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“Remember. Ukraine gave up their nukes in exchange for promises of security,” the conspiracy theorist tweeted, referencing the country’s nuclear disarmament following the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“We see how that turned out,” the Donald Trump-adoring gun lover added. “This is why we must NEVER give up our guns to any government.”
Ukraine gave up their nukes in exchange for promises of security.
We see how that turned out.
This is why we must NEVER give up our guns to any government.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 7, 2022
Critics thought Boebert’s comparison of firearms with nuclear weapons was just too much:
Guns don't equal nukes!
— Phyllis Jackson (PJ) (@mngalal) March 7, 2022
Oh my God, how are you not getting this? Two totally separate things. It’s like comparing apples to a dragon.
— Kerri Palm (@KerriPalm) March 7, 2022
Does that mean we’re all getting nukes?
We can pile them on a bookshelf behind us in Zoom conferences. Pose with them in Christmas photos. Have shirts that say, “Over my radioactive body.”
— Greg with ✌️ Gs (@GMarty_88) March 7, 2022
Comparing rifles to nukes is an extreme comparison considering that fact individuals can’t just walk into their local Walmart or bass pro shop and purchase a nuclear weapon.
— Mushy Sparrow (@Mushy_Sparrow) March 7, 2022
What a thoughtful spin!🤪
— Dolores Ponce (@LolaOnThePath) March 7, 2022
Guns and nukes are 2 different things.
— Sharon Blum (@dueblum49) March 7, 2022
Wow, thanks for that profound gem
— Laylasmom (@s_laylasmom) March 7, 2022
Because guns and nukes are so much alike. Got it.
— Chuck Clarke (@ChuckinTucson) March 7, 2022
Here we go with the "they're after our guns" rant. Is there a list?
— Robin Bannks (@RobinBannks) March 7, 2022
Excellent argument for a 5th grader.
— John Loewen (@logitechor) March 7, 2022
Yes, these are the same thing 🙄
— Biltong Baggins (@hanksportster) March 7, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.