30-50 feral hogs refers to a tweet, arguing for the legal ownership of assault rifles, which are suitable for combating the “30-50 feral hogs” that run into one’s yard while their kids play.
The tweet was ridiculed by many, leading to the creation of parodies, songs and photoshop edits.
The conversation that led to the tweet was commenced by Jason Isbell on Twitter, on August 4th, 2019.
He argued that people keep arguing about the definition of assault rifles and whether they need one, then proceeded to state that civilians don’t need assault weaponry.
Twitter user @WillieMcNabb then posed the question of how he is supposed to protect his kids playing in the backyard from the “30-50 feral hogs” that are running around.
Within days, users would reply to the tweet sarcastically, as well as ridiculing it openly.
Other users replied to the tweet by composing or modifying song lyrics, featuring “30-50 feral hogs”.
In September, 2019, the magazine Daily Inter Lake published an article about a horde of feral hogs approaching the US-Canada border at Montana.
Users on Twitter immediately referenced the “30-50 feral hogs” tweet.