Skip to comments.Reverend Jesse Jackson claims assault weapons can “shoot down airplanes”
Posted on 01/17/2013 5:57:07 PM PST by Red Steel
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Hear that? Its the sound of an assault weapon in the hands of a rogue individual, taking down an airplane flying overhead.
At least, thats what the Reverend Jesse Jackson thinks assault weapons can do. The Reverends misinformed assertion that assault weapons are capable of shooting down airplanes came during a Fox News appearance yesterday.
These semi-automatic weapons, these assault weapons, can only kill people, and in fact, they are threats to national security the young man who did the killing in Aurora, Colorado he could shoot down airplanes, so this is a matter of homeland security as well, he said while speaking about gun control with anchor Martha MacCallum on Americas Newsroom. The debate about gun control has permeated the national dialogue ever since the tragic massacre of 26 innocent victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month involved a gun.
An assault weapon is a loose term not easily defined, often brought up in discussions about gun control, and commonly refers to the high-powered rifles and other guns that are used in tragic shootings, such as the AR-15. And according to Jason Hanson, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who spoke to The Blaze, using a rifle similar to the one Aurora shooter James Holmes used, it would be impossible to shoot down a plane. (Okay, nothing is impossible, but it would be as likely as aliens knocking on my front door tomorrow.) Ive never heard of a rifle shooting down civilians plane outside of a war zone either.
Even Michael Knox, a criminology consultant with a specialty in firearms and ballistics, said the AR-15, is no more capable than any other firearm of shooting down a planeless capable than most hunting riflesso, Jesse Jacksons claim would mean that all firearms are a threat to national security. He went on to say, Clearly, Jackson is reaching for gun control rhetoric and he would be well-served to do some research on firearms before making such absurd public statements.
We await comment from the White House and its liberal parrots on whether or not the Reverends comedic comments are a welcome distraction from the President of the United States and his recently issued controversial executive actions.
(h/t to The Blaze for catching the glaring flaw in Reverend Jacksons statement.)
We know that’s not true because Air Farce One is still flying.
omg lololol....what a whack...
they can “cut off nuts” too Jesse
Thousands of planes go down each...due to assault rifles. Only by outlawing them....will we be safe again in America.
By the way...assault rifles also cause obesity. Assault rifles also cause poverty. Assault rifles cause marriage problems. Assault rifles can also cause baldness and crouch itch.
Reckon it’s possible, if the plane were less than 1000 feet up, and a bullet hit a hydraulic line or a vital electronic component.
That’s pretty good shootin’.
Wow...wonder if they can take out drones?
Jesse should have treated his VD years ago when he had the chance.Now his mind is gone.
Not to mention assault rifles leave the toilet seat up and kick your dog.
The liberal dems don’t need to check facts, they just spew their garbage and the msm takes it as gospel.
FYI...when you are close to an airport and it’s landing pattern, a high powered rifle could make it a bad day for the passengers. Especially if it hits one of the engines...but then again so do the green lasers...just sayin’ as a former gun owner...boating accident...you know the story.
Same thing they said about .50 Cal rifles.
Then my .45 ACP can shoot down UFO’s then?
This is the fault of the right for not hammering these idiots into oblivion when they spew this nonsense. They just sit there dumbfounded at the idiotic comments and only a scant few ever attempt to fight back.
Ft Hood~~~ Registered Democrat ~ Muslim
Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals
Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat
Colorado Theater ~~~ Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal
Connecticut School Shooter- ~~~ Registered Democrat; hated Christians,
Does anyone see a trend here?
Before I get flamed, I know Jesse Jackass didn't say that, but the intelligence level and thought processes are the same.
Please post this everywhere. And often.
yep, they’re all right wing gun nuts.
‘reverend’ my ass .. you’re a lowlife ghetto pimp, NOTHING more.
That is my thought exactly...where are the news people hammering back. I am so sick of this crap.
“ol Jessie been watching too many old movies - like Johnny Dangerously -
Dutch: It’s the .88 Magnum. They made it for him special.
Danny Vermin: It shoots through schools.
I suspect we will know within a year or two.
They should outlaw “assault” birds for they can do great harm if they strike an aircraft.
This coming from the man who has probably shaken hands as friends with more terrorist hijackers of passenger jets than anyone other than Yassir Arafat.
Yes, you can bring down a small aircraft with small arms fire, including a AR-15. It is still part of Army doctrine for active air defense measures. I’m not supporting his pov, just bringing up that fact.
I heard that assault rifles cause milk to curdle and causes crops to fail. If you throw a rifle in a well, and it sinks, then its a witch...er...I mean, it’s an Assault Rifle!
Hey Jessie, they can sink a ship!
It would tip over...if they were mutli-shot American assault rifles. But if they were Chinese-made single-shot assault rifles...the island would float like a majestic Mallard Duck.
They can bring down a Cadillac.
“By the way...assault rifles also cause obesity. Assault rifles also cause poverty. Assault rifles cause marriage problems. Assault rifles can also cause baldness and crouch itch.”
And don’t forget, most of ‘em are black. Ooops. That sounded kinda racist. ;>))
Good thing the Space Shuttle is done flying.
Stop their madness. . .
nice summary, attach some references and go public!
Aren't you glad you've got some assault weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition? Don't you wish every American patriot did, too?
Jesse’s right but there’s more:
Assault weapons can knock down ICBMs and spy satellites. And worse? They cause global warming ...
The sad thing is that a large portion of the LIVs (low information voters) will believe this idiot.
And why have we not ever heard the results of the autopsy - as to what drugs were in Lanzas' system; and just what condition was his brain.
Was certain; as were many; no doubt; per the prior perps; that this too, had the Liberal hand print. Hit the mark in so many ways; including the absence of 'critical thinking' on behalf of the Mother; and most of those in contact with. 'Had to be'. The judgment impairment; as well; that all played out here; nailed it. . .as did the deed itself.
It is infuriating; that the Repubs simply will not bother to 'connect the Liberal dots'; while ignoring the Left's ascriptions of Gun-owner/Repub guilt. . .and our entire Country; our Constitution; our Rights; being damned by it all.
That's what investigative journalists do, isn't it? If you can find one who hasn't sold his soul to Karl Marx, put him on the case.
At their current market prices I would say this statement is true. :-)
Here’s something to ponder:
Should we offer more ideas here?
Only if it's below 25,000 ft.
Well, like gosh, dude — perhaps a .223 Remington or a 7.62x39 bullet can shoot down an airplane on your planet, but not here in the real world. You really need to stop doing that blow [cocaine], Rev. You’re getting a little wacky. Spend more time with the mistress and your love child in California on the Rainbow PUSH nickel, Jesse.
Is that right?
When I was in Army basic training in 1968 we were taught not to bother shooting at aircraft, and we were training with M-14s.
Marble mouthed moron.
I think the Tuscon shooter was also a registered democrat.
We had one night of tracer firing during my training, so it was interesting to read about how tracers would be used to adjust aiming points for aircraft.
My recollection is that the guidance I was given NOT to bother firing at aircraft was addressing the individual soldier. The manual makes it clear that you need to create a high volume of fire to have a decent chance of success, meaning that an entire squad should engage simultaneously.
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