Rev. Jesse Jackson Says You Can Blow Up Railroads with AR-15s

Someone has been watching too many movies:

Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday repeated the debunked claim that semi-automatic and so-called assault weapons  can “shoot down airplanes” — and added that they can also “blow up railroads.”

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“Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they’re about national security,” Jackson said on Fox News. “You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue.”

There’s only one way to respond to that assertion – an animated gif mocking it.

Something like, this:

Even The Doctor is baffled by the level of Jackson's ignorance.
Even The Doctor is baffled by the level of Jackson’s ignorance.

But seriously, Jackson may have just leveled up to EPIC level lunacy.

How ridiculous is his claim that “assault weapons” can take down airplanes and blow up railroads?

TheBlaze asked a panel of experts last month just how realistic Jackson assertion was after he made a similar claim. The verdict: “laughable.”

“It’s clear Rev. Jackson doesn’t know the first thing about rifles and guns in general,” former CIA officer and author of “The Covert Guide to Concealed Carry” Jason Hanson said.

Chris Gahr, who assisted in aircraft investigations while in the Marine Corps, summed it up this way: “you would have a better chance of being hit by lightning WHILE winning the lottery than bringing down a commercial airliner with the weapons that [accused Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooter James] Holmes carried.”

Perhaps Jackson is just a fan of “American Guns” and thinks bullets blow up on impact:

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