Give me that Uzi, Susie, it’s my turn!

July 25, 2007

It’s time again for another installment of our very popular feature, “Truth, or Spoof?” in which readers have to guess whether a story is real news, or very clever satire.

It seems a planned Republican fundraising event in New Hampshire is inviting party members and their families to a Machine Gun Shoot, where they can spend a day trying out automatic weapons such as Uzi submachine guns and M-16 rifles. 

The organizer is quoted as saying, It’s a fun day. It’s a family day. Here’s the story:

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Tessa Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan shoots a Micro Uzi submachine gun during the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot near West Point, Kentucky April 8, 2005. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


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All I can say is that guns and barbecue make for some great family fun!

A potato sack race through a mine field is a great way to end the day.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Big deal. Here in Virginia they start that in middle school.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

Followed by a lively game of “Who’s got the hand-grenade?”

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

The two most popular word heard in Tessa’s household: “yes dear”.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Sounds like a great day out with the family. I’d like to speak to the sponsors and supply people. I’d give them a great price on paper targets of Hillary, Harry, Nancy, Barak, Teddy…

Posted by T.V. Hall | Report as abusive