The Joe Wilson "You Lie" AR-15 Lower Receiver

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Jan. 12 2011 9:43 AM

The Joe Wilson "You Lie" AR-15 Lower Receiver

I noticed this yesterday, via the magical news elves of Huffington Post, but it's still fairly incredible.

Palmetto State Armory would like to honor our esteemed congressman Joe Wilson with the release of our new "You Lie" AR-15 lower receiver. These lowers are the same great quality you have come to expect from Palmetto State Armory and feature "You Lie" as the first six digits of the serial number. Only 999 of these will be produced, get yours before they are gone!  These forged lowers are made using high quality 7075-T6 aluminum and are marked "MULTI" to accommodate most builds.  Finish is Black Hardcoat Anodize.

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The lower:

I remember attending some pre-9/12/09 Tea Party events in D.C. -- remember, the rally was the week of the Obama address that Wilson interrupted -- and finding universal admiration and acclaim for the congressman. The oh-my-stars-and-garters reaction of the media was totally at odds with how Wilson was viewed by conservatives. The president, they felt, had lied; whether some House decorum was violated was uninteresting and irrelevant. So I'm not surprised to see this. On the other hand, it is an angry statement directed at the president on a gun .

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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