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Rep. Steve King gets wrecked by Twitter over absurd gun control stance

This is a lazy correlation.

 

David Covucci

IRL

Published Mar 28, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 8:19 pm CDT

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is one of the more bombastic and vitriolic members of Congress, with a history of pushing the envelope on what race-baiting things one can say while still serving in the federal government. So naturally, when he does a bad tweet, people love to dunk on it and him.

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Here’s King with the tired argument that somehow the age one can vote and the age one can own a gun should have any correlation.

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To debunk King’s correlation: Teenagers don’t believe that they, specifically, are too irresponsible to own a gun, they simply believe that if every teenager was restricted from owning a gun it would create a safer society.

Which is something the U.S. already did with handguns.

Also, that owning a gun, and having a say in the whole host of matters relating to the society you live in, are two different things.

Naturally, the tweet got ratioed to hell.

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https://twitter.com/ItsMeCathi/status/978495584700125184

  • But if you want the argument debunked by basic logic/science, there’s also this:
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There you have it.

H/T Huffington Post

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*First Published: Mar 28, 2018, 1:52 pm CDT