'Culture war BS': Rand Paul's gun wall tweet backfires when Twitter flips the script on him

'Culture war BS': Rand Paul's gun wall tweet backfires when Twitter flips the script on him
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking with attendees at the 2015 Iowa Growth & Opportunity Party at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, Gage Skidmore
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) found himself at the center of a Twitter storm almost immediately after tweeting a seemingly odd photo of himself at a gun shop.

While he attempted to throw a subliminal jab at President Joe Biden, Twitter users began throwing not-so-subliminal jabs at him. On Thursday, September 9, the Republican lawmaker took to Twitter with the photo of himself and a caption that read: "Just looking at all the guns @joebiden is going to try to ban…"

It didn't take long for opposing Twitter users to fire back. One in particular was Parkland, Fla., mass shooting survivor David Hogg.

Hitting back at Paul, he tweeted, "God forbid someone like the 19 year old who shot 34 of my classmates and administrators killing 17 not be able to get an AR-15."

Other users also joined in:

For years now, Republicans have expressed concern about Democrats taking guns away but the truth is, it has typically been the other way around with Republican administration's being responsible for stipulations on firearms. In fact, former President Donald Trump's administration imposed the ban on bump stocks back in 2018.

At the time, the Republican-led administration released information about the newly-implemented regulation.

"With limited exceptions, the Gun Control Act, as amended, makes it unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machine-gun unless it was lawfully possessed prior to the effective date of the statute," the new regulation states. "The bump-stock-type devices covered by this final rule were not in existence prior to the effective date of the statute, and therefore will be prohibited when this rule becomes effective."

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