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Jeb Bush fires a shot at Twitter and Twitter blasts back

A handgun given to Jeb Bush


A handgun given to Jeb Bush



Jeb Bush found a way to stir up Twitter.

By posting a photo of a handgun with the caption, "America." 

He had gotten it earlier during a tour of FN Manufacturing, a major firearms maker in Columbia, S.C. But Bush posted the caption without context, leading to the range of emotion you'd expect. By 9 p.m. Tuesday it had been retweeted more than 15,500 times.

And Twitter was ready to respond. Some altered the inscription on the gun. Others named another location — often a fictional location — and the "weapon of choice" from that location. 

Here are some examples. 




[Last modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:45pm]


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