Rep Joe Wilson “Honored” By “You Lie” On Assault Gun Component
A South Carolina gun company is “honoring” Joe Wilson by having the congressman’s phrase “you lie” — the one he shouted at President Obama during a State of the Union Address — etched into components of an assault rifle.
“Palmetto State Armory would like to honor our esteemed congressman Joe Wilson with the release of our new ‘You Lie’ AR-15 lower receiver,” reads a portion of the company’s website.
The page with this offer has since been removed.
The product “is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Joe Wilson or his campaign,” according to a line of text at the bottom of the page. A picture of Wilson holding a rifle and standing in the company’s gun shop appears on the same page. The company offers the components, marked “MULTI to accommodate most builds,” for $99.95 apiece.
“Only 999 of these will be produced, get yours before they are gone!” the website reads.
The Congressman is not involved in the sale of this product, but his spokesperson wants you to know that the offending passage “is not on the actual gun.”
Wilson spokesman Neal Patel says the photo of Wilson was taken when the congressman stopped by Palmetto State Armory in August 2010 to thank them for creating jobs and that it was a congressional visit. He said he’d have to check back and see if the component was made before or after the photo was taken.
“If you look at the picture it’s not on the actual gun” Patel tells Free Times about the engraving and the gun Wilson is holding in the photograph.Click here for reuse options!
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