This afternoon, the Huffington Post picked up the Columbia Free Times' report that the South Carolina firearms retailer Palmetto State Armory was advertising the sale of assault rifle components engraved with the phrase "You Lie." According to the Free Times' initial report, the company's website stated, "Palmetto State Armory would like to honor our esteemed congressman Joe Wilson with the release of our new 'You Lie' AR-15 lower receiver":
After they published their article, the web page was apparently removed.
Wilson, of course, is infamous for shouting "You lie" at President Obama during President Obama's September 2009 speech before a joint session of Congress. He subsequently apologized.
How does Glenn Beck fit in? Palmetto State Armory has been a Beck advertiser. Here's audio of Beck calling them the "on-line source you've trusted for years," promoting on-air their "brand new store in the Midlands," and lauding their "stock of tactical firearms":
Palmetto promotes the ad on their website:
This is, of course, far from the first time a Beck advertiser has been exposed for selling dubious or disturbing products.