Let it be known – when two mass shootings occur within 13 hours of each other, resulting in the death of 31 people, literally no one will care about your ‘feral hog’ problem. Or, they’ll turn you into a meme. We are living in 2019, after all.
After mass shootings occurred in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio earlier this week, a social media storm surrounding gun laws erupted.
While there were plenty of people pushing for reform, there was one guy who just couldn’t get past how gun laws would affect his ‘feral hog’ predicament.
Country musician Jason Isbell posted a tweet advocating for the control of assault rifles, and William McNabb (the guy with the hog prob) responded: “Legit question for rural Americans – How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?”
Cue the crickets.
McNabb’s question was not only savagely roasted by Twitter users, but birthed a fresh batch hog-related memes, and – let’s be honest – represented the *literal* mental breakdown of those trying to push for real change.
The subject of the hog memes has since taken to Twitter to explain his comment. “Getting ‘roasted’ means nothing to me – if people want to have a real debate about guns – these are real issues that exist.”
They are real issues, and while the thought of ‘30-50 feral hogs’ guarantees a chuckle, making sure that these tragic events never happen again needs to be the number one priority.