The debate over firearms in America heated up over the weekend as the AR-15 trended nationwide on Twitter.
The discussion followed a tweet by the National Rifle Association praising the firearms platform, which are widely referred to as assault rifles.
"The AR-15 is the modern day musket," the NRA tweeted. "An everyday gun for everyday citizens."
David Hogg, who co-founded "A March for Our Lives" after surviving a mass shooting at his high school in Parkland, Florida was one of man people who slammed the NRA.
6 minutes 20 seconds Is all it took for the shooter at my high school to fire over 100 rounds from his AR-15 to sho… https://t.co/pupRTKhrxn— David Hogg 📢 (@David Hogg 📢) 1594580115.0
Here's some of what others were saying about the NRA:
@NRA The AR-15 is the modern weapon of choice for mass murders. It was used to kill my daughter and 16 others in s… https://t.co/e4C8LmDR6Y— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1594517457.0
@NRA A little early in the summer for you guys to start with the Back to School ads.— Ryan Searles (@Ryan Searles) 1594530585.0
@AshaRangappa_ @NRA Yep. Aircraft carriers are just modern day canoes.— Traitor Tots (@Traitor Tots) 1594586713.0
@NRA A "musket," by definition, is not a "rifle." Muskets also fire exactly one round before you have to reload th… https://t.co/n4GTXlKaco— Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈 (@Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈) 1594521455.0
@NRA My niece should turn 17 this Monday. Thanks to your AR-15, she is forever 14. @nra, your day of reckoning is coming. @fred_guttenberg— Abbie Guttenberg Youkilis (@Abbie Guttenberg Youkilis) 1594516724.0
@NRA The AR-15 is the most advanced penis replacement system on the market. https://t.co/Hqa9vpc1xC— Christopher A Blaine (@Christopher A Blaine) 1594578739.0
The max amount of rounds a musket can fire in one min is about 4, depending on the shooter. An AR-15 can fire 4 rou… https://t.co/IRXyEnnDiJ— Danny (@Danny) 1594579618.0
If you truly believe that an AR-15 should be easier to get than an abortion, you’re not as pro-life as you pretend to be.— David Leavitt (@David Leavitt) 1594599278.0
@NRA do you have any idea just how unhinged you sound— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1594580323.0
@NRA If only these babies had lived. They might have agreed with you. But they didn't. They died. They don't agre… https://t.co/qDv7QqLaK5— My Masked Gay Nerves (@My Masked Gay Nerves) 1594502786.0
MUSKET: The quickest it could be reloaded was 20 seconds. AR-15: In 20 seconds, using an AR-15, Stephen Paddock, t… https://t.co/YP1y2AK2Cr— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers) 1594581355.0