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Kerry denies owning Chinese assault rifle
WND ^ | Posted: September 27, 2004 | staff

Posted on 09/27/2004 4:00:56 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING

ELECTION 2004 Kerry denies owning Chinese assault rifle Senator derided as hypocrite for supporting ban on weapon

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 27, 2004 5:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

A sportman's magazine's report that John Kerry owns a Chinese assault rifle is not true, the senator's presidential campaign contends.

As WorldNetDaily reported, Kerry, who has pushed for bans on so-called assault weapons, was quoted in the October issue of Outdoor Life responding to a Q&A presented to both leading presidential candidates.

"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."

But campaign spokesman Michael Meehan told the New York Times Kerry owns two guns, a double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun and a single-bolt-action military rifle, which he "keeps as a relic" and had never fired.

Outdoor Life claimed it had done an exclusive interview with the candidates, but Meehan said many of the remarks attributed to Kerry were from a questionnaire filled out by campaign staff.

The military rifle, which has no markings, came from a friend of Kerry's "years ago," Meehan said, noting rifles of that kind were first produced more than 100 years ago in Russia.

They commonly were used by North Korean and Viet Cong communists.

Meehan told the Times he was unable to ask Kerry about the rifle last week because of the senator's hoarse voice.

Kerry is a hunter who voiced support for the recently expired assault-weapons ban and often tells citizens he's never met anyone who wanted to use an AK-47 to shoot a deer.

Last week, Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the National Rifle Association, told the Times the comment in Outdoor Life made Kerry's support of the ban disingenuous.

''It's OK for John Kerry to own these kinds of firearms, but it's not OK for John Q. Public?'' Arulanandam said, adding Kerry could be subject to court-martial if the gun were brought home from the war as a souvenir. ''He certainly owes people an explanation as to why there's a double standard.''


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: assaultrifle; bang; banglist; chinese; kerry

1 posted on 09/27/2004 4:00:56 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Meehan said many of the remarks attributed to Kerry were from a questionnaire filled out by campaign staff.

That's right, John boy, blame it on the staff! You freaking dork.

2 posted on 09/27/2004 4:03:16 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

Speaking about Jimmy Cahtah...


3 posted on 09/27/2004 4:03:54 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

He owned it before he didn't own it.
And the interview was an exclusive before it was a questionnaire.


4 posted on 09/27/2004 4:04:27 PM PDT by Ludicrous
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To: jackbill

Vintage Kerry: He owned an assault rifle before he didn't own one.


5 posted on 09/27/2004 4:04:41 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Guys like John Kerry spit on guys like me. I've been waiting 33 years to spit back.")
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
What..
does the family own a fleet of them too?
6 posted on 09/27/2004 4:04:51 PM PDT by evad (You cannot proceed to a correct conclusion based on a false premise.)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Fox News just did a segment about the rifle.

Seems that Kerry did not actually do that interview. The magazine sent the questions to him and his staff answered the questions not him. They somehow got confused and mentioned a rifle that he used in Vietnam. Strange that they would know about that, I guess Kerry has been showing his home movies again.

7 posted on 09/27/2004 4:06:56 PM PDT by mware
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Outdoor Life claimed it had done an exclusive interview with the candidates, but Meehan said many of the remarks attributed to Kerry were from a questionnaire filled out by campaign staff.

So, is the magazine misstating its "exclusive interview", or Meehan just trying to fob this off as a "staff error"? Should be easy for Outdoor Life to clear this up.

8 posted on 09/27/2004 4:07:33 PM PDT by macbee ("Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: mware

Ah. Thanks. Sounds like the "interview" was actually just the questionnaire answers.


9 posted on 09/27/2004 4:08:45 PM PDT by macbee ("Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

What does Outdoor Life have to say? I hope they'll stand by their story!


10 posted on 09/27/2004 4:09:21 PM PDT by The Great Yazoo (JFK: He's a real nowhere man, Sitting in his nowhereland, Making all his nowhere plans For nobody)
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To: macbee

This has been typical of kerry. Pass the buck to his nameless staff.


11 posted on 09/27/2004 4:09:36 PM PDT by pipecorp ("never know where you're going till you get there." the philosopher Insectus Harem)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
"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."

I don't get it. If the answers come from a questionaire, where does Outdoor Life get off attributing this quote to him?

12 posted on 09/27/2004 4:10:03 PM PDT by ez (TERRORISTS FOR KERRY!!!)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

I actually did own a Communist Chinese assault rifle, before I decided against it.


13 posted on 09/27/2004 4:10:03 PM PDT by Buford T. Justice
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Meehan told the Times he was unable to ask Kerry about the rifle last week because of the senator's hoarse voice.

SUPER-lame answer.

14 posted on 09/27/2004 4:11:36 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: Buford T. Justice

It's his family's, not his.


15 posted on 09/27/2004 4:11:42 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Is there some (expletive deleted) reason why we should care what that coprocephalic Kennedy finger puppet owns ??

By now,the whole world should be aware the self-annointed "Elite" believe-in as much sincerity as their pathetic consciences can generate-they are /should be above the laws the pass to restrict our freedom.

Ted Kennedy, for example used to have bodyguards armed with Mac-10's and Uzis,and raised so much hell when the Capitol Police "interfered with" them,they just left him alone. (You and I, of course,would still be dreaming hopelessly of parole.)

16 posted on 09/27/2004 4:12:00 PM PDT by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: mware

The military rifle, which has no markings, came from a friend of Kerry's "years ago," Meehan said, noting rifles of that kind were first produced more than 100 years ago in Russia.

I thought that all guns made in the last 200 years had markings. I think that it is against federal law to possess an unmarked gun. The ATF should be knocking on his door and asking to see that weapon.


17 posted on 09/27/2004 4:12:18 PM PDT by jimthewiz
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Meehan told the Times he was unable to ask Kerry about the rifle last week because of the senator's hoarse voice.

Pathetic lie.

18 posted on 09/27/2004 4:12:38 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

"Kerry is a hunter who voiced support for the recently expired assault-weapons ban and often tells citizens he's never met anyone who wanted to use an AK-47 to shoot a deer."

He REALLY wasn't in Vietnam for too long, was he? Plenty of hunters in Vietnam used AK-47's for hunting as they had/have nothing else.

There's also the fact that an AK-47 would be full-auto and would not be very much fun in a hunt since the police, the FBI, and the ATF would be trying to arrest you for illegal possession of a full-auto rifle.



19 posted on 09/27/2004 4:12:46 PM PDT by PeterFinn ("John Kerry is a flip-flopper and a phony" - Howell Raines quoted in the Wash. Post)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Between his staff and his wife, he's going down fast!

Hmmmm....an AK for deer hunting?....well...I hate them personally (MHO!), but we've got a couple of the M59/66 Yugo SKSs and I'm thinking SERIOUSLY about using one to hunt with during gun season.

Kerry IS a double standard. All the liberals that I must be around stopped talking enthusiasticly about him weeks ago. They KNOW what's coming. He's FINISHED. I've been saying this for a couple of weeks now. I don't think he knows it yet...and if he does, he's not coming to terms with it.

He has NO vision...NO plan...and his record as a legislator is DISMAL. I believe his (former) followers are simply afraid that he doesn't have the guts to take on Islamic fundementalism like GWB.
20 posted on 09/27/2004 4:13:08 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

So his word is known world wide to be no good.


21 posted on 09/27/2004 4:13:11 PM PDT by Fast1 (Kerry for an Islamic America..)
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To: ez

""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."

Kerry missed that part in boot...

"This is my rifle, this is my gun, this is for work, this is for fun."


22 posted on 09/27/2004 4:14:19 PM PDT by PeterFinn ("John Kerry is a flip-flopper and a phony" - Howell Raines quoted in the Wash. Post)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

He does not own a Chinese AK...its East German. (A better model I may say.)


23 posted on 09/27/2004 4:15:05 PM PDT by dinok
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To: Fast1

"So his word is known world wide to be no good."

this will attract unnamed foreign leaders...


24 posted on 09/27/2004 4:15:46 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
But campaign spokesman Michael Meehan told the New York Times Kerry owns two guns, a double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun and a single-bolt-action military rifle ....

Which one does he use while crawling around after deer? My guess is that he borrows an AK-47 from his wife.

25 posted on 09/27/2004 4:16:03 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
but one of my reminders of my service is a Communist Chinese assault rifle."

I always make sure I purchase the Republican version of all my "assault rifles".

26 posted on 09/27/2004 4:18:53 PM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

Yeah, and he doesn't own an SUV either. My gosh, can't the guy stake one claim ever?


27 posted on 09/27/2004 4:24:31 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Hat-Trick

He probably got that Chinese rifle from one of his Vietnamese General buddies, when he was over in Paris negotiating on their behalf.


28 posted on 09/27/2004 4:30:31 PM PDT by zipper (Government wants superficial diversity of skin color and accents, not ideas)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Kerry denies owning Chinese assault rifle

So Kerry's a racist! And he admits it!

29 posted on 09/27/2004 4:40:13 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: Rakkasan1
The rank and file of the UN??
30 posted on 09/27/2004 4:52:16 PM PDT by Fast1 (Kerry for an Islamic America..)
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To: Mike Darancette
I've been wanting to ask, but never got around to it....

Here in the Southeast, my hunter friends tell me that the preferred method for hunting deer is out of a treestand or running the dogs. But that's just here, so....

Does ANYONE, ANYWHERE, hunt deer by crawling on their belly?

31 posted on 09/27/2004 4:55:59 PM PDT by Wingy
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To: dinok

***He does not own a Chinese AK...its East German. (A better model I may say.)***
What? No triangle with a 66 in it?


32 posted on 09/27/2004 5:02:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (DEMS STILL LIE like yellow dogs.)
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To: Wingy

Not unless I WANT to make noise to scare the deer. I was taught to pick a spot near areas where deer are likely to move and quietly wait for them. On the other hand, I am not a flip-flopping, France-worshipping poseur who is running for the highest office in the US.


33 posted on 09/27/2004 5:11:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (1803 to 2004 - 201 years of Islamic terrorism and extortion of the US)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Meehan told the Times he was unable to ask Kerry about the rifle last week because of the senator's hoarse voice.

Apparently, Kerry holds a pen in his throat to write.

Do these guys even think before they open their mouths?

34 posted on 09/27/2004 5:16:28 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: zipper

Or the North Vietnamese Army gave it to Kerry as a gift for negotiating the POW MIA crisis
settleing it in their favor and thereby securing a nice real estate deal for Kerry's Forbes cousin

Never mind John F Kerry did this while our POW MIAs were being tortured right under his nose as he was wined and dined by our most vile enemies...


35 posted on 09/27/2004 5:18:12 PM PDT by joesnuffy (If you can read this tagline...thank the "Big Blogger")
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To: Mike Darancette
But campaign spokesman Michael Meehan told the New York Times Kerry owns two guns, a double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun and a single-bolt-action military rifle ....

...adding that such rifles were first manufactured in Russia more than 100 years ago and were used by the North Koreans and the Vietcong.

The Mosin-Nagant rifle was developed in Russia in the 1890s and was used by Russia in WWI, WWII and was later produced in huge quantities by the Red Chinese.

Kerry was either exaggerating his story, turning an obsolete bolt-action rifle into an AK-47, or Kerry thinks that a WWI-era bolt-action rifle is an "assault rifle" and should be banned. Given that Kerry recently voted to ban most centerfire rifle cartridges (including calibers that are not "military" but are commonly used by hunters and target shooters), it stands to reason that Kerry would also ban 100 year-old bolt-action rifles.

The gun control fanatics might allow Kerry to hunt pheasants on his estates with his $10,000 shotgun, but the "sportsman" Kerry would confiscate grandpa's rifle.

36 posted on 09/27/2004 5:33:19 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (Lurking since 1997!)
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To: Wingy
Does ANYONE, ANYWHERE, hunt deer by crawling on their belly?

In France.

37 posted on 09/27/2004 5:35:25 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.)
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To: jackbill
Meehan said many of the remarks attributed to Kerry were from a questionnaire filled out by campaign staff.

There is no John F. Kerry.

What you see is a somewhat life-like ventriloquist's dummy.


38 posted on 09/27/2004 5:44:29 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

The only fact about kerry is he doesn't understand facts. He understands sound-bites and canned speeches but there is no way in the world anyone can get a simple answer from the katsup boy.

It must be from dealing with a willing, biased media which sucked up every lame answer he has given from the last twenty years.


39 posted on 09/27/2004 5:56:06 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

Cool. I own an old bolt action SKS too, just like Kerry.

But I'm still not voting for him, hahaha!!


40 posted on 09/27/2004 8:22:20 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Remember: the Lord loves a workin' man, don't trust whitey, see a doctor and get rid of it.)
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