Conservative gun owners are reportedly pointing loaded guns at their crotches in an attempt to “trigger liberals,” reports The Guardians.
Now these MAGA dolts are pointing guns at their dicks with the safeties off and their fingers on the trigger to own the libs. I fucking hate it here. pic.twitter.com/O1vVUldLn5
— Dylan (@dyllyp) May 25, 2020
Photos and videos showing men posing with guns in their laps with their fingers on the trigger have gone viral this weekend, with many Twitter users mocking the dangerous stunt.
Concealed Nation notes that they’ve “seen a rash” of similar posts in their online group, and “all involved received a permanent ban. It comes down to safety, and those actions break many rules.”
NY Daily News columnist Brandon Friedman highlighted the disturbing trend on Twitter last week, sharing a Facebook post by Nic Price who wrote: “To own the libs, gun owners are now pointing guns at their crotches to prove they won’t blow their balls off. Update: apparently this has been going on for over a year, and it’s actually to upset people who think trigger discipline is important.”
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) May 19, 2020
Elizabeth Spiers, former editor-in-chief of The New York Observer, tweeted: “owning the libs by… performatively threatening to voluntarily do the thing with the consequence they’re most afraid of?”
owning the libs by… performatively threatening to voluntarily do the thing with the consequence they're most afraid of? https://t.co/eOwF6JvaEM
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) May 26, 2020
Many mocked the dangerous trend, with one Twitter user writing: “Darwinism in action.”
Darwinism in action.
— Luke (@LukeDobson) May 25, 2020
The cats face says it all 😂 pic.twitter.com/VKCVzZMt0K
— Jacob Fleming (@jacob_fleming65) May 25, 2020
— ken (@K_D_Campbell) May 25, 2020
I'm still not owned.
I won't be owned until they actually pull the trigger.
Then, total ownage.
— Brian Cutter fan account (@RealBrianCutter) May 25, 2020
— Zap “Action” Robs-dower (@RobuShiro) May 19, 2020
How do we get Trump to retweet w/his support?
"What have you got to lose?"
— Claudia O'Keeffe (@cyokeeffe) May 26, 2020