Gun purchases always go up when a Democratic president starts talking about bans and confiscation — it’s why President Barack Obama was unofficially named “gun salesman of the year.” And the talk about bans and confiscation usually follows a tragedy like the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. But then there are those who have a change of heart and decide they no longer want the AR-15 they once purchased. After seeing a spate of videos in 2018 of people sawing their AR-15s in half, we’ve now seen a man smashing his AR-15 with a hammer “as instructed by his local police.” And voice actress Tara Strong had a good idea: Have President Joe Biden “try” a national AR-15 buyback and then send all the AR-15s to Ukraine.
CNN managed to find a self-proclaimed “NRA Republican” who’s seen the light after the Uvalde shooting and now questions why he ever owned an AR-15. So was this guy one of those “gun nuts” who was compensating for a small penis last week but this week is being interviewed on CNN by Poppy Harlow? He apparently “donated” his AR-15 to the police department so they can kill people with it.
Richard Small is a self proclaimed “NRA Republican” and long-time gun owner who says the Uvalde, Texas, shooting made him question why he owned an AR-15-style gun. Watch his conversation with @PoppyHarlowCNN https://t.co/pAZJCGs8jZ
— CNN (@CNN) June 1, 2022
Oh boy, one person. Congrats.
— Brian (@Kosh800) June 1, 2022
He doesn’t have to own one, and he shouldn’t decide who can.
— Dr. JCash (@JMCash90) June 1, 2022
Was he going to shoot people with it?
— 6toe (@6toe2) June 1, 2022
I wish she would have asked him where or when he had ever fired it.
— M A Young🌻🇺🇦 (@Marissa4Young) June 1, 2022
So he doesn’t trust himself with it? Thinks owning might lead him to commit a horrific crime with it?
— mp1022 (@frank_devoe) June 1, 2022
So, does he thinking he’s mentally unstable and capable of using a firearm illegally? Seems more logical than being scared of a firearm that is an inanimate object that can’t do anything without humans.
— 弱旅 (@_underdog_) June 1, 2022
The ONLY reason to question why you should own an AR-15, is because you may not be able to stop yourself from doing bad things with it. If you are going to be a responsible gun owner, that inanimate object will never become a weapon against the innocent.
— High Toby (highway robbery on horse back) (@TobyShane78) June 1, 2022
Wouldn’t locking it up in your gun safe keep it from being used to kill? Or does the AR-15 also emit signals that trigger homicidal impulses and you can’t be trusted with one in your house?
Dick Small? That’s what they came up with?
— Ryan (@LikesBikes432) June 1, 2022
You’re such a conspiracy theorist, UF. No media orgs just make up a person and name to push their current narratives. They totally organically found a gun person named Dick Small. https://t.co/rGNi1mclM4
— Upstate Federalist (@upstatefederlst) June 1, 2022
— SC IslandTime (@OffshoreJoe) June 1, 2022
Made me question it as well. And I decided, since the police no longer protect citizens, we need more AR 15s.
Seeing crowds of people burn cities down
Watching the police stand down to rioters
Seeing police allow autonomous zones…
— Tennessee_Texan (@TexanTennessee) June 1, 2022
Any chance you’ll do a story about how having mass shooters among us actually compels law-abiding people to arm themselves?
— Kevin Tolbert (@KevinPTolbert) June 1, 2022
Maybe you should interview women who aren’t Republicans that refuse to give up our semi-automatic rifles due to the actions of psychopaths
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) June 1, 2022
Him owning a gun or not will make zero difference in mass shootings. Just logic.
— Maya N (@Umightwant2know) June 1, 2022
I’m going to get rid of something there’s no danger of me using in an illegal manner. Look at me!
— Insightful Bachelor (@Racerx1166) June 1, 2022
This seems like an odd news story. What is the “news” part?
— Brad Clark (@bradrclark) June 1, 2022
The news is that this guy is an outlier who filled CNN’s narrative.
Here’s a man destroying his AR-15 with a hammer ‘as instructed by his local police’ https://t.co/X7ZcuZW3nK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 30, 2022