The Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden fired off a tweet Tuesday about guns that is sure to upset gun control activists across the nation.
“Eight killed and 29 people shot in Chicago over the weekend,” he tweeted. “They need stricter gun laws.”
Eight killed and 29 people shot in Chicago over the weekend. They need stricter gun laws.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) May 29, 2018
O’Neill has been pretty outspoken about gun laws in the past. As a highly trained military operator who knows his way around almost every gun around, O’Neill is often hailed as a gun and Second Amendment expert in 2018. (RELATED: SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Defends The Second Amendment)
But that didn’t stop twitter users from sounding off and criticizing the SEAL anyway.
Many wrote his statement off as an NRA talking point.
Ok Robert – last time. Please pay attention. Chicago is an hour’s drive from three of the most liberal gun law states in the U.S. – Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. Time to retire this NRA-inspired line of nonsense. Please be smarter.
— Billy B (@WJB1123) May 29, 2018
OMG this often recited NRA talking point is so OLD! You realize the bordering states have very loose gun laws?
— Sara ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@g33kgurli) May 29, 2018
It’s important to remember that by nature, criminals do not follow the law.