After the mass shooting on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed and 17 more were wounded, Dick’s Sporting Goods didn't wait for Congress to take action. They stepped up and made necessary changes to their own policy on selling guns. The changes included stopping all sales of all assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines, as well as raising the age to 21 for all gun purchases in its stores.
Some folks don't like that.
One Twitter user, who goes by the name “chris #WeThePeople #LOCK THEM ALL UP”, is all kinds of pissed off and he want the world to know it. In a message posted on Twitter he tried to compare buying guns with baking wedding cakes.
Yeah, you read that correctly.
Chris certainly got attention, but it might not have been the kind he was seeking.
Twitter came at him hard.
I mean those things aren’t at all alike in ways that are so obvious it’s almost difficult to explain.— Gavin Speiller (@gavinspeiller) February 28, 2018
About the same reason we don’t sell alcohol to people under the age of 21... because it’s the law of personal safety. The same idea should go to automatic rifles. Do you really think your personal safety is at risk when you bake a cake for a gay couple?— Matthew Repka (@mrepka7) February 28, 2018
One person actually took the time to explain why the two examples were not comparable.
Chris still wasn't having any of it and came back with this head scratching piece of logic.
Federal law 18, Dicks is 21 no discrimination there. 🤔— chris #WeThePeople #LOCK THEM ALL UP (@chevyayers) February 28, 2018
Same generation eating Tide pods, trying to reconstruct the 2nd amendment 😂😂😂😂😂
Others jumped in to try and assist Dave in getting through to Chris.
Also, unless the gay couple plans on murdering people with the cake, I don’t see the equivalence. I can’t recall the last time we had a mass murder in this country where the weapon of choice was a wedding cake at a gay wedding.— Ana Ω 🗽🌊 (@AnaSolitaria7) February 28, 2018
You said it better than me. This is often a misconception like the first amendment has its limits within the private sector. It is meant to ensure that the federal gov doesn’t prevent your speech. So if YouTube want to cance u for your content they can.— Cadet BS (@realDotarTrump) February 28, 2018
Age and sexual orientation are two completely different things... everyone turns 21 but not everyone is gay. Can't be compared— Deathless (@smeefcentral) March 1, 2018
In the end, people gave up on Chris and his twisted logic.
Oh good. Another dumbshit misusing "unconstitutional" please, enlighten us on how not being able to buy whatever you want violates the constitution— LucieAubrac (@stbridget77) February 28, 2018
Long answer: It's not unconstitutional; Dick's has the right to stop selling AR15s -- and also, NOBODY dies if you bake a cake for a gay couple, much less if you bring a cake for a gay couple to school. Your argument is fucked.— space runaway idiot (@Mainblaggery) March 2, 2018
Tl;dr: Because you're fucking stupid, that's why.
American Pussy Riot took issued with Chris's claim about the younger generation eating Tide Pods.
The lesson here: Don't argue with the Chris's of the world, go vote instead.