Truth to liberal anti-gunners is a lot like sunlight to vampires. On Thursday, The Blaze reported that Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — a Democrat — falsely claimed on Twitter that the National Rifle Association (NRA) actually supports the private ownership of rocket launchers. Moreover, she used the false claim in an email raising funds for her campaign.
“As of today we removed over 1800 guns and 1 rocket launcher from the streets of
#Baltimore. And yet the @NRA thinks somehow rocket launchers are good for Baltimore. Perhaps a name change is in order: The National Rocket Association,” she said on Twitter.
As of today we removed over 1800 guns and 1 rocket launcher from the streets of #Baltimore. And yet the @NRA thinks somehow rocket launchers are good for Baltimore. Perhaps a name change is in order: The National Rocket Association. @Everytown
— Mayor Catherine Pugh (@MayorPugh50) December 22, 2018
According to The Blaze:
The Baltimore Police Department’s latest gun buyback program — which is intended to reduce the number of unregistered weapons on the city’s streets — turned up a rocket launcher.
An actual rocket launcher.
Guidelines for the buyback included $25 for high-capacity magazines, $100 for revolvers and bolt-action or pump-action weapons, and $200 for semi-automatic weapons, according to the Baltimore Sun. The city also offered $500 for fully automatic weapons.
The rocket launcher reportedly fetched $500, though it wasn’t fully automatic.
One of items taken in by Baltimore's gun buyback program–what appears to be spent surplus rocket launcher. Waiting to hear how much city paid for it pic.twitter.com/XQsr67repg
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) December 19, 2018
Here’s her fundraising letter using the patently false claim as posted by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton:
Mayor Pugh’s campaign is touting the $500 the city paid for an inoperable rocket launcher during the gun buyback event and is using it to raise election money pic.twitter.com/xTsgAcgiFu
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 21, 2018
Reaction on social media was pretty much what you’d expect:
I’m glad Baltimore was made safe from the scourge of rocket killings.
— Sheepdog5931 (@sheepdog5931) December 27, 2018
You gonna comment on the 8 incinerated cars or nah? ?? ??? ? ??? ? ???? ? ?
— Ryan Goff (@RyanatMGH) December 22, 2018
You paid $500 for an inert rocket launcher? Those are $35 at any army surplus store. I’ll load up my truck and head to BLT. Have cash ready!
— Dr. Michael Hepner (@DrHepner) December 22, 2018
Well, no one ever accused these people of being very smart…
The Blaze said it “…found zero evidence that the NRA endorses, encourages, or otherwise advocates private ownership or use of rocket launchers by civilians.”
That’s because they don’t.
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