On Sunday, liberal activist Jesse Jackson repeated his claim that semi-automatic weapons can shoot down airplanes and said they could also “blow up railroads.”
“Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they’re about national security,” he said while appearing on Fox News.
“You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue,” he added.
Jackson said he was okay with having a gun for the house, or a gun for hunting.
“But these semi-automatic, military-style assault weapons — they shot at the White House two years ago, so none of us are safe,” he added.
Last month, Jackson made a similar claim.
“The young man who did the killing in Aurora, Colorado, with the arsenal he had– he was right near the airport, right near the runways [in] Denver. He could shoot down airplanes, so this is a matter of homeland security as well,” he said.