Weapons like the one I carried in Afghanistan have no place on our streets or in our schools—least of all in the hands of white nationalists. pic.twitter.com/h3pG9byF0o— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) August 6, 2019
Pete they shouldn't be in Afghanistan either.— Brian (@Lefty_Jew) August 6, 2019
Wait…what’s this now?
Hey mayo pete, killing brown people for not being American is also bad when you did it in Afghanistan— Kevin ❤️💜💙 YO, SHINJI! GET IN THE ROBOT! (@IAmKevinBates) August 6, 2019
I did NOT see that coming!
Hey dingus killing people outside of the US is bad too!— alicia (@nerdjpg) August 6, 2019
really leaning on the "killing people in other countries is fine, but doing it here is a tragedy" line huh— Ethan (@Telephile) August 6, 2019
They had no place in Afghanistan as well— Red Rose (@heyredrose) August 6, 2019
“if you wanna kill brown people you’ll just have to do it abroad” thanks man— atulya 🌹 (@Atulya_DL) August 6, 2019
"Mass murder is something that should only be done overseas."— ''The Macho Man'' Rand Paul's Neighbor (@neighbormania) August 6, 2019
Yeah! Tell em! Those guns belong on the streets of foreign countries, pointed at brown people! 👏— jiggawutt🍄 (@jiggawutt) August 6, 2019
STOP with your race baiting! We’re sick of politicians trying to get a civil war started. Enough is enough!— Time For Truth! (@rosalieofaustin) August 6, 2019
There were more traditional criticisms as well.
With all due respect to your military service….you did not carry an AR-15 semi automatic ranch rifle in the military…..no branch of the United States Military ever had, and never will.,.— Si_atsu_shi (@KerkerJohn) August 6, 2019
Correct. Unlike the M-16 or M4 Carbine, the AR-15 is a Semi Automatic. I discussed what that means in detail in a previous story.
An AR15 is nothing like what a communications guy in the air guard would carry overseas— Northern Mn White Guy (@angry_ande) August 6, 2019
Serious question—What’s a weapon of war Pete? A 1911 45 semi-auto handgun? Survival knife? Bolt action rifle? Or just semi-automatic “assault rifles” and how do you distinguish them from other semi-auto rifles?— Stating Reality (@Smg_Isaiah4031_) August 6, 2019
Weapons like the one you carried in Afghanistan are illegal to own in the US.— Curt Willis (@curt_willis) August 6, 2019
Ehhh. That’s not exactly true either, but for all intents and purposes it might as well be.
Uh people can’t legally have the ones you carried in Afghanistan Pete— Clay Counts (@ClayCounts21) August 6, 2019
If you are rich, live in the right state, have an impeccable record, and a very lenient sheriff you probably can own a gun like Mayor Pete claims to have used in Afghanistan; but it takes a lot of paperwork and most people can’t even afford one if they could qualify to own one. A Military grade M4 Carbine or M-16 will set you back about $30,000 – $40,000.
There is no record of any mass shooting in history involving an M-16 or an M-4 Carbine. While they look like an AR-15 they are completely different rifles.
Now as far as the people attacking Pete Buttigieg for serving his country in Afghanistan. I don’t know what to say man. You don’t want a military? Nobody wants war but you know come on. Are we supposed to throw rocks at the enemy or what?
Anyway crap like this is asinine, and if the Democratic party can’t figure out a way to unify and get over the silly stuff, they most assuredly will lose in 2020. If Trump gets elected the game is over folks.