Leftists are already blaming the National Rifle Association for an active school shooting taking place in Parkland, Florida.
Few details are currently known about the victims and the shooter is reportedly still at large, but that hasn’t stopped verified Twitter users from already placing blame on the NRA.
One political activist even tied the shooting to a tweet from the NRA this morning that encouraged people to gift their significant others with guns for Valentines Day.
“This morning, NRA tweeted about getting your loved one a gun this Valentines Day,” Igor Volsky, the deputy director of Center for American Progress Action, tweeted. “Three hours later, we’re in the middle of another school shooting.”
This morning, @NRA tweeted about getting your loved one a gun this Valentines Day.
3 hours later, we’re in the middle of another school shooting. We’ve had more than 11 in 2018 alone.
WE NEED FEWER GUNS IN AMERICA, NOT MORE.
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) February 14, 2018
— Jen Royle (@Jen_Royle) February 14, 2018
“Once again, our children are held hostage and murdered by the GOP and NRA’s intransigence,” Mike Bates, a columnist for MLB Daily Dish asserted.
— Mike Bates (@MikeBatesSBN) February 14, 2018
Another day, another school shooting. That’s where we are as a country, thanks to the NRA. https://t.co/sHkuh3D9NG
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) February 14, 2018
Cliff Schecter, a Daily Beast columnist, sarcastically thanked Republicans and the NRA for their “thoughts and prayers.”
FFS, here we go again. Thanks GOP & NRA for not even trying! Keep your thoughts and prayers where the sun don’t shine. https://t.co/nZuKAPnvQn
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) February 14, 2018
Kimberley Johnson, a Huffington Post contributor, managed to blame the NRA within just 11 minutes of a breaking local news story about the shooting.
Which means it’s too early to talk about common sense gun regulations for NRA loving Republicans. Because GUNS! https://t.co/Y9jVMy7gaZ
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) February 14, 2018
The NRA sees school children as collateral damage to their cause. Anyone not wanting to talk about gun control does too. https://t.co/HHLS09UYoI
— Marissa R. Moss (@MarissaRMoss) February 14, 2018
— Matt Prokop (@mattpro13) February 14, 2018
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) February 14, 2018
— Greg Bennett (@GreggyBennett) February 14, 2018
— Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin) February 14, 2018