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While there were many voices that stood in defiance of Saturday’s March For Our Lives, including many vocal second amendment defenders, none got more attention than Tomi Lahren. The blonde right-wing firebrand who has made a name for herself thanks to her controversial monologues and far-right talking points was clearly no fan of March For Our Lives or the push for gun control. This is no surprise, of course, but a glance at Lahren’s Twitter account shows she spent the better part of Saturday criticizing the marches and questioning the motivation behind it.
The issue with this tweet that many were quick to point out is how the motives and goals of the march were pretty clear. It’s right in the name of the march itself:
This didn’t stop Lahren from continuing to be critical of the march and the pro-gun movement that seems to be sweeping the nation. She tweeted out several more messages against the march, echoing several of the talking points you hear from pro-gun advocates. This includes the idea that any form of gun control is a slippery slope towards tyranny on the populace.
But it only takes one response to really raise questions about Lahren’s role as a face for this debate: