Marco Rubio with 'We should change the names of AR-15s to 'Marco Rubio' becaues they are so easy to buy' tweet

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Parkland survivor’s idea to rename AR-15s is a jab at Marco Rubio

She has a point.


David Covucci


Posted on Feb 23, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:52 pm CDT

A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 with an AR-15, has an ingenious idea to rename the weapon that’s the popular choice for many mass shooters.

Call them “Marco Rubio,” writes Sarah Chadwick, because they are “so easy to buy.”

The Florida senator has faced the brunt of Stoneman Douglas students’ ire in the wake of the shooting, as the massive donations he’s received from the NRA have been brought to the forefront again and again.

In a town hall hosted by CNN after the shooting, when asked directly if he would refuse NRA contributions going forward, Rubio said he supports anyone who wants to “buy into my agenda.”

H/T the Hill

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2018, 8:25 am CST