Following the release of a video by CBS claiming that a reporter purchased an AR-15 assault rifle in only 15 minutes, Twitter users created a new meme to ridicule the liberally biased video.
The video became extremely popular among liberal media publications who quickly jumped on the story and aggregated it across multiple websites, repeating the standard leftist rhetoric in relation to gun control. Social media users, however, found the story hilarious and began tweeting their own versions.
It took me 15 minutes to walk into Walmart and back out with this AR-15. Didn't even ask for ID. Amazing pic.twitter.com/a6RpzqRr7a
— Cute Boy Enthusiast (@Bukakiddy) June 21, 2016
It only took me 15 minutes to walk into a store and buy this AR-15.
— SgtYoda (@Sgt_Yoda) June 21, 2016
It only took me 15 minutes to walk into a store and buy this AR-15. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/zhnEsEVCv6
— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) June 21, 2016
Just bought this AR-15 in 15 minutes and people still think America doesn't have a gun problem pic.twitter.com/oIrAp3tiTH
— Chris Howard (@Chrishowrad) June 21, 2016
it only took me 15 minutes to go into mcdonalds and order this McAR-15 extra value handgunburger meal pic.twitter.com/gy2krhBOn1
— purr (@prisonhaircut) June 22, 2016
This is just another example of how younger conservatives, particularly those in the alt-right, have used satire, comedy and memes to poke fun at liberal viewpoints. A perfect example of this is Reddits /r/The_Donald, which is regularly compromised almost entirely of memes relating to Trump and Clinton.
CBS probably aren’t laughing, particularly as it appears that in filming their gun control segment, they may have violated a federal law. According to CBS, the rifle that they purchased was transferred to a federally licensed firearms dealer and weapons instructor shortly after purchasing it, an act specifically stated as prohibited on background check forms.
Ryan Lamke, the manager of the store that CBS purchased the rifle from said “Due to the information provided in the CBS News report filed today, I suspect Ms. Reid committed a straw purchase and procurement of a firearm under false pretenses.”
Lucas Nolan is a Journalism and Media student at Dublin Business School and a regular contributor to Breitbart Tech. He can be contacted via Twitter here: @LucasNolan_