(RightWing.org) – The nation has entered a tumultuous period as it tries to recover from nearly two years of harsh restrictions, more than a year of protests, and the usual chaos surrounding 2nd Amendment protections. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) recently set off a firestorm when he posted a family portrait on his Twitter account promoting gun ownership.
The post included Massie and family members holding assault-style rifles and smiling in front of a Christmas tree. The caption says “Merry Christmas” and asks Santa to deliver some ammunition.
Merry Christmas! 🎄
ps. Santa, please bring ammo. 🎁 pic.twitter.com/NVawULhCNr
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 4, 2021
As one might expect, critics lashed out, arguing the post was inappropriate considering its timing. Massie posted it three days after a Michigan teenager allegedly shot and killed four classmates.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) slammed Massie, stating he’s pro-2nd Amendment but suggesting Massie’s post displayed a “gun fetish” rather than support for gun rights. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) called Massie’s post a “sickness.” Fred Guttenberg, the father of a Stoneman Douglas High School victim, also weighed in, posting a photo of his daughter’s grave.
Massie told local reporters the family took a similar photograph to use as their Christmas card this year depicting the family holding musical instruments. Then, they decided to take a second photo showing the family holding guns, just for fun.
Continuing, Massie said he didn’t intend to create an uproar, but crossing guns and family with Christmas appeared to “trigger the leftists.” He said he had no intention of taking down the controversial post.
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