HYPOCRITE: Harry Reid’s Nevada Gun Park Rents ‘Assault Weapons’

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has long been supported by the NRA. In fact, in 2010, NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre came to Nevada to help Reid get reelected. If you want someone to blame for Harry Reid, blame the NRA.

Now that it’s expedient to distance himself from the gun issue, he’s acting like he never supported the NRA. Here’s what he said on the Senate floor:

“Yet in spite the public’s demand for action Senate Republicans continue to cower – cower before the NRA and the Gun Owners of America. The NRA is bad, really bad. Gun Owners of America is even worse than bad.”

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“These two organizations are competing — seeing just how extreme they can be in pushing for more guns and fewer protections,” Reid said.

That means Gun Owners of America is really good.

I’m willing to wager that most Americans don’t know that Harry Reid was instrumental in building the largest gun park in the world at a cost of $61,000,000 of taxpayer money — Clark County Shooting Complex.

Clark county shooting complex

Here’s the kicker. The Clark County Shooting Complex rents ‘assault weapons,’ specifically the Beretta ARX100 that is comparable to the AR-15. They shoot the same ammunition (.223) and can be loaded with a 30-round magazine. The complex also rents a .22 caliber version, the ARX160.

The thing of it is, they are NOT described as “assault weapons” but “rifles.”

Beretta ARX100


Beretta Firearms List

Here’s part of the description for the Beretta ARX100:

“The possibilities for accessorization on the ARX100 are limited only by the user’s imagination. It comes out of the box with a full-length Picatinny rail on top, which is perfect for attaching a variety of optics and other sighting systems. It also has Picatinny rails on both sides of and under the fore-end, which offer countless possibilities for easily adding lighting systems and other tactical devices.”

Below, Harry is holding an “assault rifle.” I’m told this is a “bolt-action .22 ‘assault’ magnum that has the magazine extension attachment in place. If you look closely, you can see the protrusion … a dead give away of an assault rifle.” (If this is incorrect, let me know, and I’ll remove it.)


Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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