Former president Barack Obama received massive pushback on Twitter after he called for more gun control on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Obama’s call for more gun control came amid his calls to support Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety.
Twitter user @TXGunRights fired back at Obama and his call for gun control, posting:
“Man who drone bombed American citizens, weddings, funerals, and schools lectures on gun violence.”
Another Twitter user posted a photo of an Obama skeet shooting that had been photo-shopped to add an adjustable rear stock to the firearm and a detachable magazine.
Twitter user @KCPayTreeIt pointed to Joe Biden, referring to him as Obama’s “guy,” and asked Obama to stop talking about “gun violence” when Biden left stockpiles of weaponry in Afghanistan which were seized by the Taliban while leaving the Southern border unsecured.
Another Twitter user highlighted the gun violence in Obama’s hometown of Chicago.
“How come we NEVER hear you talk about the gun violence in your hometown Chicago? Just this past weekend, 50+ people were shot, 11 killed, and not a word from you about it. Never a word about black-on-black crime,” the user wrote.
Conservative Twitter account, Mostly Peaceful Memes, echoed the same:
“Remember when you were president for 8 years and did nothing to fix the violence in places like your home town of Chicago. That was hilarious.”
Other users posted photos of deceased Border Patrol agent Brian Terry while highlighting the Obama-era operation, Fast and Furious, in which more than 2,000 guns were smuggled into Mexico.
Agent Terry was killed on duty on December 14, 2010, and two Operation Fast and Furious rifles were found at the scene where Terry was killed.