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    When one social media user argued that people don’t need to own assault weaponry, another netizen inquired how else one could deal with a bunch of feral hogs charging into a yard where small kids are playing.

    The ongoing gun control debate in the United States, which was further fuelled by the two deadly mass shootings which rocked the country over weekend, has recently veered into meme territory online when one social media user brought forward a peculiar argument in defence of people’s right to own assault weapons.

    The whole thing apparently started when the user, William McNabb, inquired how a rural American is supposed to deal with “30-50 feral hogs” charging into their yard “within 3-5 mins” where their “small kids play,” directing this question to a person who argued that “you know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don’t need one.”

    ​And while one expert told the Guardian that large groups of feral hogs are “actually a huge problem” in rural parts of the South, McNabb’s tweet quickly elicited a barrage of mockery from amused netizens.

    One social media user painted a scene of a hypothetical feral hog assault like something straight out of a movie about Vietnam War.

    ​Others just made fun of the image evoked by McNabb’s words.

    And yet others offered McNabb some advice on how to deal with a possible hog problem.

    At least 20 people were killed and 26 more wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Walmart in the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday evening.

    Less than 24 hours later, a gunman killed nine people and wounded 27 others in a separate shooting in Dayton, Ohio.


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