John Kerry admits to owning "A Chinese Assault Rifle"


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wovoka
September 26, 2004, 11:50 PM
In a recently posted article on Worldnetdaily, John Kerry admits to owning "A Chinese Assault Rifle. Hmm. Isn't that interesting

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George S.
September 27, 2004, 06:35 PM
It was probably given to him by a grateful North Vietnam for assisting their cause....

iamkris
September 27, 2004, 07:24 PM
Similar to the Kerry word-twisting concerning his SUV. i.e., "oh, those aren't MY SUVs, they belong to the family" comes this explanation of the statement


http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/9/27/12750.shtml

Monday, Sept. 27, 2004 1:23 a.m. EDT
Kerry Blames Aides in Assault Rifle Flap

John Kerry is denying he ever told a magazine interviewer that he owned a Communist Chinese assault rifle, blaming the comment instead on campaign aides who, he insists, made the story up.

"My favorite gun is the M-16 that saved my life and that of my crew in Vietnam," Kerry is quoted as saying in the October issue of Outdoor Life. "I don't own one of those now, but one of my reminders of my service is a Communist Chinese assault rifle."
It turns out, however, that the gun quotes weren't Kerry's at all - or so he maintains, claiming now that those words were actually written by his staff, who never checked with him.
Kerry aide Michael Meehan explained to the New York Times that his boss's interview with the sports magazine consisted of a four-page written account of his hunting experience, which, the Times noted, included "long conversational answers using first-person pronouns."

Meehan said Kerry's Chinese assault rifle was actually a single-bolt-action military rifle that he "keeps as a relic" and has never fired.

If it's a relic he took home from Vietnam, however, the top Democrat may still not be off the hook.

"If Kerry brought the gun home from the war as a souvenir he could be subject to court-martial," NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told the Times.

So, why did Kerry staffers impersonate Kerry for the interview? And how did they know that he had saved a gun - relic or no - from his Vietnam days?

Meehan didn't say.

A spokesman for Outdoor Life did not respond to a Times request for comment.

Roon
September 27, 2004, 07:34 PM
Fox News/Brit Hume just did a report on this...

Cosmoline
September 27, 2004, 07:39 PM
"...said the gun had no make or model markings on it and that Kerry "got it from a friend years ago," adding that such rifles first were manufactured in Russia more than 100 years ago and were used by the North Koreans and the Vietcong. "

http://www.iht.com/articles/540695.html

A bolt action rifle first made by the Russians over 100 years ago?! My lord, Kerry owns a MOSIN-NAGANT!

That's just wrong. He doesnt' DESERVE to own a Mosin.

Of course, the fact that the fellow thinks a Mosin-Nagant is a "Chinese Communist Assault Rifle" is pretty darn amusing.

patentmike
September 27, 2004, 10:31 PM
Brought back a war trophy becomes got an old relic from a friend? Does this guy even recognize whether he happens to be telling lies ?

"got it from a friend years ago"

Probably a new correction of the correction coming soon. Kerry wouldn't want to give the impression that a private transaction took place without the necessary government intrusion.



I stumbled on this link somewhere on THR, it's a hoot
http://www.communistsforkerry.com

Kim
September 27, 2004, 10:47 PM
This man has hunted since the age of 12 including deer(crawling on his belly) and he owns ONE double barrelled shotgun and a 100 year old rifle he has NEVER fired. Yea I really believe that. I guess he is a long time fisherman and he owns one hook. Do you think he knows what stink bait is that you catch catfish with. Does he have his own homemade recipe as I do. Heck does he know aht a dang catfish is!!!!!!!!!!!:neener:

Rawlings
September 27, 2004, 10:49 PM
... but one of my reminders of my service as a Communist Chinese...

Sorry. :neener:

carp killer
September 28, 2004, 02:00 AM
This man has hunted since the age of 12 including deer(crawling on his belly) and he owns ONE double barrelled shotgun and a 100 year old rifle he has NEVER fired. Yea I really believe that. I guess he is a long time fisherman and he owns one hook. Do you think he knows what stink bait is that you catch catfish with. Does he have his own homemade recipe as I do. Heck does he know aht a dang catfish is!!!!!!!!!!!


Kerry is just playing to the "Elmer Fudd" crowd. Sadly, it works. :banghead:

PMDW
September 28, 2004, 02:05 AM
"Meehan said Kerry's Chinese assault rifle was actually a single-bolt-action military rifle that he "keeps as a relic" and has never fired."

What did I say? :)

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103428

Any rifle is an assault rifle to Kerry. It's probably a bolt action .22.

I was close.

Blackcloud6
September 28, 2004, 06:21 AM
"I don't flip-flop! I have a staff to do it for me!" :barf:

Hawkmoon
September 28, 2004, 02:16 PM
Does anyone besides me have a problem with a magazine -- any magazine -- passing off a bunch of written responses as an "interview"?

An interview is what happens when a reporter sits down with a person of interest, talks directly to them, and asks questions ... first-hand, in real time. Sending out a questionaire does not IMHO qualify as conducting an "interview."

Henry Bowman
September 28, 2004, 02:42 PM
You are all misinterpreting what he said.
but one of my reminders of my service is a Communist Chinese assault rifle
This means that, as the Manchurian Candidate, whenever he sees an AK47 (or look alike varient) he is triggered (reminded) to promote the Communist cause, including banning said firearms in the USA.

twoblink
September 28, 2004, 02:46 PM
Flip-Flopping means you actually have to take a position long enough to change it, and he doesn't..

He's like...

I know..

he's like "Pat" from Saturday night live!!
http://www.cardmagnets.com/SNL/016.jpg

Jim K
September 28, 2004, 05:20 PM
I am getting old and may have failing memory, but I am sure that Kerry made that remark about having an "assault rifle" war souvenir during the primary campaign when Dean was going off the anti-gun deep end and Kerry was posing as a Second Amendment supporter.

So he, not a staff member, did use the term "assault rifle". Probably the staff member responding to the magazine's questionnaire did a data search on Kerry's past responses and filled in the blanks.

So now the waffler has to waffle again, and again, and again, and ....

By the way, Kerry now has a firm position on Iraq. It is Kerry's Iraq Policy, Number 675478J/04, Revision 23.

Jim

XLMiguel
September 28, 2004, 06:58 PM
It's really just the same sort of disingenuous (sp?) BS that Gore tried to use to show he's 'one of the guys'.

Like, "yeah, I got a Chinese assault rifle that I had a Seel rechamber in .50 BMG - that'll tear your arm off if a round just goes by close, ya know. Hardly recoils at all. Everybody in 'Nam had 'em. I duct taped a plastic water bottle over the muzzle, like Steven Segal did in that movie, really cuts the noise . . ."

"So, John, can we see this 'souvenir'?"

"Well, maybe later, I loaned it to my cousin, he's going deer hunting on Cape Cod this weekend -":neener:

Harry Tuttle
September 30, 2004, 01:27 AM
http://www.kimdutoit.com/dr/weblog.php?id=P4526

HABU
September 30, 2004, 01:55 AM
John Kerry is denying he ever told a magazine interviewer that he owned a Communist Chinese assault rifle, blaming the comment instead on campaign aides who, he insists, made the story up.

"My favorite gun is the M-16 that saved my life and that of my crew in Vietnam," Kerry is quoted as saying in the October issue of Outdoor Life. "I don't own one of those now, but one of my reminders of my service is a Communist Chinese assault rifle."
It turns out, however, that the gun quotes weren't Kerry's at all - or so he maintains, claiming now that those words were actually written by his staff, who never checked with him.
Kerry aide Michael Meehan explained to the New York Times that his boss's interview with the sports magazine consisted of a four-page written account of his hunting experience, which, the Times noted, included "long conversational answers using first-person pronouns."

Meehan said Kerry's Chinese assault rifle was actually a single-bolt-action military rifle that he "keeps as a relic" and has never fired.

If it's a relic he took home from Vietnam, however, the top Democrat may still not be off the hook.

"If Kerry brought the gun home from the war as a souvenir he could be subject to court-martial," NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told the Times.

So, why did Kerry staffers impersonate Kerry for the interview?And how did they know that he had saved a gun - relic or no - from his Vietnam days?

Meehan didn't say.

A spokesman for Outdoor Life did not respond to a Times request for comment.

The Clintons squealed on him so Hitlery can have a go in '08.

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