Every time there’s a mass shooting in America, we immediately hear from other countries with stricter gun control laws about how America is doing it wrong. And that’s their prerogative if they want to criticize us.
But it’s also our prerogative to dismiss their criticisms, particularly when their own houses are infinitely dirtier and bloodier than ours.
And fewer countries’ houses are dirtier and bloodier than China’s, whose Ministry of Foreign Affairs felt compelled to weigh in on U.S. gun laws following the tragic and deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this week:
Many Chinese grew up hearing a song that goes, “Fine wine for friends and shotguns for jackals.” We advise the US to listen to it. pic.twitter.com/N8rYhJ60et
— Spokesperson发言人办公室 (@MFA_China) May 24, 2022
Oh, you advise the U.S. to listen to that, do you? Should we also disarm the populace to make it easier for our government to rule over us with an iron fist? Should we also disappear people who criticize our government and throw minorities into concentration camps?
This isn’t even a *veiled* threat from China to the US. https://t.co/bkEIO4QoxC
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) May 26, 2022
It actually does come off like a threat.
China's aggressiveness is growing. This must be a big concern for neighbours. https://t.co/OAffE0cHkg
— Wooyun Jo (@WooyunJo) May 26, 2022
Crude and uncivil statement by Chinese MFA. Deepening polarisation, brinkmanship around the world make us all less safe. https://t.co/jEKgRWU8KX
— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) May 26, 2022
We’re not here for threats from China. But thanks to their government for reminding us why our Second Amendment is so important.
The Chinese people need a Second Amendment of their own.