In Manhattan on Tuesday, a terrorist yelling “Allahu Akbar” drove a truck down a bicycle path and killed several people, injuring many more. The terrorist also carried with him a paintball gun and a pellet gun. With all that information in mind, some hot takes have already been served up, but there might not be any that catch on quicker with the gun control crowd than this one:
The NYC terrorist had a pellet gun and a paintball gun. Good thing that in NYC he couldn't buy assault rifles, or the toll would be higher.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 31, 2017
Dude, really? There are certainly multiple levels to address there, first and foremost:
Because terrorists totally obey the law. ? https://t.co/0Jf2bO4rD3
— ?The?Foo? (@PolitiBunny) November 1, 2017
He didn't live in NYC. What a stupid point.
— Halloweeneon (@neontaster) November 1, 2017
He's from Florida, you dipshit.
— Ghost of a Monkey (@MetricButtload) November 1, 2017
Yeah, he seems like a law-abiding sort of guy.
Also, he's from Florida, where you can easily buy what you falsely call "assault" rifles. https://t.co/2qUNj0Azv9
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 1, 2017
Other than that, GREAT analysis from Kristof. *Eye roll*
It's a "good thing" that 7 people died at the hands of a terrorist, because he didn't use a gun. https://t.co/0rlnGXOvEN
— Brad Slager ??? (@MartiniShark) November 1, 2017
I'm sure it's of great comfort to the grieving families that he used a truck instead of a gun.
— Bread'nCircus (@Shooter_ptpx01) November 1, 2017
And if New Yorkers were allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights, that piece of garbage might've been shot dead.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 1, 2017
How come you're not blaming trucks dummy?
— I Hate The Media (@ihatethemedia) November 1, 2017
1- His ID is from FL. He could’ve bought any fire arm there.
2- Terrorist in France killed and wounded ~500 people with a truck.
— Robert Holt (@robert_holt_198) October 31, 2017
This is sick. What's wrong with you? https://t.co/vGLvlbjmJr
— ?Sean Hemlock? (@jtLOL) November 1, 2017
It's not higher because of the bravery of the NYPD.
And he was driving a fucking truck you numb-nuts. A truck he DROVE INTO A SCHOOL BUS. https://t.co/XbUvSuZY0q
— lauren ?☘️?? (@LilMissRightie) November 1, 2017
I'm sure that's a great relief to the dead. Now apologize to real journalists. Then delete your account. https://t.co/6sb5WOnOSr
— Pissed Pat (@Pissed_Pat) October 31, 2017
It's rare that a take can be scorching hot, totally predictable, and painfully stupid – all at once. And yet here we are. https://t.co/pdpn62uj9u
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) November 1, 2017
You’ve got to be really addicted to an agenda to spin people getting killed by a truck-driving terrorist into a win for gun control.