Marion Barry’s Twitter nominates Park Service, BB gun retailer for ‘MOFO of the month’

This morning, D.C. Councilman Marion Barry was not happy with the National Park Service. At least that’s what his Twitter feed suggests:

@wash_humane Can you guys work with NPS asap for a relocation approach?#dontkillbambi

— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) March 28, 2013

The NPS is currently hunting deer in Rock Creek Park in order to cull the growing herd. And, appallingly, while the deer population control controversy is in full swing, Fingerhut’s retail catalog is advertising a gun!

Meanwhile Fingerghut mails catalogs to SE residents selling auto. guns for $9.99/mo. STOP w/the disregard 4 LIFE!!!!…

— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) March 28, 2013

What? The nerve! How can we stand for this? Something must be done:

ICYMI:Nominees 4 DC MOFO of the Month: NPS &FingerHut.NPS 4 plans to shoot deer in RockCk& FH4 peddling guns in SE.Honor ALL LIFE in DC.

— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) March 28, 2013

MOFO of the month? Ouch.

To his credit, Barry has since apologized to the NPS, telling the WaPo that he didn’t actually send out any of the tweets; someone with access to his account did. He declined to name names (maybe it was his ghost-tweeter). He also said that while he regrets the salty language, he remains firmly opposed to the deer hunt.

He has not, however, apologized to Fingerhut. Oh, and did we mention that whoever is manning Barry’s Twitter account failed to notice that the gun in question is actually a BB/pellet gun? Whoops.

@marionbarryjr Also, those are bb guns by the way, dummy

— Matthew Naugle (@MattNaugle) March 28, 2013

.@marionbarryjr You realize you’re getting worked up over *BB gun* advertisements, right?

— Marc Scribner (@marcscribner) March 28, 2013

@marionbarryjr Actually those are BB guns and auto does not mean fully-auto. Its semi-auto where each pull of the trigger shoots a BB

— Derek Douglas (@derekpage7) March 28, 2013

.@aaronwiener And note that his Fingerhut “gun” advertisement outrage is not about “auto. guns,” as @marionbarryjr says. They were BB guns.

— Marc Scribner (@marcscribner) March 28, 2013

@marionbarryjr You do realize that’s an air pistol a& not an auto gun,right?It’s like equating OTC advil to Opioids-not even remotely close!

— Bryan (@MDTerpsFan1) March 28, 2013

The distinction is of little consequence, though. In the end, all guns still kill people:

@marcscribner We have enough guns over here.Promoting these guns only turns to more dangerous weapons.We’ve had enough, thank you.

— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) March 28, 2013

Barry’s got quite a crusade ahead of him:

.@marionbarryjr I look forward to your campaign against cap guns, Super Soakers, and Guns N’ Roses. Fight on!

— Marc Scribner (@marcscribner) March 28, 2013




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