Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This Gets Scarier the More You Think About It

OK, tell me what kind of person thinks this is a good idea. From the Columbia (SC) Free Times:
A South Carolina gun and accessories company is selling semi-automatic rifle components inscribed with “You lie” – a tribute to the infamous words of 2nd District Republican Congressman Joe Wilson when he shouted at President Barack Obama during a congressional speech about national health care reform in the fall of 2009.

“Palmetto State Armory would like to honor our esteemed congressman Joe Wilson with the release of our new ‘You Lie’ AR-15 lower receiver,” reads a portion of the company’s website.

The product “is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Joe Wilson or his campaign,” according to a line of text at the bottom of the page. A picture of Wilson holding a rifle and standing in the company's gun shop appears on the same page. The company offers the components, marked “MULTI to accommodate most builds,” for $99.95 apiece.

“Only 999 of these will be produced, get yours before they are gone!” the website reads. S.C. Company Sells Engraved “You Lie” Component For AR-15 Rifle

And now you are going to select a low point in American leadership and celebrate it by inscribing the guy's outburst on semi-automatic gun parts.

I guess the arms manufacturers know their market.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And now you are going to select a low point in American leadership"

when Joe Wilson told Obama he was lying, he was telling the truth

oh, it might have been a breach of expected decorum

but low point in leadership?

telling the truth?


January 11, 2011 8:13 PM  
Anonymous David S. Fishback said...

For a worthwhile take on this discussion, check out this on Ira Allen's blog.


Ira is a former UPI White House and Congressional correspondent.

January 11, 2011 10:40 PM  
Blogger Orin Ryssman said...

I would like to think that this is akin to those that design/sell commemorative dishes...but honesty requires that I admit that this is creepy and in poor taste. What will this gun company say when this firearm is used in a manner that is clearly political (unlike last Saturday)?

I learned an important lesson in elementary school...I learned that when I used my free time wisely I could expect to get more of that time. When we abuse freedom it must necessarily be curtailed.

I agree Jim...this is scary.

January 11, 2011 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can still see the "NOBAMA" gun produced by the now-defunct SNS Industries, on their website: http://www.snsindustriesinc.com/prod06.htm

January 12, 2011 1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Troll"

"when Joe Wilson told Obama he was lying, he was telling the truth:

Would you please be so kind as to clarify and specify what "lies" you are referring to?

January 12, 2011 10:28 AM  

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