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.