Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” Engraved On AR-15 Parts By Gun Maker

This one comes from our Is This Really Necessary? Department:

Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-S.C.) health care-era “you lie” interruption of President Obama is now reportedly being commemorated with a place on a new, limited edition line of assault rifle components.

The Columbia Free Times reports that the words are being engraved on a series of lower receivers manufactured for popular AR-15 assault rifles. Lower receivers are one of the primary pieces of the firearms.

“Palmetto State Armory would like to honor our esteemed congressman Joe Wilson with the release of our new ‘You Lie’ AR-15 lower receiver,” the weapon manufacturer’s site writes in the product description. “Only 999 of these will be produced, get yours before they are gone!”

What’s next, a Bobby Kennedy Commemorative target?

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  1. Eric Martin says:

    What’s next, a Bobby Kenendy Commemorative target?

    Don’t you mean a Bobby Kenendy Commemorative Surveyor’s Symbol

  2. Jack says:

    I wonder if we can ever move away from this. I am reminded of a book I read a while back, called A Nation Made By War, referring to the history of the United States and how we were formed by those violent conflicts.

    We are a nation formed by violence, and I fear we will succumb to those same forces.

  3. Rick h. says:

    I’m gonna engrave “Change you can believe in” on my AR-15 “assault” rifle. Oh, wait, I’ll get another one and put “Liberty or Death” on it.

    For those that fight for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected Will never know.

  4. Herb says:

    And like that…..the page is gone.

  5. Alex Knapp says:

    @Rick –

    “I am a soldier, so that my son can be a farmer, so that his son can be a poet.”
    — George Washington

  6. André Kenji says:

    The most bizarre thing is that this rifle is pretty popular among drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro.

  7. Woodland_warrior says:

    How cares why? We have free speech in this country and if the gun manufactures want to include it, so be it.