On Sunday, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for posting a tweet about gun terminology following the mass shooting in a Texas church which left at least 27 dead and 30 injured. Others joined in, too, in response to the NRA’s tone-deaf tweet.
“Correct and protect the record,” the NRA tweeted. “Please help folks get these terms right.” The gun lobbyists included an image of a clip and a magazine.
In case the NRA deletes it, we screen captured it.
“Thanks, @NRA, for helping us focus on the real issues here, literally minutes after more Americans are massacred,” Moulton wrote on Twitter.
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) November 5, 2017
Twitter users were sickened by the NRA’s tweet.
Which was used to murder 25+ people just today?
— LeviHarris (@LeviHarris) November 5, 2017
Really? 27 people died and 24 were injured and you’re worried about which storage device of mass destruction was used? Get Real.
— (((Deana M Holmes))) (@mmmirele) November 5, 2017
I’m sure the families of the deceased really appreciate you clarifying this.
— Rachael (@OCRMama) November 5, 2017
24 dead in Texas and the NRA says: don’t call it a clip
— josh (@liftrs) November 5, 2017
Either way people are dead. But heck, now we can correctly identify the parts of the weapon that killed them. #NRAPriorities
— Latetotheshow (@RoyHinrichs1) November 5, 2017
Mind numbingly cold, heartless and disgusting.
— Nancy Brooks (@Nanceebee329) November 5, 2017
There’s a special place in hell for every one of you. And before you haters start calling me a libtard, I am a Register Republican.
— LesaPR (@LesaPR) November 5, 2017
It’s so important to the next of kin to see that the press gets this right.
— Rob van Kan (@EdgeOfEurope) November 5, 2017
— Cameron L (@Cameron__11__) November 5, 2017
And this is the result: https://t.co/TUhqQQqXQC
— David Nelson (@DavidNe41143027) November 5, 2017
Is that your take? Christ
— Dennis Jørgensen (@DennerHJ) November 5, 2017
Wow. Not a single NRA supporter here to back you up.
— Iced Covfefe (@RtisticFX) November 5, 2017
Thank you for being pedantic assholes in the midst of yet another mass shooting.
— Movember Patrick (@patrickfdelaney) November 5, 2017
Jesus, are you guys staffed by 8channers?
— jay (@random__name) November 5, 2017
yeah let’s talk semantics while blood pours through your fingers. disgusting
— the tane train (@tanecast) November 5, 2017
Yeah, thanks, NRA, for teaching us the correct terminology while the country is grieving after yet another mass shooting.
Featured image via Scott Olson/Getty Images.
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