Elon Musk has previously stated that he is quite restless nowadays, with almost no sleep. Within one month of Twitter’s acquisition, it appears that the billionaire is already working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And he’s undoubtedly high on diet coke as he works furiously to remake Twitter in his vision. This is the impression from Musk’s recent tweet of a photo of his “bedside table.”
Musk’s latest tweet shows his bedside table piled high with diet coke cans and two firearms. The empty coke cans are unmistakably real, as is the lack of coasters, as seen by the circular marks.
Several Twitter users identified the historic rifle as a non-firing piece of the “George Washington Boxed Set,” available online for $124. However, when it comes to the other gun, country music singer John Rich observed something unusual: it lacks a trigger. As a result, some believe it is a replica prop from the 1982 film “Blade Runner.” Others claimed it was a Diamond Back.357 revolver from the video game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.”
Musk undoubtedly realized how discolored the table was after tweeting the photo. As a result, he tweeted again: “There is no excuse for my lack of coasters.”
Unexpectedly, Twitter has a usage policy forbidding users from posting images of weapons. But even if we assume that the owner is exempt from the rules that users must observe, everything, in this case, is entirely legal because, although his photo may appear to show “guns,” they are probably not in operating condition.
Furthermore, just because Musk doesn’t sleep with a working firearm at his side does not mean he disapproves of the Second Amendment.
“I strongly believe that the right to bear arms is an important safeguard against the 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 CNBC in May.
Just after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, Musk posted on Twitter about the need for gun reform. He acknowledged that the right to carry arms should be protected, but he also advocated for “tight background checks” and more restrictions on so-called “assault rifles.”
“Assault rifles should at minimum require a special permit, where the recipient is extremely well vetted [in my opinion],” he tweeted in response to a question from a user.
“How about a middle ground, where the licensing standard for semi-auto rifles is a driver’s license, age 21, and no rap sheet?” Musk continued.
“Basically, what is a reasonable way to make it harder for people with homicidal impulses to obtain body count-maximizing weapons?”