When something as tragic as the deaths of children occurs, it’s customary to show some sympathy, to be respectful of their parents’ horrible losses, and to talk seriously about how to prevent another tragedy like it from occurring again.
That is, it’s customary unless you’re a heartless Republican. In that case, it’s time to wave the murder weapons around while grinning and ignoring the callousness it takes to do such a thing.
I’m pro second amendment, but this isn’t supporting right to keep and bear arms, this is a gun fetish. https://t.co/kyKVWMof4k
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) December 4, 2021
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) posted a photo on Twitter of his family around the Christmas tree, grinning like lunatics while holding a semi-automatic weapon, ignoring the pain of the four families who just lost children during a school shooting as well as the families who have lost children in the 28 other school shootings just this year. While more serious legislators try, once again, to have conversations about how to prevent these tragedies, Massie thought it was an acceptable idea to show everyone that giving powerful weapons to your kids is an excellent idea.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who has famously joined Democrats in pursuing an investigation into January 6 because no amount of loyalty to the party’s Dear Leader has yet warped his brain and convinced him that elected representative goading their country’s citizens into attacking the government is acceptable, called out Massie for his heartlessness, as well as the frightening level of fetish apparent in the photo he posted.
‘I’m pro second amendment, but this isn’t supporting right to keep and bear arms, this is a gun fetish.’
Like most things Republicans do these days, the cruelty is the point.
Twitter was very vocal about their opinions of Massie’s photo. Read some fo their comments below: