Jesse Jackson Claims Semi-Autos can “Blow Up Railroads”

Jesse Jackson joins other anti-gun loons like Piers Morgan and tells outright lies about firearms and gun control:

This week’s outrage comes to us courtesy of the anti-gun Reverend Jesse Jackson.  Rev. Jackson is not in the news as much now as he once was.  When you do hear from him, though, his comments are still laced with his usual dose of hyperbole.

That predictable pattern continues with Rev. Jackson’s recent comments on semi-automatic firearms.

According to an article appearing on last month, Rev. Jackson believes that semi-automatic firearms must be banned because they could “shoot down planes” and therefore constitute a risk to national security.

The Blaze ran a follow-up story debunking the claim, but that didn’t seem to deter Rev. Jackson, as this week he boldly declared that, in addition to shooting down planes, semi-automatic firearms could also be used to “blow up railroads.” 
“You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue,” Rev. Jackson said in a recent interview on Fox News.  Blow up railroads?  What in the world is he basing that claim on?

If Rev. Jackson is interested in the facts and wants to return this debate back to earth, he should know that semi-automatic firearms were introduced in the late 1800s, and have been popular for self-defense, hunting and target shooting ever since.  Forty percent of all uses of firearms for self-defense are performed with semi-automatic handguns, and all firearms used in the annual National Rifle and Pistol Trophy Matches are semi-automatic.

Though he seems to know very little about semi-automatic firearms, we assume that we will continue to hear Rev. Jackson make outrageous claims about this issue in the future.  No doubt Jackson won’t be able to help himself, as he craves the spotlight to continue to push his agenda, using bizarre and truly outrageous claims.


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  • JC

    This looks like dumb from Jackson but look at his target audiences.

    Blacks, along with most Hispanics own few legal weapons yet they are overwhelmingly the victims of gun violence.. last year 2200 Chicago children of school age were injured or killed by indiscriminate gunfire.. Blacks and Hispanics are also low information voters who neither know nor care that Jackson is spinning BS and will willingly lap it up because it places the blame for their own murderous conduct on Whites and Republicans.

    White, city, low information female voters are also prime candidates for this BS.. again they neither know nor care that its crap so long as it attacks some vaguely defined group of White males, conservatives, legal gun owners, rural dwellers, church goers, Southerners and welfare reformers. Like the Blacks, they see what they want to see and support increasing state largess in their lives.


  • Patrick

    Jackson is a racist fraud who should have been put away years ago – his racist inflammatory hate speeches have fueled the violence seen after the likes of the Rodney King trial. The man should be doing hard time.

  • Luis Ruiz

    the man is an idiot typical black man having babies, son is a loony tune who’s wife is under investigation go figure. probably looking for a payoff. soory dung.