Glenn opened the radio program this morning with some very important news courtesy of Reverend Jesse Jackson. Jackson appeared on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom on Monday to give his two cents on the gun control debate. As usual, his comments raised some eyebrows.
JACKSON: These semiautomatic 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, with the arsenal he had – he was right near the airport, right near the runways in Denver. He could shoot down airplanes, so this is a matter of homeland security as well.
Yes, that’s right, these so-called ‘assault weapons’ have the capacity to take down airplanes.
“So you can shoot down a plane… with a semiautomatic weapon,” Pat asked.
“Why do you think we had to stop the shuttle program,” Stu joked. “The shuttles could have been shot down at the moment. You know how high those [semiautomatic weapons] can shoot up in the air? Really high. They can shoot down the satellites with those things. That's the problem.”
When Jackson was pressed for a solution to this gun problem, he made it clear that he does not blame the perpetrator of violent crimes. Instead, we must “make gun manufacturers more accountable for their product.”
“Finally, if you get a killing – if somebody murders, you go to Smith & Wesson and you charge them with murder,” Pat said.
“You have to put them in jail,” Glenn continued. “Smith and Wesson. Not just Smith, but Smith and Wesson.”
Thank goodness we have Jesse Jackson around to clarify any confusion on the matter. Because as the recent gun control debate has taught us, an ‘assault rifle’ with a black stock can apparently shoot down an airplane, making such ‘weapons’ a national security threat requiring strict and immediate regulation.
“A hunting rifle just shoots deer,” Pat said. “An assault rifle shoots down a plane.”
“If it has a wood stock its fine,” Glenn concluded. “If it has a black stock, it will shoot a plane down.”