Paul on Wednesday shared this picture of himself on Twitter, writing: “Just looking at all the guns @joebiden is going to try to ban…”
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 8, 2021
Critics accused Paul of fearmongering over Biden’s bid to ban assault-style weapons, saying few of the weapons on display would actually be prohibited.
Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg slammed Paul’s message, tweeting: “God forbid someone like the 19 year old who shot 34 of my classmates and administrators killing 17 not be able to get an AR-15.”
Comedians Michael Ian Black and Samantha Bee also chimed in:
Your underwear is riding up your butt. https://t.co/Hc2n8NY17P
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 9, 2021
Are those the same guns Obama took away? Oh that's right... https://t.co/3KuUD2xG42
— Bluepool (@BadgerStew) September 9, 2021
God forbid someone like the 19 year old who shot 34 of my classmates and administrators killing 17 not be able to get an AR-15.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 9, 2021
tfw ur doing everything in your power to become a meme https://t.co/HHO2fP3Z4V
— Andrew Couts (@AndrewCouts) September 8, 2021
I'm just glad we can't see what's going on up front 😳😳
— JJ (@jnjandsix) September 9, 2021
Do these idiots ever get tired of lying about culture war bullshit? Moderate gun regulations that will still leave hundreds of millions of guns in America is hardly a "ban" and of course Rand Paul knows that. https://t.co/ep00unGWWt
— Secular Talk🎙 (@KyleKulinski) September 8, 2021
This looks like a Norman Glockwell painting https://t.co/7Nr52AlIX6
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) September 9, 2021
I'm just a guy standing in front of a gun asking it to love him. pic.twitter.com/85kzjUK1Il
— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 10, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.