*Editor’s Note: The original headline was incorrect. This post has been modified to show correct headline.
In Obama’s world, it’s easier – and cheaper – for kids to get guns than it is to get a book.
This nugget came from the President’s appearance on CNN’s “Guns in America” town hall on Thursday, in which he, not surprisingly, pushed his anti-gun agenda while throwing facts to the wind.
“There are neighborhoods around the country where it is easier for a 12- or 13-year-old to purchase a gun, and cheaper than it is for them to get a book,” Obama said.
Reaction on social media was swift and direct.
Obama just said guns are cheaper and more available than books. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) January 8, 2016
Obama just said there are neighborhoods in America where it is easier to buy a gun than a book. That is a preposterous lie.
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) January 8, 2016
Typo fixed. Obama: it’s cheaper for kids to buy a gun than a book pic.twitter.com/xJI1sE3jm1
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) January 8, 2016
Right. He said it with a straight face too. https://t.co/SzIlj5VIGD
— Lawrence B.Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) January 8, 2016
Guns are cheaper & more available than books?Takes a dedicated level of stupid to believe the BS that comes out of his mouth #GunsInAmerica
— Mike K (@MJKrause) January 8, 2016
If you’re genuinely stupid enough to believe guns are cheaper and easier to buy than books, trade me a gun for any bestseller on Amazon.
— Huxley’s Ghost (@AF632) January 8, 2016
— Trump or Bust! (@Centaur6D) January 8, 2016
— john (@fourgiven93) January 8, 2016
@DLoesch how does a 12 or 13 told buy a gun? He is delusional.
— Hank Jespersen (@jhjespers) January 8, 2016
And this simple comment:
“Guns are cheaper and easier than to get a book.” That is pure and total HORSE SHIT. #GunsInAmerica
— sjsturkie (@sjsturkie) January 8, 2016