As the active shooter situation continues to unfold in San Bernardino, California, several of the 2016 presidential candidates have taken to Twitter to express their sentiments over the events. Two of the Democratic candidates — former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quickly highlighted the ongoing debate surrounding gun legislation:
— Martin O’Malley (@MartinOMalley) December 2, 2015
Several of the Republican candidates Tweeted out sentiments for the victims and support for the law enforcement officials who responded as the events unfolded in San Bernardino:
California shooting looks very bad. Good luck to law enforcement and God bless. This is when our police are so appreciated!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families in San Bernardino. — Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) December 2, 2015
Praying for the victims, their families & the San Bernardino first responders in the wake of this tragic shooting.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 2, 2015
Praying for those impacted by the shooting in California today. — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 2, 2015
There are some candidates who have yet to publicly respond, but we will add them accordingly when they do.
UPDATE – 4:40 P.M. EST Bernie Sanders has also weighed in with an online statement:
Mass shootings are becoming an almost-everyday occurrence in this country. This sickening and senseless gun violence must stop.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 2, 2015
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