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Sun Jan 15, 2012, 02:08 AM Jan 2012

Perry unwinds at the shooting range [View all]

Perry unwinds at the shooting range
January 13, 2012 3:34 PM
By Rebecca Kaplan

RIDGELAND, S.C. - Running for president is a grueling business. There are early alarms for morning TV shows, late night fundraising calls and a full day of events in between. Candidates need an outlet for relaxation to help keep them focused.

For Rick Perry, that outlet could be found at the Palmetto State Armory here, where he made a late-morning stop to fire off a few (extremely accurate) rounds at a target.

After spending about 15 minutes in the range, Perry showed off his target to reporters with the holes closely clustered in the head and chest. He fired two guns, a 9-mm Ruger SR-9 and an AR-15 manufactured by the Palmetto State Armory.


Was he picturing one of his opponents? The world will never know. When reporter Jay Root from the Texas Tribune asked whose face was on the target in his mind, Perry simply responded, "not you."


Palmetto State Armory - Ring a bell? It should! They sold the AR-15 "You Lie" lower reciever:

S.C. Company Sells Engraved “You Lie” Component For AR-15 Rifle
by Corey Hutchins, January 11th, 2011 04:07pm

A South Carolina gun and accessories company is selling semi-automatic rifle components inscribed with “You lie” – a tribute to the infamous words of 2nd District Republican Congressman Joe Wilson when he shouted at President Barack Obama during a congressional speech about national health care reform in the fall of 2009.

“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 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.


As Rachel Maddow would say, sometimes it pays to be a complete and utter politics news junkie nerd...

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