According to right wing firebrand Tomi Lahren, the fact that people who want gun control don't know what the 'AR' in 'AR-15' stands for means they cannot demand gun control. She tweeted this breathlessly idiotic statement on twitter yesterday:
Lahren was then correctly raked over the coals by Twitter users who failed to understand why not having a military level knowledge of high powered assault rifles precluded them from asking for gun control:
Then, there was this stinging rebuke from a survivor of the Parkland massacre:
Following Lahren's logic, those who lose family members and friends by mass shootings only have a right to speak out about it if they understand the geeky terminology gun manufacturers use to name their weapons. This is what passes for intellectual conservatism in America -- a 25 year old loud mouth lecturing parents who have lost their children on gun nomenclature.
Conservatives like Lahren have attempted to reframe the debate on gun control in this disgusting way for decades now, and finally it appears the tactics are failing to work. The uprising in America's high schools may at long last tip the balance in favor of effective gun control that cannot be undone by right wing fear mongers.
Just don't expect these guys to do anything about it.