Hand grenades are no different than assault weapons, according to Karen Hinton, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's press secretary.
You can't buy a hand grenade at Wal-mart. Why can you buy an assault weapon? There is no difference. https://t.co/FOO9xGNsUx— Karen Hinton (@KarenHinton) December 5, 2015
Less than 30 minutes after Hinton's tweet hit the web, the internet responded with mostly mockery and derision.
@KarenHinton After all, they're all splodey things that scare me.— Charlie Martin (@chasrmartin) December 5, 2015
@KarenHinton Dumb. Try again.— Dang (@MisterDang) December 5, 2015
@KarenHinton@johnasbury wal-mart doesn't sell assault weapons. So you can't buy either one there.— Bryan Cohen (@bryancohen1) December 5, 2015
@KarenHinton If you don't know the difference you definitely shouldn't buy either one. You'll shoot your eye out.— Rick Moore (@RickMoore) December 5, 2015
@KarenHinton@johnasbury obviously someone who's never bought a weapon of any kind. It's not like buying a pair of shoes— CzechChick (@czechchick76) December 5, 2015
@KarenHinton@johnasbury Right, and there is no difference between a moderate and radical muslim either.— Wayne Mitchell (@Agent_711) December 5, 2015
@KarenHinton Once upon a time, Rudy was the Mayor of NYC. He didn't surround himself with people this stupid. Poor NYC.— Joe (@JoeFL65) December 5, 2015
At time of publication, there did not appear to be any positive responses to Hinton's tweet.
On Friday, de Blasio issued a press release calling for all city and government pension funds to divest from companies that make assault weapons.
"Today I call on all government pension funds in New York City and across the country to divest immediately from funds that include assault weapon manufacturers, such as the Freedom Group that made the assault weapon used in the Sandy Hook massacre. Any private equity fund investing in these companies should stop immediately," he said.
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