Piers Morgan made a similar argument, but we’ll let him go first:
Florida shooter was too young to buy a beer in Florida.
But he was old enough to buy one of these & attack a school.
America – what is WRONG with you? https://t.co/32rB9mwliK pic.twitter.com/UAxF4EqmB7
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 15, 2018
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes only a couple of hours earlier had floated a similar sentiment:
What possible defense is there of a legal regime where a 19 year old cannot buy a can of beer but can buy a weapon of war?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 15, 2018
First things first: let’s dispense with that “weapon of war” business, which we believe Hayes lifted wholesale from Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
“Weapon of war” https://t.co/pUyC8KaxuV
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) February 15, 2018
It wasn't a weapon of war, you disingenuous hack. https://t.co/8TQtyPXVEO
— Matthew Hargraves (@hargrama) February 15, 2018
Please cite which military uses the AR-15 in combat.
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) February 15, 2018
My grandpa was issued a more powerful rifle than the AR-15 to fight Nazis.
But this bullshit springs back to life every single damned time. https://t.co/K2hO6jlBHq
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) February 15, 2018
If an AR15 is our chosen "weapon of war" than we are screeeewwwwwwed https://t.co/ANhZR10NRX
— Ty (@Ty_Atty) February 15, 2018
I wouldn't want you to walk into a war with a single-shot per trigger pull weapon, Chris.
I agree the drinking age should be lowered to 18. https://t.co/l7Eqylr3b6
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) February 15, 2018
Who else agrees that the drinking age should be lowered? We’re talking about adults here — or at people who used to be considered adults at that age.
Literally every weapon ever conceived is a "weapon of war."
Also, I agree we should lower the drinking age. https://t.co/thdwvJkdl6
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) February 15, 2018
So I assume you think we should lower the drinking age to 18 so those who join the military can enjoy a beer after risking their life in a war zone? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/A6HlCXMZvA
— KristinBoymom?????? (@KristinFaller11) February 15, 2018
FTFY: What possible defense is there of a legal regime where a 19 year old cannot buy a can of beer but can be issues a weapon and sent off to fight a war? https://t.co/mwNJVT8WoN
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) February 15, 2018
So you want to lower the drinking age? https://t.co/b1Q49Sm5Lk
— Tee (@TAnymanSquare) February 15, 2018
Agreed. So lets lower the drinking age to 18. https://t.co/fN6OUp9P12
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 15, 2018
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) February 15, 2018
He's right. The government telling 19 yr olds they can't buy beer is f*cking bullsh*t. https://t.co/2dOBVqkgJc
— CDP ?⚾? (@cdpayne79) February 15, 2018
True. The law needs to be changed to allow the 19 year old to buy a beer. https://t.co/7ALahDprhA
— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) February 15, 2018
— Tony Turner (@wbtonyturner) February 15, 2018
Good point, I do support lowering the drinking age. https://t.co/dN8URXrK5O
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) February 15, 2018
Completely agree – lower the drinking age to 16 https://t.co/lZI1VX61Jw
— PNTS (@htPNTS) February 15, 2018
The 19 year old can also go off and die in war…let’s make drinking, gambling, and smoking 18 not 21 https://t.co/TM582WjDcS
— Gregory Natoli (@NatoliFish) February 15, 2018
Nineteen year olds are old enough to vote, drive, serve in (and possibly die in) the armed forces, get married, etc. but a rifle is just too much for a 19 year old.
Just stop already. https://t.co/iJu4Xx3TAI
— ☢ Post LLC (@devin_loiselle) February 15, 2018
It's the drinking age, in this picture, that's out of step with the age for voting, marrying, serving in/being drafted into the military, serving on a jury, or buying a gun. https://t.co/c3RZFiq8te
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 15, 2018
A 19 year old can join the Marines, Drive a tank, and use real weapons of war. An AR-15 isn’t that powerful. One bullet per pull of the trigger. https://t.co/geEU5IBeqc
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) February 15, 2018
Well a 19 year old can be drafted to, ya know, go to actual war.. But you're right, it's total BS that you have to be 21 to consume alcohol. Call your congressman today, folks. https://t.co/r5ovdqclwn
— Cody Morris (@CMXVI) February 15, 2018
Also, since we're all just trolling now….raise the age of consent to have an abortion to 21? https://t.co/IVP60cRSAm
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) February 15, 2018