A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence
Four days after the Oxford High School mass shooting, in which a 15 year old student killed four fellow students and wounded six other students and a teacher, Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky posted the photo below of himself and his family on Twitter.
Apparently not wanting to be outdone, four days later, Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado posted the picture below of herself and her four sons with the message, “The Boeberts have your six @RepThomasMassie! (No spare ammo for you, though.)”
Boebert represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. She’s previously posted photos of herself in provocative poses holding a handgun on her hip, and she’s the owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where waitresses openly carry loaded handguns.
Were Representatives Massie and Boebert unaware of the Oxford High School mass shooting, or were they purposefully trying to rub salt in the wounds of the surviving victims, two of whom remained in critical condition, and the parents, siblings, and classmates of the students who were killed? Were Massie and Boebert unaware that a study funded by the CDC in the mid-1990’s showed that U.S. children under the age of 15 were being killed by guns at a rate that was 12 times higher than the rate for children in the other 25 high income democratic countries of the world?