On Friday, Vice’s Twitter account tweeted out a previous Vice article from June 14, 2016, entitled, “A Very Incomplete List of People Gun Rights Activists Think Should Be Armed.”
The brief article is a lamentation of the belief of Second Amendment advocates, specifically “the NRA and other right-wing groups,” that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
The tweet (below) reads, “The NRA wants to put guns in the hands of: Schoolteachers, Preachers, Anyone who goes into a nightclub, Women …just to name a few.”
According to author Harry Cheadle – who evidently believes that women shouldn’t be afforded Constitutional protections or exercise our God-given human rights – “the goal [of 2A advocates] is to make sure everyone is prepared to engage in a shootout at all times.”
“And by everyone, I mean everyone,” he emphasized.
So, just who, exactly, does Vice believe should be considered prohibited from exercising his/her Second Amendment rights?
“Here is a surely incomplete list of people that gun rights activists believe should be packing heat. Once all of these categories of Americans are all carrying guns on them at all times, presumably we will finally be safe…”
The listed include (as worded the article), but are not limited to:
-Some people who commit domestic violence
-Every black person in America
-Pilots on planes
-People on the terrorist watch list
Yes, ladies, you read that right. A gun in the hand of a woman is as great a risk as possible terrorists. I can imagine Mr. Cheadle must be petrified at the sight of a woman behind the wheel of a car!
Yes, Mr. Cheadle is apparently quite fearful of women, Holocaust victims, and black Americans, among others.
Well, as you might expect, this didn’t go over too well on Twitter. Here are just a few of the (often snark-filled) reactions.
Considering how grope happy Vice staff have been proven to be of course the idea of armed women scares you.
— Grand Moff Kat of Imperial tomfoolery (@_Vs_The_World) February 23, 2018
2nd Amendment applies to WOMEN??? Big, if true…
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 23, 2018
This is dangerous territory… If you give women guns they'll want to vote and own land too.
— Joel (@BootlegBaptist) February 23, 2018
You do realize women like me served in the Military??…this stupidity of this is laughable
— Bama Cash (@CashBama) February 23, 2018
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Darn Republicans, trying to treat women equally.
— Richie Angel (@richkangel) February 23, 2018
And, in case you are wondering about my own response to Vice’s tweet… I joined the NRA.