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What does ‘30-50 feral hogs’ mean? Anti-gun control tweet goes viral

Pesky wild hogs have taken over the internet, after being invoked in the debate about gun control. The odd development began with a tweet about assault weapons from Jason Isbell, a singer-songwriter from Alabama, on the heels of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. “If you’re on here arguing the definition of ‘assault weapon’ today you are part of the problem,” Isbell tweeted on Sunday. “You know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don’t need one.” Then things took an unexpected turn. In a follow-up tweet, another user, William McNabb, replied, “Legit question for rural Americans – How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?” Though ...