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.
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