When you go to a memorial service honoring five police officers that were slain in the line of duty, the thing you don’t do is push your agenda to everyone in attendance, be it in the room or online.
But then again, this is Obama, who has never seen a stage he couldn’t preach on.
I hate the fact that I knew he was going to say something inappropriate upon getting up on that stage, long before he got on it, and I knew that thing was going to revolve around gun control somehow.
Sure enough, Obama delivered a line, but it wasn’t just any line. It was an incredibly out of this world, mind numbingly stupid line.
Right in the middle of talking about what’s wrong with America, Obama hands this gem to us:
“It’s easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.”
Yup. He said that. You can watch him say it here.
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 12, 2016
Gee, I can’t count the number of times I’ve gone down to the Barnes and Nobel, found the book I wanted, then had to go through a NICS background check, and a 10 day waiting period before I could actually have the book.
I mean it’s not like we’re going into the grocery store and tripping over guns, as one Fox News “expert” would like us to believe. Guns are not only expensive, they require certain processes be carried out before purchase, and even more complications if you live in certain states. Do you know how hard it is to hand a book to a kid? Not that hard, because they’re freakin’ everywhere. I’ve got at least 3 propping up a lamp, and a couple tucked into a nook that I thought looked empty, as we speak.
Yes, people have so many books that they use them for decoration reasons.
The insanely ridiculous comment, as stupid as it was, did prompt fun tweets. Like this one from SMOD, who will be getting my vote, especially after today.
I don’t think I’ll be able to impact w/o rupturing the thick layer of Glocks covering Earth’s continental crust. pic.twitter.com/KUVWRjV75A
— Sweet Meteor O’Death (@smod2016) July 12, 2016
It even started a fun hashtag, #GlockABook.
Eat, Pray, Glock #GlockABook
— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) July 12, 2016
One Glock, Two Glock. Red Glock, Blue Glock. #GlockABook
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 12, 2016
— Vanessa (@NessaAdelaide) July 12, 2016
A Glockwork Orange #GlockABook
— tɛʀʀѳʀ Բѳʀɱiɳg cɑɓɑʆ (@hashdragg) July 12, 2016
If You Give a Mouse a Glock #GlockABook
— Ryan T. Rasmussen (@rytras) July 12, 2016
The mockery is well deserved. Pushing your agenda at a memorial with a flat out lie should result in nothing short of a shame walk through downtown King’s Landing, but this will do in the meantime.