Gun control activists rally in front of the White House in Washington, January 4, 2016. President Barack Obama is expected to announce new gun control curbs this week, but he will have to decide whether to take bold action that would likely spark a major legal challenge from opponents or a more cautious route that may be less effective, legal experts said. REUTERS/Carlos Barria – RTX21067
A gunman in Orlando opened fire in a business Monday morning killing five people before taking his own life, causing several outspoken gun control activists to immediately turn to Twitter.
Coming just a week before the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, yet another mass shooting in Orlando promises to propel the hot button of gun control further into the spotlight. From grass roots activists to bloggers, many are already politicizing the shooting in an attempt to further gun control ideology.
5 people were murdered by a disgruntled former employee 5 miles from me in Orlando with a gun. Let’s have that gun debate sir. https://t.co/h8lpi9KdO7
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 5, 2017
Right – just another day in America. We’re letting the gun lobby and lawmakers beholden to them terrorize us on a daily basis.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 5, 2017
Multiple deaths in Orlando shooting. Sources confirm it’s NOT terror related and involves guns so we won’t hear a thing from Donald Trump.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) June 5, 2017
— Heather Whaley (@HeatherWhaley) June 5, 2017
As of yet, no Florida politicians have released statements regarding gun control in Florida since the shooting Monday, despite several thousand people actively tweeting on the subject.
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