Uproxx- This story hails from the Marine Corps Times, which screencapped a Facebook photo that threatens to attack gay bars with rifles. The post, which you can see in full below, shows a West Coast Marine proudly brandishing a weapon with a “coming to a gay bar near you!” caption. The closed Camp MENdelton Resale group (which boasts 25,000 members) quickly intercepted and removed the post. They banned the offending member — who reportedly also left a “too soon?” comment — from the forum for publishing hate speech.
Too soon? Of course it's not too soon! It's already been way past 100 hours since a sexually confused psychopath burst through the doors of a gay club, killed 49 people, and critically injured 53 others. It's not like we expected someone whose supposed to be protecting this country to wait more than 5 days before he brandished a comparable firearm and made a joke - for which I am still awaiting the punchline - about committing a similarly horrific act of violence. Jeez everybody, un-bunch your panties. If Jarhead over here had waited any longer than a week then his super hilarious one-liner would have already been irrelevant and fallen on deaf ears.
That's the problem with this country these days. Everyone is just looking for a reason to get upset. Can't even appreciate a good old fashioned homophobic knee-slapper just because the LGBT community is still reeling from one minor prejudicial act of mass murder. Hasn't anyone else heard that a good laugh is the best cure for anything? I suppose posting something that's even remotely funny would be the most efficient way to get that laugh, but who am I to start judging everyone else's sense of humor? This one probably killed in the foxhole. Like they say, different strokes for different folks. Sure, most people will find this ridiculously offensive and alarmingly threatening, but I bet that there's someone out there - laid up in a desert focused on narrowly avoiding death - that could be coerced into begrudgingly smiling at it.
P.S. I'm going to be pissed if they kick him out of the corps. This guy has short term sacrificial distraction written all over him.