Jason Alexander was upset about the shooting in Aurora, Colorado and like many celebrities, took to Twitter to express his remorse and his outrage. He also wondered why James Holmes was allowed to own a military style weapon:
I cannot understand support for legality of the kind of weapon in this massacre. It’s a military weapon.why should it be in non- mil hands?
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) July 21, 2012
He had more to say, and took to TwitLonger to say it.
Twitter allows users to add comments, but puts a limit on 140 characters. Alexander wanted to use more than that, so he went to a third party service and wrote his screed. It was 9,740 characters over the limit.
If we think about this in the context of gun control, you’ll see the irony.
If the government were to set limits on gun ownership according to what Alexander wants, those who wanted to operate outside of those limits would have parties willing to service their needs.
Think of it as the TwitLonger of firearms.