As Twitchy reported earlier, President Biden’s nominee to head the ATF reiterated his desire to see a ban on AR-15s in a response to a question from Sen. Ted Cruz. We think it was after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016 that the AR-15 really became demonized; more than a few journalists purchased them so they could write about how easy it was to get one. One reporter even test-fired an AR-15 at the range, where the “horrifying” act and the noise and the smoke gave him “temporary PTSD.”
We see this question asked a lot, and it always gets answered. Army vet David Weissman has a blue-check for reasons not made clear in his Twitter bio, but he is next in line to ask, “why do civilians need AR-15s?”
Enlighten me, why do civilians need AR 15s?
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 26, 2021
Enlighten me, why do civilians need computers and smartphones for free speech activities?
See how enumerated, constitutional rights work now?
— House Atreides (@opiemuyo) May 26, 2021
Enlighten me, why should a government be the only ones with guns?
— Darth Collapsitarian (@ShoelessAncap) May 26, 2021
Enlighten me, why do you need to infringe upon our rights?
— Jay (@OneFineJay) May 26, 2021
Rights are not predicated on need.
— Jay (@OneFineJay) May 26, 2021
Because, David, as I’ve told you many times, fuck you, that’s why. https://t.co/Jy5KSaW2Ca
— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) May 26, 2021
Because shut up. https://t.co/rDXBzac9ej
— Fetusberry「Butt Soup™」Crunch (@Fetusberry) May 26, 2021
Enlighten me, when has ANY possession someone has have to be quantified by 'need'? https://t.co/skRbRYyOk6
— The Redneck Doctor (@Rhogart) May 26, 2021
Because I don't want to be at the mercy of a stupid, raging mob. https://t.co/zlP7FOK5tq
— Nimmo'sGhost (@mexican_mustash) May 26, 2021
They're for shooting bitch ass oathbreakers that come to try and take my stuff. And anyone else's stuff, for that matter.
But you do you, cupcake. https://t.co/KOLLOgB3WG
— Sweatimus Prime (@SweatimusPrime) May 26, 2021
Enlighten me: when did your opinion on what I need gain any bearing at all on my rights? https://t.co/tRz9StPSdA
— Tommy in da Corner (@tommy_corner) May 26, 2021
Because it's every citizen's right. It's the Constitution, not the Needstitution.
Also, it's a civilian weapon. It's even manufactured by several companies in Germany for the civilian market.
That being said, even the EU knows it's a civilian rifle. https://t.co/GGh23NFTsQ
— Freiherr Bär von Bärnsdorf und Oberbärgau (@Bearocalypse) May 26, 2021
Because the woke mob is still breaking the same Starbucks windows in the half-deserted cities a year later while the suburbs are fine.
You’re never going to take them away from us. Ever. https://t.co/K0hw2lct5Q
— jößęph (@monkefiter) May 26, 2021
Because they want them. What gives you the right to decide what people can and cannot want and own https://t.co/8C7umFHFM6
— COL Flagg/CPT Goldberg/MAJ Brooks/ Ling Chow (@NotColFlagg) May 26, 2021
It’s not a bill of needs, bitch. https://t.co/ta2TQLl3Me
— m/ -=EdVT=- m/ (@CargoL1fe) May 26, 2021
Once again, needs are irrelevant to rights. A large majority of freedoms and rights would vanish if they were decided based on need.
There are better and more honest arguments. https://t.co/F5fDXCWNhU
— 🦇Ansgar Odinson🦇 (@AnsgarTOdinson) May 27, 2021
The government doesnt want me to have it, and prohibition doesnt work. https://t.co/TuGacGYY2p
— Autism Cat Boi 2🇺🇸🌈 (@AutismCatBoi2) May 26, 2021
In case I have to shoot someone. https://t.co/AGrJGraZ9E
— Supreme Crusader (@SupremeCrusader) May 26, 2021
Enlighten me, why can’t you understand what a RIGHT is?
When something is a right, you don’t have to justify to internet randos why you NEED it. https://t.co/aFvpO0lTTX
— Chris “Vanilla Gorilla” McKeever (@TheRealMcKeever) May 26, 2021
Because history repeats itself. https://t.co/Gy2sStaPYu
— GFY Constructive Comment Box Reader (@TehGuvenuh) May 26, 2021
None of your fucking business. https://t.co/OGg87xD8L7
— Snarky Tea Smuggler (@SullyBobbi) May 26, 2021
Because we’re citizens, not civilians. https://t.co/EHYlp76SWj
— Jerome Montasque (@ltchris59) May 26, 2021
What has the government done to earn our trust to hold a monopoly on self defense? https://t.co/hUpONeoFj6
— Moose (@moose_cub) May 26, 2021
CZ Every answer to this is ignorant and ridiculous.
It's a trick question, of course. Why do you need freedom of the press, or freedom of religion? Same answer: because the alternatives are horrible. https://t.co/a7jKkzCF9W
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) May 26, 2021
Because all it takes for freedoms to end is other men with guns taking it from you. But you wouldn't understand that https://t.co/kcspM1aVAu
— monster (@whenmotion) May 26, 2021
— DisplacedAppalachian -Possum Stan- (@220Stan) May 26, 2021
None of your business, that’s why. https://t.co/Nq5e5k6CT4
— Trench Grossadmiral Alex K (@AlexsaurusZilla) May 26, 2021
Because armed civilians created this nation. It’s a cornerstone of our founding and promise to those who want to take part in the great American experiment. Free men & woman don’t ask permission to defend themselves nor to be a check on out of control powers, foreign or domestic. https://t.co/mkRyMoRIQj
— J.R.S (@Johnathan_RS_) May 26, 2021
Because none of your business and the Constitution says I can. https://t.co/IZ9hkAeW9C
— Redneck with a paycheck (@WhatnextEthel) May 26, 2021
Former Republican turned liberal gaslighter acts like no one saw cities and neighborhoods burn in 2020 https://t.co/jFnnl9uKj2
— Jonathan Weimar (@j_weimar) May 26, 2021
because it gives muppets like you the vapors https://t.co/b8EWHkpLzX
— T_p R_ck B_ng (@25th_Prestige) May 26, 2021
That’s reason enough.
Tweeter asks for reasons why any civilian ‘needs’ a semi-automatic rifle with all the attachments (except for a chainsaw bayonet) https://t.co/gB6bbt9F70
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2021