Sunday, April 5, 2009

Repost: "A Full-Auto Fib"

Not to be missed for sheer outrageousness! From the Blog of W.L.P.:

When General Wesley Clark was recently on Geraldo Rivera's Fox News show, he said that the United States needs to impose a new "assault weapons ban," and said that if Americans want machine guns, they should join the military.

I don't know how many times it has to be said, but the so-called "assault weapons" that Attorney General Holder wants to ban aren't machine guns. They're the same semi-automatic firearms that have been around for more than 100 years. General Clark is deliberately misleading the American people.

Clark also said that the problem we have isn't sealing the border from south to north, but from north to south. The Los Angeles Times recently reported the opposite. The paper says military weapons, including machine guns, anti-tank rockets, RPGs, grenade launchers and grenades are the new weapons of choice for the drug cartels. Sorry, General, but they're not getting that kind of weaponry at a gun show in Arizona.

Geraldo Rivera should know better than to allow this kind of nonsense to go unchallenged. In fact, Geraldo agreed with Clark, and wondered why anyone would need an "AK-47 to go hunting." Sorry Geraldo, but the "A" in AK-47 stands for "automatic"... as in, fully automatic. As in "machine gun."

I'd like to issue a challenge to Geraldo Rivera. A few years ago I went on CNN and told the truth about their false reporting on this issue, and they corrected their story. Will Geraldo be enough of a real reporter to do the same?

Wayne LaPierre 3/2009

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