There are quite a few people on Twitter who are not impressed by Hillary Clinton’s statement in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.
As news continues to come in about the shooting which left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured, Clinton appeared on Twitter to express her sympathies to the victims. Even though the former 2016 candidate said it was time to “put politics aside,” she urged people to stand up to the National Rifle Association as they petition the government to reduce regulation on the sales of gun silencers.
Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
The mass shooting has already prompted many calls around the country to restart the debate on gun control, though right-wing Twitter is not happy with Clinton politicizing a fresh tragedy:
Hillary’s tweets sound positively Trumpian and Trump sounds Presidential.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 2, 2017
Suppressors reduce the report of a rifle shot to a whisper quiet 130 db — roughly the volume of a jet engine. https://t.co/5n1dDbWFIf
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 2, 2017
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 2, 2017
Never let a tragedy go to waste, eh hag? https://t.co/hZAIOtimsg
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) October 2, 2017
Suppressors only reduce by a few decibels, still same decibel level as a jackhammer. https://t.co/aj0AvJMZwv
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 2, 2017
what a tone-deaf political hackhttps://t.co/iiN4J7bGzg
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) October 2, 2017
The NRA? People are in surgery & dying & families aren’t sure if loved ones have survived. Don’t politicize this you heartless hack! https://t.co/aBaZ2RvHOe
— Kennedy (@KennedyNation) October 2, 2017
You are a horrible person. https://t.co/sHAFsZeL1n
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) October 2, 2017
Firing full auto causes silencers to melt. Do research before you tweet misinformation in the middle of a crisis. Thank God you lost https://t.co/V4PibVnbvj
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 2, 2017
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) October 2, 2017
Hillary's tweet on "silencers" is based in abject IGNORANCE–a silencer on an AR-15 doesn't "silence" & would degrade the barrel.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 2, 2017
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