The mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has stirred gun-control advocates to action, prompting politicos to revisit proposals intended to make some weapons inaccessible for future attacks.
As news continues to trickle in about what may have motivated 29-year-old gunman Omar Mateen, a self-described supporter of the Islamic State, to lash out at the LGBT community, some elected officials are fine-tuning their views on gun control.
[Gun Bill Planned in Wake of Orlando Club Shooting ] While many cite public outcry as proof that now is the time to reconsider the right to bear arms, a chorus of detractors took to social media to promote opposing views on just about everything.
[Republicans and Democrats Diverge After Orlando Attack] The unbridled anger was directed at:
The LGBT community
@BarackObama #OrlandoUnited Brainwashing America: Satanic Illuminati New World Order Gay Agenda Exposed!!https://t.co/OUVZ1e4Y6j — müjde bayram (@MjdeBayram) June 13, 2016
President Barack Obama
@SenSchumer would gun safety measures take away hatred? didn't your pres pass "gun safety measures" by exec action earlier this year?— Frank Wills (@frankwills61772) June 13, 2016
. @RepSwalwell Can't see the forest through the trees. Ban airplanes and pressure cookers, then knives and bats, then stairs and sharks. — Legislation Watch (@Legislate_Watch) June 13, 2016
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
@ChrisMurphyCT Hillary Clinton said on live TV that republicans, half of America, are her biggest enemies. But ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— Smittie (@smittie61984) June 13, 2016
Moments of silence
Silence about the issue caused this!! @SenateMajLdr pic.twitter.com/TpuaS5xZI5 — Trump is a Con Man!! (@Blob_Fish) June 13, 2016