In the good old days of the 24-hour news cycle, it used to take an hour for tragedies to become politicized. That is apparently not the case in the Twitter age. The gun control crowd didn’t waste a second before insulting the victims of the Oregon mall shooting. We don’t even know the identities of the dead, but already they’re being used as pawns in the morbid games of the anti-gun left.
We would much prefer to respectfully report the details surrounding this atrocity, but no, we’re talking about gun control already. So, to all of you out there pontificating, we beg you to stop this necrophilic theatre of the macabre and let people mourn in peace.
Ugh, I just heard about another shooting in an Oregon Mall! Yeah, I’m sure he would’ve killed people with a spatula, right @secupp?
— Leslie Marcil (@Lesliethinks) December 12, 2012
Another shooting, this time in Oregon. Please, let’s do something about our gun control laws.
— Sam Archibald (@SArchibald1) December 12, 2012
— Nancy Drew (@CSRBella) December 12, 2012
More gun violence, this time in Oregon. At what point do we decide to tackle this preventable yet common occurrence? bit.ly/126tZY6
— Alex (@ElForko) December 12, 2012
PORTLAND OREGON SHOOTING ON MALL BY MAN WITHASSAULT RIFLE!!!TIME FOR SERIOUS GUN CONTROL!!
— RoseMary Colarusso (@rsemry1) December 12, 2012
— Stephen A. Green (@encouraging1) December 12, 2012
Another mass shooting. This time in Portland, Oregon. Guess that means we have to hold off on talking gun control again.
— Matthew Eichmann (@mjeichmann) December 12, 2012
— Jay Dee (@JDeisen) December 12, 2012
Shooting in Oregon today. I wonder if @piersmorgan is allowed to speak out about gun control now or will Fox News have another freak out
— Ryan Woloshin (@RWoloshin) December 12, 2012
More mass shootings.Now in Oregon at a mall.Can we now have an open and honest dialogue on gun control?
— J. (@taciturnitis) December 12, 2012
— Moondogg (@mooney_c) December 12, 2012
It’s time for stricter Gun Laws:Portland Oregon, these death sadden my heart=Let us all pray for the victims.
— Xtradonaire (@Xtradonaire) December 12, 2012
I love Portland, Oregon.I wish for stricter gun control and background checks.Thoughts with those out west.
— H M (@hmgflyer) December 12, 2012
Let’s be clear here: if you hear about people dying and your first thought is anything political, you need help. It’s sick, twisted, heartless and morally repulsive. It’s never going to be OK to talk like this so soon after a shooting — because maybe, just maybe, raw grief should outweigh political point-scoring for a few hours.