NRA Tweets Second Amendment In Response To Boulder Shooting

NRA Tweets Second Amendment In Response To Boulder Shooting

While the nation waited in horror for details of Monday’s shooting in Boulder, Colorado, the National Rifle Association decided the moment was right to remind Twitter of the importance of gun rights. On Monday evening, the NRA tweeted out the text of the Second Amendment, doing its best to counteract the public cries for firearm regulation that accompany each new mass shooting. The current death count for the King Soopers supermarket shooting in Boulder stands at 10. That includes one police officer, Eric Talley , who was first to respond to the scene and leaves behind seven children, CNN reports. The suspected 21-year-old shooter survived and will face 10 counts of first-degree murder. A number of related topics trended on the social media site on Tuesday in response to the shooting, including the Second Amendment and AR-15, the weapon used in this spree. Popular posts were overwhelmingly against the interpretation of the Second Amendment as giving individuals unlimited access to firearms. The NRA, ever willing to engage in a spirited debate over gun rights, reminded people of the text of the Second Amendment. "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed," reads their post. Given that many of their ideology’s critics directly referenced the text’s use of the phrase “well-regulated militia” or insisted on applying historical context to the document, it seems unlikely their tweet changed many minds. Other victims […]

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