As Twitchy reported a couple of weeks ago, Forbes had done a feature on how Asian Americans have been buying guns for self-protection, which brought back a lot of images of Koreans on the roofs of their stores during the Los Angeles riots — Asian Americans have been packing for a while now.
On Monday, The Hill reported that there’s also been a surge in gun ownership among black Americans, which as any liberal will tell you, is what it will take for conservatives to finally back gun control. Like these clowns, for example:
The GOP tomorrow: we need common sense gun laws now!
— Badlydone Emma (@chemimommy) April 5, 2021
GOP pushes for harsh gun control measures in 3…2…1…
— Uncle Tony (@tpucca) April 5, 2021
Sorry Emma and Uncle Tony, read the other comments and try again.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 5, 2021
The only people who have a problem with this are those who ignore (and by ignore, sanction) the discriminatory history of gun control. https://t.co/9ky6wwPtbN
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 5, 2021
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) April 5, 2021
This is not the reaction the inclusive, color-blind left wanted, Dana!
— Chris Arrr (@capitalistpeeg) April 5, 2021
All Americans have the right to protect themselves
— Peter J. Dawson (@PeterDawsonUSA) April 5, 2021
This is where we get to be louder about their racism with illegal infringements, which disproportionately affect minorities (their favorite phrase, fed right back). Why do they hate minorities so?
— Jesus F'ing Christ! (@StpeterPadilla) April 5, 2021
We’re pretty sure she deleted her tweet, but we remember the white liberal woman arguing that blacks didn’t need guns because they didn’t have anything people wanted to steal anyway.
The more legal firearms by Americans (regardless of skin color) the safer our country! ???
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) April 5, 2021
It's clear from these comments that not many Democrats have actually met a gun owner…or a Republican for that matter. Any American legally exercising their Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms is a good thing!
— AM 560 The Answer (@AM560TheAnswer) April 5, 2021
It is clear that progressives don’t understand the Pro #2A crowd.
— MPK (@Rongesq) April 5, 2021
— License to Will (@wharrison51) April 5, 2021
Great! The more the merrier. Everyone should be able to protect their families, loved ones, and property.
— Just Asking (@JustAsk86301693) April 5, 2021
Live Free or Die! pic.twitter.com/vW4KejDfPj
— J.A.Grimaldi (@jagpronto) April 5, 2021
That is possibly my favorite headline so far this year.
— Austin Heath (@NQD_Austin) April 5, 2021
This is awesome. All rights for all people!
— ItIsDave1990 (@IDave1990) April 5, 2021
Thats great…law abiding citizens should be able to own guns…
— Raleigh Wood (@Caniac24_7) April 5, 2021
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODonne11) April 5, 2021
And I don’t blame them one bit
— Shawn Williamson ?????? (@Saffron007) April 5, 2021
— gyrosteel (@DeanskiRavine) April 5, 2021
A warning to criminals within their neighborhoods. The gangs are done. They will take the power back from the dealers and criminals.
— iamledger (@iamledger1) April 5, 2021
I have no issue with anyone owning a gun, but I do worry about some of the underlying reasons here. A lack of trust in law enforcement is not a good thing, even if warranted at times.
— TJ Bennett (@teejaybee6) April 5, 2021
A lack of trust in law enforcement usually comes in the form of realizing that police are more often than not unable to prevent crimes or to protect people from being crime victims.
— Bert Hyman (@berthyman) April 5, 2021
we gotta pump those numbers up
— ❤RubyRoo❤ (@RealRubyRooo) April 5, 2021
I'm really surprised that you guys didn't go with this photo. pic.twitter.com/SSpBXa8KiK
— Derenic Byrd (@DerenicByrd) April 5, 2021
Jonah Goldberg did note that The Hill did decide to go with a “scary black militia shot,” though we’re not concerned, as the number-one threat to the nation right now is white supremacist right-wing militias. Just ask the soldiers who are undergoing training on extremism right now.
As long they buy them legally that’s fine by me. I am legit surprised you guys used a scary black militia shot for this story though. https://t.co/xaGioM7zKp
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) April 5, 2021
Funny how the media always find pictures they think are scary looking for stories about people buying guns when in fact most are just regular Americans concerned with self-defense.
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) April 5, 2021
Okay, okay, everyone is pointing out the strawmen and projecting going on in the replies, but yeah, why isn't The Hill getting more pushback for using this as the embed image?
— Politilogia (@PoliticalOntos) April 5, 2021
Scary militia shots are what they need to push the myth for gun control.
— Michael Daly (@Michael95494331) April 5, 2021
Why would that picture scare you? Looks like just another bunch of good guys with guns.
— Lee King (@CrankEBastard) April 5, 2021
They aren't scary.
— Laura "Michelle" Johnson (@LMichelleJ87) April 5, 2021
They should take pictures at our county shooting range. On the weekends every creed and color is out there. People bring their families. I just love that.
— Steve (@Steve56666007) April 5, 2021
Agreed! I'd like gun ownership, if purchased legally, to soar among all Americans. Nothing scary to see here if you filled out the application and passed a background check.
— Theresa Sickles (@tsickles321) April 5, 2021
Why add “as long as they buy them legally”? Isn’t that the default assumption?
— Whey Standard (@Whey_standard) April 5, 2021
"As long as they buy them legally" is a very interesting qualifier. It's a shame too, cause your criticism of The Hill is good.
— BSH (@brooklynpsu) April 5, 2021
We remember when reporters were running out and buying AR-15s — not just guns, but AR-15 — to show how “easy” it was to purchase one (if you’re a reporter with the money to buy one, a valid photo ID, and a clean background check, and were willing to wait). People buying guns is not news.
Not breaking news: Forbes reports that Asian-Americans have been buying guns for protection from crime https://t.co/SSJdQZhToG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 19, 2021
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