S.E. Cupp Lambasted After Saying Guns Are Good For Economy: ‘I’ll Take Lives Over Jobs’
Conservative HLN host S.E. Cupp is under fire from gun control activists after saying the gun industry has created thousands of jobs in the last five years.
“The firearms industry has created 91,000 jobs over the past 5 years. That’s people, not profits,” Cupp tweeted Friday night, quoting a separate tweet from the gun control advocacy group EveryTown USA in which it praised Dick’s Sporting Goods for no longer selling certain types of firearms.
The firearms industry has created 91,000 jobs over the past 5 years. That’s people, not profits. https://t.co/zUMd6wWY0r
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) May 12, 2018
Cupp’s tweet was met with a wave of liberal backlash on Twitter:
150,000 people died firearm-related deaths over the past 5 years. But yeah, "jobs." https://t.co/tgQEJyuIDO
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) May 12, 2018
About 170,000 Americans killed by guns in the same period. https://t.co/SWS8D3PpcX
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 12, 2018
And that’s not counting the jobs the firearms industry helped create in ERs and funeral homes and for therapists who specialize in trauma. Think of all the toddler-sized caskets they helped move last year! #jobs #fucktheNRA https://t.co/qHqMInUAdK
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) May 12, 2018
And not to mention…
Conservatives: Let the free market work. Let businesses respond to consumer demands. Decisions on social issues will come from that.
Business: Yeah, dangerous weapons are dangerous. The market has spoken. No more.
Conservatives: WAIT NOT LIKE THAT https://t.co/gIgEjP0UAC
— Charlotte Clymer?️? (@cmclymer) May 12, 2018
that doesn't even come close to covering number of Americans killed by guns in last 5 yrs https://t.co/gzqKcmpN4C
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) May 12, 2018
Man do we really want world peace? What happens to all those military jobs. Think, people https://t.co/xw33011tSn
— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) May 12, 2018
ill take lives over jobs https://t.co/Fn0zjDOZbS
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 12, 2018
I’m guessing many of those jobs include companies and people who offer the service to come in and clean up the bloody aftermath of 150,000 homicide, suicide and accidental death scenes that have happened over the past 5 years. https://t.co/0vZPj5LzRy
— J.D. Evermore (@jd_evermore) May 12, 2018
— Mitchell Fink (@themitchellfink) May 12, 2018
Yea, but think of the people on the factory line where that electric chair was built! https://t.co/xtSqBKxrNg
— Dan Riffle (@DanRiffle) May 12, 2018
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