“AK on my night stand, right next to that Bible.”
Well, it’s not necessarily an AK, but the sentiment is still the same.
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire — of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter fame — revealed in a tweet shared this morning that on his nightstand he keeps two non-firing firearms, a reprint of George Washington crossing the Delaware, as well as a handful of cans of caffeine-free Diet Coke. The chaotic mix has left water rings across the top of his nightstand due to Musk’s lack of coasters, for which he has “no excuse.” https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1597168382205652994?s=20&t=ANxOdo_ki-PWp2bQPTO7VQ Given Musk’s net worth, he’s a prime candidate for having the most state-of-the-art security system available in the world today. He could also afford to hire a small army to protect himself and each one of his eight children non-stop.
Still, he seems to be showing that the most reliable home defense option that an American can have is a bedside firearm.
Liberal anti-gunners came out in droves to respond to Musk’s tweet. https://twitter.com/2aupdates/status/1597274982245015552?s=46&t=_sp6DzY-yZPAGDETGQf9Rg As noted by the New York Post:
“The 51-year-old has a long history of posting provocative tweets – a habit that has drawn increased scrutiny since Musk acquired the platform for $44 billion in October. Musk has also been open about his views regarding gun ownership. Last May, the tech executive revealed to CNBC that he supports the Second Amendment, though “tight background checks” should be required for all purchases. “I strongly believe that the right to bear arms is an important safeguard against potential tyranny of government. Historically, maintaining their power over the people is why those in power did not allow public ownership of guns,” Musk told the outlet.”
Elon’s recent public showcases of his red pilling — including sharing that he voted for Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores, recommending that people vote GOP in the midterms and sharing that he likes Ron DeSantis for 2024 — may be costing him a few bucks, but it doesn’t seem like it’s affecting him that much. (RELATED: Elon Musk Endorses Ron DeSantis for President)
A tweet shared today by prominent financial YouTuber Graham Stephan showed that despite the substantial drop in net worth he has seen in 2022, Musk is still the richest man on planet Earth. https://twitter.com/grahamstephan/status/1597237398819278849?s=46&t=9Wv2XIhJiACSqGaSKmsvIA Now, it just remains to be seen which celebrity sells their Tesla next — in protest of big, bad Elon.
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