Jesse Jackson recently claimed that semi-automatic rifles can blow up railroads and airplanes. I think he might be confusing a rifle with an RPG… This is what’s know as propaganda. No facts behind a claim that is designed to arouse an emotional response, particularly fear, in individuals so that they support the cause, which on its own has no substance.
From the article, “It’s clear Rev. Jackson doesn’t know the first thing about rifles and guns in general. It’s like me making a comment about quilting, something I know absolutely nothing about,” he added. “With the type of rifle that James Holmes had it would be impossible to shoot down a plane. Okay, nothing is impossible, but it would be as likely as aliens knocking on my front door tomorrow.”