A small firearms shop in Florida must have been pretty happy when the gun manufacturing lobbyist wing, the NRA, retweeted their “Valentine’s Day” message encouraging lovers to purchase something for their significant other that they would “appreciate”:
That tweet has since been deleted, but it was a perfect example of what’s wrong with gun culture in America — it’s been fetishized in such a way that gun-crazy ammosexuals now consider a deadly weapon an appropriate gift for a romantic holiday.
Unfortunately, nobody is surprised by the disgusting sentiment, and given the horrifying school shooting that took place today in Parkland, Florida, it struck people the wrong way.
— Simon (@simongbb7) February 14, 2018
#ThoughtsandPrayers again trending, GOP will later take that #NRA fat check and tell the public now is not the time to talk about #GunControl and #GunViolence. #Bloodontheirhands pic.twitter.com/m0o09Otx3S
— KelevRa (@spyke181) February 14, 2018
Melenia, my step children were in that school today. If you really want to help tell your husband to put aside his love for the NRA and do something about it! Thoughts and prayers aren’t doing the job!
— kraig scott weiss (@poodletude) February 14, 2018
Note to trump: Most Americans feel unsafe because of NRA and lax gun laws. Do something. Your prayers ain’t working
— Cinnamonstick (@cinnamini2016) February 14, 2018
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 14, 2018
America has surrendered its children to the NRA. #schoolshooting
— Edward Santella (@EdwardSantella) February 14, 2018
Blood on your hands again @NRA you’re a terrorist organisation that is enabled by the GOP. Thoughts and prayers change nothing. You are too arrogant to even be ashamed. Absolutely despicable group.
— Lyndsay (@justlyndsay) February 14, 2018
30th mass shooting of 2018.
How Republican members of Congress can sit idly by as the @NRA writes them checks is appalling.
Vote them out and save lives.#Parkland
— Paul Gasari (@WheresMyArk_23) February 14, 2018
Who knows what it will take before America wakes up from its gun-crazed stupor and wrestles back control of our Congress from the death grip of an organization whose job it is to minimize the tragedy of gun deaths and then sell more guns.
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