This photo is being very controversial. The US Republican Congressman Thomas massie He published a photo on his personal Twitter account in which he appears with his smiling and armed family. In the post, the congressman added: “Merry Christmas! PS, Santa please bring ammo”.
The whole family appears armed and asks Santa Claus for more ammunition. This publication has turned around in networks and is being harshly criticized, especially because it comes just a few days after a shooting at a school.
In the shooting, a student from 15 years killed four from his classmates, a teacher and others six students were wounded in an Oxford institute (Michigan).
Multiple parents of shooting victims in USA have responded to the Republican congressman for Kentucky. “Thomas Massie, since we are sharing family photos, here are mine,” replied Fred Guttenberg on Twitter. His daughter was killed in a 2018 shooting at a Parkland school (Florida) where 17 people died. “One is the last photo I took of Jaime, the other is where she is buried from the shooting at the Parkland school,” concluded the father.
Manuel Oliver, one of the parents of the 17 who died in Parkland was charging Massie: “Massie’s tweet is a big part of the problem. I don’t know if they were trying to be ironic or funny or what, but it’s in the worst taste. It’s something that should teach us who we should choose and who we shouldn’t.”
John yarmuth, Democratic representative in the Kentucky House of Representatives and president of Budget Committee of the chamber has condemned the publication of the congressman. “I am old enough to remember Republicans yelling that it was insensitive to try to protect people from gun violence after a tragedy,” Yarmuth wrote on his personal Twitter account. “I promise not everyone in Kentucky is a callous idiot,” he added.