Monday, September 27, 2004

Brian - Wrong on Kerry Assault Rifle

I'm afriad I must correct an assertation made by Brian on Kerry. It turns out Kerry does not own an assault rifle.

The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > No Assault Rifle for Kerry, After All: "Senator John Kerry's campaign said yesterday that Mr. Kerry did not own a Chinese assault rifle . . .

Mr. Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, owns two guns, a double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun and the rifle, which Mr. Meehan said Mr. Kerry "keeps as a relic" and had never fired. Mr. Meehan said the gun had no make or model markings [emphases added] on it and that Mr. Kerry "got it from a friend years ago," adding that such rifles were first manufactured in Russia more than 100 years ago and were used by the North Koreans and the Vietcong. "

So not only was Brian wrong on the type of Gun Kerry has. He also failed to mention that John Kerry is in favor of removing identifying marks from wepons.

You should also note that he hasn't fired the rifle. This may be the case. Many collectors don't shoot historical guns they own. I found it interesting that they felt the need to assert it. Much like getting caught with a Playboy and asserting that you read it "for the Articles". All this being said I have a gun that is almost 100 years old and I know all kinds of things about it.

Did you know that John Kerry was in Vietnam?


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