Former Baseball Star Says He's Training His Sons On 'How To Use A Gun' In Case Bernie Beats Trump In 2020
Aubrey Huff is a former player for the San Francisco Giants, but is now known mostly for his conservative tweets.
Though many of his posts seem to be inspired by the far-right, one recently crossed a line and caused a major controversy on social media.
Alongside a picture of himself at a firing range, Huff wrote about teaching his children how to shoot just in case Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, became President.
If that was the truth, the ability to hit "head shots" would apparently become necessary:
"Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event [Bernie Sanders] beats [Donald Trump] in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must."
Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020.… https://t.co/XnRouYFltr— Aubrey Huff (@Aubrey Huff)1574746769.0
"By the way most the head shots were theirs."
He then tagged the National Rifle Association (NRA) and BlazeTV personality Chad Prather as if both would support training children to murder political opponents.
Kathy Griffin, who was briefly ostracized from the entertainment industry for posing with a fake decapitated President Trump-head, highlighted the fact that conservatives could actively advocate for gun violence with no obvious consequences.
This dumb f**k right here. https://t.co/WgDgUL1eOd— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin)1574802239.0
Huff responded as if Griffin was the dumb one for calling him out.
My boys and I were shooting a fake paper target, as I was teaching them safe gun practices. Yet here’s a picture of… https://t.co/PNl46VtjLh— Aubrey Huff (@Aubrey Huff)1574804161.0
When Tom Arnold posted backing Griffin up, Huff lashed out at him as well.
She’s not gonna bang u Tom. If I were you I’d focus on hanging on to that 4th wife before you lose the rest of your… https://t.co/zU4XSxVa5I— Aubrey Huff (@Aubrey Huff)1574825018.0
This is the same former baseball player who, this past May, said that athletes should keep their political opinions to themselves.
I miss the days when #athletes entertained us with the athletic ability, and didn’t bore us with their political op… https://t.co/19ydQFDtNx— Aubrey Huff (@Aubrey Huff)1557258507.0
Meanwhile, all across Twitter, Huff was being dragged.
As if you needed any more proof that Aubrey Huff is a trash human https://t.co/bxI48tNa1c— Kacy (@Kacy)1574721750.0
To be silent about a former MLB player posting a threat of political violence is to normalize it. It is not normal.… https://t.co/8z1tlOGEHm— Kenny Mayne (@Kenny Mayne)1574894176.0
Huff briefly tried to defend himself...but was quickly shut down.
Kathy Griffin also continued to spar with Huff, quoting reports of his past questionable behavior.
He took Adderall before games and 12-15 beers after, gambling binges, driving drunk, & faked prescriptions.Huff say… https://t.co/5vTJJZZldA— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin)1574810462.0
Ah, I see. #AubreyHuff is merely sticking up for his “successful man” friends, which is really quite selfless of hi… https://t.co/lPY1oBB63Q— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin)1574809785.0
Huff's tweet, in which he fantasized about gun violence in the event of a Democratic victory in 2020, was condemned even by many conservatives.
I’m a pro-gun person and Aubrey Huff is an idiot. https://t.co/flbuev7yhP— billmazzetti (@billmazzetti)1575260602.0
Obviously, gun violence is never the answer.
For Huff, the answer is more likely something simple like "stay off Twitter."