We certainly heard this hot take before. Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg declared last year that “it should not be easier to buy an AR-15 than it is to vote.” MSNBC/NBC News political analyst Jake Sherman reported that “activists” have pointed out that “in Georgia, for instance, it’s easier to buy a gun than to register to vote. This says a lot about where America is headed in 2021.”
This is just so stupid and ignorant, and yet everyone thinks it’s a great take. Here’s award-winning journalist David Leavitt pulling it out of nowhere Tuesday. And yes, this is the same douche who called the police on a Target manager who wouldn’t sell him an electric toothbrush for a penny.
Why is it easier to buy a gun than to cast a vote?
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) January 25, 2022
We can believe he’s an award-winning journalist.
It absolutely isn’t. Try being honest with yourself.
— Sound the Dread Alarm (@_ThisJustin_) January 25, 2022
It isn't dumbass. Just because you can type the letters does not make it true.
— Crosspatch (@VictorB123) January 25, 2022
Going for those low information crowd clicks, I see
— J (@ARaised_Eyebrow) January 25, 2022
— Kyle 🎸🎵🎤 (@kylemusicatx) January 25, 2022
My dude you can't even buy a toothbrush
— Social Distance Champion (@realchrishynes) January 25, 2022
It’s not. But then again, you have trouble buying a toothbrush, so maybe my expectations are too high.
— John Burns (@Jburns404) January 25, 2022
Why is it easier to find a toothbrush at the real price, but not for once cent? pic.twitter.com/V1ZnMXKP5v
— Douglas Brackman, Jr. 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@NotBruinOregon) January 25, 2022
Why would you call the police, who carry guns, to assist you when a toothbrush is mismarked? Why would you bring guns into that equation?
— 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝟐𝟖𝟏𝟒 (@AntiHeroActual) January 25, 2022
I can't recall the last time I needed a background check to vote
— Lucerne Bolvin (@LucerneBolvin) January 25, 2022
It isn’t though? They need to run a background check… which requires a legal ID and proof of residency.
— AT (@almostterran83) January 25, 2022
Is it? Crap, in that case I'm getting one this week. They're free, you say?
— Donald K. Hoatie – slightly smaller cage (@iamisgo11) January 25, 2022
Where is this actually true?
— DadHominem (@HominemDad) January 25, 2022
— Watjalukinat (@watjalukinat) January 25, 2022
How many guns do you own?
— Bruce Jennder 🇺🇸🇩🇰🇩🇪 (@ladipimp79) January 25, 2022
You clearly have never bought a gun. And you probably shouldn't vote.
— Rick Moore (@richdarlen) January 25, 2022
Are they sending guns free in the mail now? Can't wait
— Bat (@Battracks5) January 25, 2022
Wait? When did they start mailing guns to peoples homes unsolicited?
— Justine (@BruinJustine) January 25, 2022
So true. My deceased grandfather received 4 guns in the mail during the 2020 election.
— Mollie (@Molliedumur) January 25, 2022
Which states have mandatory background checks and waiting periods to vote?
— Dr. Man-Bear-Pig ⚔️ (@Man_Bear_Pig3) January 25, 2022
I would love voting to require a valid ID, background check, and a waiting period.
— Five Jump Chump +1 (@TennantM5) January 25, 2022
What’s the background check, ID requirement, waiting period, & licensing cost for voting? Maybe we should be as rigorous about voting.
— Colorado Conservative (@MapleSyru_p) January 25, 2022
Literally isn’t, but lean into that grift, sport.
— FSakes (@FSakes1000) January 25, 2022
It's not. Next stupid question?
— AdamInHTownTX (LGBFJB+ Supporter) (@AdamInHTownTX) January 25, 2022
imagine believing this disinformation
— 🇺🇸 Martin Wellbourne (@WellbourneM) January 25, 2022
A lot of people in the replies are actually admitting they’ve thought the same thing, and to ask the GOP why.
— Albert Celis (@albert_celis1) January 25, 2022
Well, he’s getting clicks, which is probably all he was after. But people honestly believe him. There are a lot of low-information voters out there.
Journo and NBC/MSNBC political analyst knows ‘it’s easier to buy a gun than to register to vote’ in Georgia because ‘activists’ say so https://t.co/GGG8XuQe9G
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 23, 2021