Just hours after a lone gunman open fired on students in a Florida high school, killing at least 17, comedian Chelsea Handler took to Twitter to capitalize on the tragic incident and blame Republicans, saying that they now “have blood on their hands.”
Handler, a self-proclaimed political activist, posted a tweet about midterm elections, urging voters “to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA” and “who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot.”
Twitter users fired back at Handler for using the shooting to advance a “political agenda.”
One user praised Republicans for defending gun rights, arguing that guns themselves aren’t the problem.
The suspected gunman was identified as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz. He was arrested shortly after opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Handler's opinion also has its fair share of supporters.
At this point, anyone with a child who votes Republican is voting against their child's life.— Kristi Helvig (@KristiHelvig) February 14, 2018
The point is the the GOP is in bed with the toxic NRA! The NRA promotes automatic gun sales. The NRA represents aggression - just like the GOP! Supporting Roy Moore, please? The GOP is morally toxic. You need ask yourself why you side with that over protecting our children.— Cherish the Wild (@cherishthewild) February 15, 2018
I don't care about your motives. I care about getting rid of guns like Australia did and becoming part of the civilized world.— Colin - I Have Questions - Maloney 🙏🖖 (@cmaloney) February 14, 2018