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Florida School Shooting Survivor Skewers Tomi Lahren on Twitter: ‘It IS About Guns’

In the wake of the tragic Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 people dead at Douglas High School, conservative commentator posted the usual right-wing platitude about gun violence not being about guns. A student at the shooting was not having any of it.

Alex Mohajer

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It happened again.

It was only a matter of time. While Congress has buried their collective head in the sand, their hands tied by checks from the National Rifle Association, another mass shooting has rocked America and left 17 people dead at a tragic school shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

17. Children.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

As expected, the usual punditry from a defensive conservative media was on over-drive, as were their usual thoughts and prayers.

Tomi Lahren, the conservative YouTube celebrity turned FOX News pundit, posted this missive on social media website Twitter:

But Twitter user @car_nove, speaking on behalf of the students of who goes by the name Carly, was having none of it. She took Lahren to task within minutes of her insensitive and logic-averse tweet.  She wrote:

Any questions? Carly’s tweet has gone massively viral.

We have said it once and we will say it again: Now is absolutely the time to politicize gun violence.  This is one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history (5 of the 10 most deadly shootings ever have happened since 2015).

The Culprits

Here are the Top 10 congressional recipients of NRA donations in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The President is not included (though it is worthy of note that he received $21 million in funds from the NRA in the 2016 election cycle).

Senate

1. John McCain
Ariz.
“Cindy & I are praying for the victims of the terrible #LasVegasShooting & their families.”
$7,740,521
FROM THE N.R.A.
2. Richard Burr
N.C.
“My heart is with the people of Las Vegas and their first responders today. This morning’s tragic violence has absolutely no place here in America.”
$6,986,620
FROM THE N.R.A.
3. Roy Blunt
Mo.
“Saddened by the tragic loss of life in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with all of the families affected by this horrific attack.”
$4,551,146
FROM THE N.R.A.
4. Thom Tillis
N.C.
“Susan and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the victims of this horrific and senseless tragedy in Las Vegas.”
$4,418,012
FROM THE N.R.A.
5. Cory Gardner
Co.
“My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night.”
$3,879,064
FROM THE N.R.A.
6. Marco Rubio
Fla.
“I’m praying for all the victims, their families, and our first responders in the #LasVegas #MandalayBay shooting.”
$3,303,355
FROM THE N.R.A.
7. Joni Ernst
Iowa
“My prayers are with all of the victims in Las Vegas, and their loved ones affected by this senseless act of violence.”
$3,124,273
FROM THE N.R.A.
8. Rob Portman
Ohio
“Jane & I mourn the loss of innocent lives in this horrific attack in Las Vegas last night. We are praying for those taken from us, their families & all those injured in this attack.”
$3,061,941
FROM THE N.R.A.
9. Todd Young
Ind.
“We must offer our full support to the victims and their families as our nation mourns.”
$2,896,732
FROM THE N.R.A.
10. Bill Cassidy
La.
“Following closely the horrendous act of violence in Las Vegas. Our prayers are with those who were injured, killed and their families.”
$2,861,047
FROM THE N.R.A.

House

1. French Hill
Ark.
“Martha and I are praying for the families and victims of this senseless act of evil. […] We must continue to work together to stop this kind of terror.”
$1,089,477
FROM THE N.R.A.
2. Ken Buck
Co.
“I’m praying for all of those impacted by the evil events in Las Vegas last night. Our country must stand together in support of the families of the victims and the community.”
$800,544
FROM THE N.R.A.
3. David Young
Iowa
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends of the horrific and evil tragedy in Las Vegas.”
$707,662
FROM THE N.R.A.
4. Mike Simpson
Idaho
“Though no words can heal our hurt, and no explanation will ever feel sufficient, I pray that all involved may find comfort as we process this devastating tragedy.”
$385,731
FROM THE N.R.A.
5. Greg Gianforte
Mont.
No statement released.
$344,630
FROM THE N.R.A.
6. Don Young
Alaska
“Anne and I are praying for all those involved or impacted by this heinous act of violence.”
$245,720
FROM THE N.R.A.
7. Lloyd Smucker
Pa.
“Horrific act of violence in Las Vegas. Cindy and I pray for the victims, their families, and the first responders.”
$221,736
FROM THE N.R.A.
8. Bruce Poliquin
Maine
“My thoughts are with all those effected in the horrifying attacks in Las Vegas. The nation is with you.”
$201,398
FROM THE N.R.A.
9. Pete Sessions
Tex.
“My deepest sympathies are with all who were harmed by this horrific tragedy.”
$158,111
FROM THE N.R.A.
10. Barbara Comstock
Va.
“I am heartbroken by the mass murder that took place last night in Las Vegas and I am praying for the victims, families, and first responders.”
$137,232
FROM THE N.R.A.

Vote them out.

Bros4America is sending their love to the victims of this senseless tragedy and rededicating our efforts to implement sensible gun control legislation and to ouster any candidate or elected official who has been aided or abetted by the NRA.


Also published on Medium.

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