It appears some conservative gun owners are pointing loaded guns at their crotches in an attempt to “trigger liberals” as part of a dangerous online trend.
Now these MAGA dolts are pointing guns at their dicks with the safeties off and their fingers on the trigger to own the libs. I fucking hate it here. pic.twitter.com/O1vVUldLn5
— Dylan (@dyllyp) May 25, 2020
Photos showing men posing with guns in their laps with their fingers on the trigger have gone viral this weekend, with many social media users mocking the dangerous stunt.
In one disturbing video, a man can be seen loading his weapon before pointing it at his crotch while putting his finger on the trigger.
Concealed Nation notes that they’ve “seen a rash” of similar posts in their online group, and “all involved received a permanent ban. It comes down to safety, and those actions break many rules.”
“A message to the world: These gun owners do not represent us,” the site wrote.
NY Daily News columnist Brandon Friedman highlighted the disturbing trend on Twitter last week, sharing a Facebook post by Nic Price who wrote: “To own the libs, gun owners are now pointing guns at their crotches to prove they won’t blow their balls off. Update: apparently this has been going on for over a year, and it’s actually to upset people who think trigger discipline is important.”
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) May 19, 2020
Elizabeth Spiers, former editor-in-chief of The New York Observer, tweeted: “owning the libs by… performatively threatening to voluntarily do the thing with the consequence they’re most afraid of?”
owning the libs by… performatively threatening to voluntarily do the thing with the consequence they’re most afraid of? https://t.co/eOwF6JvaEM
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) May 26, 2020
“Many mocked the dangerous trend, with one Twitter user writing: ‘Darwinism in action,’ ” the site noted.
Darwinism in action.
— Luke (@LukeDobson) May 25, 2020
The cats face says it all 😂 pic.twitter.com/VKCVzZMt0K
— Jacob Fleming (@jacob_fleming65) May 25, 2020
— ken (@K_D_Campbell) May 25, 2020
I’m still not owned.
I won’t be owned until they actually pull the trigger.
Then, total ownage.
— Brian Cutter fan account (@RealBrianCutter) May 25, 2020