After the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkville, Florida yesterday, there are a lot of people with a lot of things to say.
On Wednesday, 17 students were killed during the deadly shooting by a former student. The massacre was met with plenty of “thoughts and prayers” posts and an outcry from people who didn’t think the government was doing enough about gun control or mental health.
It shouldn’t be surprising that Tomi Lahren, the infamously angry conservative pundit, had something to say about it, too.
Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? My goodness. This isn't about a gun it's about another lunatic. #FloridaShooting
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 15, 2018
Her stance is particularly unsurprising, as this is often an argument Second Amendment champions bring up after mass shootings when people begin pushing for gun control. Considering there’s already been 18 school shootings this year alone (as in, since January 1), it makes people wonder: when are we supposed to have this conversation?
But this time, Tomi received a powerful response from someone who had this issue close to their heart, because she was one of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting.
A gun has killed 17 of my fellow classmates. A gun has traumatized my friends. My entire school, traumatized from this tragedy. This could have been prevented. Please stfu tomi https://t.co/qNo03ZE3Ev
— Kyra Parrow 🦋 (@longlivekcx) February 15, 2018
It’s no surprise that the tweet quickly went viral, gaining over 225,000 likes hours after it was posted. Yes, family and friends are grieving, but they are some of the most passionate about gun control, because they know firsthand what happens without it.
Kyra also responded to Trump’s tweet about the tragedy.
Seriously, can this girl be president? Because the rest of us are sick of grieving. To say that gun violence isn’t a problem in the U.S. is a gross understatement, and continuing to ignore it is killing more and more people every day. Yes, even children.