my service is a Communist Chinese assault rifle..."

Unbelievable. What a tool bag! lol..........

28 posted on 09/17/2004 10:30:24 PM PDT by awelliott
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To: Henchman

Only for him .. the huddled masses to not get to partake.


29 posted on 09/17/2004 10:39:22 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Sen.Miller said, "Bush is a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel")
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To: 2Fro; ProudVet77

I've got my great-uncle's old Savage .22/.410 over and under (Model 24) sitting right here in my home office. He passed away in 1981, so it's something to remember him by. It has his signature on the bottom of the trigger guard.


30 posted on 09/17/2004 10:39:28 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: ProudVet77

I remember them, too.
They came in various configurations; 410/.22, 20ga./.38, etc.
I don't rmember who manufactured them, though.
The good old days.


31 posted on 09/17/2004 10:46:37 PM PDT by MistrX
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To: ProudVet77

---Off topic but it's late. W's gun is an over/under. The 20 Ga sounds like it's for birds? Am I wrong? ---

Bush being from Texas, it's probably for doves, although down there the Remington 1100 in 20ga is by far the most popular dove gun.


32 posted on 09/17/2004 10:49:38 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: alydar
"My favorite gun is the M-16 that saved my life and that of my crew in Vietnam."
Is that the same M-16 that jammed forcing him to grab and wound himself with an M-79 in his first Purple Heart Event?
If HE loves the M-16, why did He take only a 1911 model 45' when he hunted the kid with the rocket launcher?
Is HE telling us that the M-16 will be the "most advanced small arm" for our Military?
33 posted on 09/17/2004 10:49:39 PM PDT by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: ALinArleta

I used to hunt at Camp Roberts! We'd go down there on a field problem in July and the hunting season would open in August, a very convenient arrangement. I owned a Savage in 20ga/223.


34 posted on 09/17/2004 10:54:37 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: scott7278

Did you great uncle ever live in Nevada? Was his first name Bob?


35 posted on 09/17/2004 11:08:11 PM PDT by 2Fro (Everything in life is a racket unless proven otherwise or you're in on it.)
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To: 2Fro

I don't think he ever lived in Nevada, but his name wasn't Bob, anyway. He was a marksman with it, as your friend evidently was.


36 posted on 09/17/2004 11:18:35 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: concentric circles

Well if if wasn't for that answer from kerry I wouldn't have even know he was in Vietnam. he certainly kept that quiet.


37 posted on 09/18/2004 2:56:24 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Despise not the jester. Often he is the only one speaking the truth")
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To: alydar

Thanks much for posting the FULL article :-)


38 posted on 09/19/2004 4:36:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStLouisGuy (11th FReeper Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Unnecessarily Excerpt)
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To: Henchman

It's not illegal because he actually sold it before he bought it.


39 posted on 09/19/2004 4:41:52 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: daviscupper

FUNNY! Guess it was illegal until it was legal


40 posted on 09/19/2004 5:52:59 PM PDT by Henchman (Vote Communist - elect Kerry!)
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To: ProudVet77
The Weatherby Athena is made by either Ithaca or SKB and is a double barrel barrel gun with one barrel above the other. There are double guns (and triple) with combination shot and rifle barrels in various arrangements, but a 20 guage is the rave thing for trendy quail and dove hunters.

Very likely, Kerry was just babbling about his Chinese Assault Rifle but if he brought it home as a war trophy, it is probably a fully automatic arm registerable under the national firearms act of 1934-36 et al: If he bought it stateside just out of nostalgia, it is almost certainly a civilian look-alike semi-automatic. In either case it would be an AK 47 (Automavit Kalashnikov)possibly made in the PRC. These were supposedly banned under the recently expired Clinton Gun Ban but in fact, they continued to be imported and sold after being sanitized with a few cosmetic changes and lower capacity magazines.

In the case of President Bush and John Kerry, it is not unusual for wealthy people to have guns and or to go hunting regardless of nationalities or political affiliation. Even Leonid Breznev liked to go pig hunting even though he was the Eurasian equivalent of a Leftist Democrat.
41 posted on 09/21/2004 8:52:56 PM PDT by mec1
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