Gun control groups like Newtown Action Alliance normally argue that “assault weapons” like AR-15s should be banned to keep our kids safe. However, American Progress was among those groups glued to the January 6 select committee’s final hearing Monday and took the committee’s word for it that President Donald Trump knowingly sent an armed mob to the Capitol. For an armed mob, they weren’t very well armed, we have to say. But imagine if they had been armed with AR-15s — we wouldn’t be living in a democracy today.
Trump and MAGA Republicans knowingly sent an armed mob to the Capitol—extremist groups took Trump’s words as a call to action. pic.twitter.com/17CA2B58Sf
— CAP Action (@CAPAction) December 19, 2022
Domestic terrorists are the #1 threat to our nation & they are heavily armed with weapons of war. @SenSchumer should schedule a vote ban assault weapons to keep Congress safe. If the insurrectionists were armed with AR15s, we would not be living in a democratic nation right now. https://t.co/4Cln1CcMfn
— Newtown Action Alliance (@NewtownAction) December 20, 2022
— GaryLaserFren (@GaryLaserFren) December 20, 2022
Ask yourself this: if it’s true that, had those at the capital been armed with AR15s, the most commonly owned gun in the US, they would have succeeded, why weren’t they armed? What might you be missing?
— NavyDigi (@NavyDigi) December 20, 2022
What an odd endorsement of AR15s
— Josh (@TheJoshRush) December 20, 2022
If 100 people with AR-15s could bring down the government with the most powerful military in history, every person in charge, from Congress, the President, and the military need to resign and be replaced with people who are competent. Incl @SenSchumer
— Tom in FL (@thomasa56) December 20, 2022
We’ve been assured by no less than President Biden that if looney right-wingers want to take on the government, they’ll need F-15s and maybe even a nuclear weapon … AR-15s are no good against the U.S. military.
Guarantee most the “insurrectionists” have guns at home and they did not bring them so your argument is invalid.
— Ash (@Ash76213174) December 20, 2022
You honestly think the people who entered the Capitol did not have guns at home? They chose not the bring their weapons 🤷🏽♀️ Ashli Babbitt was the only person who was shot and killed at the Capitol on January 6th 🤷🏽♀️
— Chris (@MarriedMilitary) December 20, 2022
With a handgun.
Just trying to throw everything and the wall in hopes something, anything, sticks.
— Entropy Generator (@ENTROPYGNRTR) December 20, 2022
Anti-gunners: “AR15’s can topple a government.”
Also anti-gunners: “AR15’s are useless against the military.”
— Hurling invectives (@KurtSchatzl) December 20, 2022
Is it just a single person that runs this account or do you actually have a team that meets every day for standup to pitch the lies that you will be posting? If it is a team, I suggest you add some QA people to fact check yourselves before clicking that button.
— Deplorable Nicholas (@ex0rientelux) December 20, 2022
“Domestic terrorists are #1 threat to our nation.” Oh for the love of God. Inflation, pending recession, booming interest rates, housing costs, reckless spending, open border, unvetted millions walking into America, violent crime, revolving door criminal system. Should I go on?
— timothy kearns (@Arizona_TK21) December 20, 2022
You’re a domestic terrorist organization.
— Don’t Red Flag Me Bro (@RedFlagTraining) December 20, 2022
Yeah, I don’t trust the FBI either.
— Ricky Ticky Bobbywobbins (@Thomas__Van) December 20, 2022
So Chuck Schumer should pass an unconstitutional law banning AR-15s in order to keep Congress safe from further “insurrections”?
Joe Biden tells those ‘brave right-wing Americans’ (again) they’ll need an F-15 to take on the government https://t.co/Ewawv9K8hW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 30, 2022