Parkland victim's father blasts Senator Lindsey Graham for posing with an AR-15 assault rifle in the wake of mass shootings, telling him: 'future mass murderers are paying attention to you'

 Several family members of school shooting victims, Democrats and other public figures took to Twitter to lambaste Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) after he posted a 'fear mongering' video of himself firing an AR-15.  

Graham posed for the photo-op with the assault firing rifle at the Palmetto State Armory in Columbia, South Carolina, as he voiced his support of the Second Amendment in the wake of several mass-shootings that has devastated the United States.

'In 1994, there was an Assault Weapons Ban – the evidence indicates that there was really no change at all in crime, because the crooks are going to get a gun,' he said in the controversial Thursday tweet. 'Today at @PalmettoArmory I fired one of the weapons they are trying to ban. #2A'


He continued: 'Now, why would anybody need to own an AR-15? If there is a breakdown of law and order, and that can happen -- we've seen it happen in our major cities. Remember Hugo, where people were isolated for days? Remember Katrina?'


Lindsey Graham (R-SC) posed for the photo-op with the assault firing rifle at the Palmetto State Armory in Columbia, South Carolina, as he voiced his support of the Second Amendment

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) posed for the photo-op with the assault firing rifle at the Palmetto State Armory in Columbia, South Carolina, as he voiced his support of the Second Amendment

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Graham would continue his tirade claiming that it was 'not impossible' for Americans to find themselves in a 'modern world without any police protection, because that's just the way the times are in which we live in.' 

The Trump loyalist added: 'Were talking about defunding the police!'  

Graham's moment shooting the assault rifle was immediately slammed on the social media platform, with parents of shooting victims leading the charge in criticizing the senator for his position.   


Graham said: 'Now, why would anybody need to own an AR-15? If there is a breakdown of law and order, and that can happen -- we've seen it happen in our major cities. Remember Hugo, where people were isolated for days? Remember Katrina?'

Graham said: 'Now, why would anybody need to own an AR-15? If there is a breakdown of law and order, and that can happen -- we've seen it happen in our major cities. Remember Hugo, where people were isolated for days? Remember Katrina?'

Graham would continue his tirade claiming that it was 'not impossible' for Americans to find themselves in a 'modern world without any police protection, because that's just the way the times are in which we live in'

Graham would continue his tirade claiming that it was 'not impossible' for Americans to find themselves in a 'modern world without any police protection, because that's just the way the times are in which we live in'

'Today, @LindseyGrahamSC showed off with the weapon used to kill my daughter and the weapon of choice for mass murderers,' said Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was gunned down in the 2018 Parkland shooting. 'Today, Lindsey will cost lives. Lindsey, all future mass murderers are paying attention to you and you just showed them what to use'

'Today, @LindseyGrahamSC showed off with the weapon used to kill my daughter and the weapon of choice for mass murderers,' said Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was gunned down in the 2018 Parkland shooting. 'Today, Lindsey will cost lives. Lindsey, all future mass murderers are paying attention to you and you just showed them what to use'

'Today, @LindseyGrahamSC showed off with the weapon used to kill my daughter and the weapon of choice for mass murderers,' said Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was gunned down in the 2018 Parkland shooting. 'Today, Lindsey will cost lives. Lindsey, all future mass murderers are paying attention to you and you just showed them what to use.'

Change The Ref, a nonprofit created by Manuel and Patricia Oliver after their son Joaquin was killed in Parkland, asserted: 'And in 2018, this assault weapon was used to murder Joaquin Oliver and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. And in Boulder, Orlando, Las Vegas, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Waffle House, San Bernardino, Midland/Odessa, Poway Synagogue, Sutherland Springs, Tree of Life Synagogue...' 

Newtown Action Alliance, a nonprofit grassroot formed after the Sandy Hook shooting, added: 'Shame on you@LindseyGrahamSC! Your argument is completely flawed. The assault weapons ban would have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy. The shooter's mom would not have been able to purchase an AR-15 legally and you know it.'

Change The Ref, a nonprofit created by Manuel and Patricia Oliver after their son Joaquin was killed in Parkland, asserted: 'And in 2018, this assault weapon was used to murder Joaquin Oliver and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. And in Boulder, Orlando, Las Vegas, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Waffle House, San Bernardino, Midland/Odessa, Poway Synagogue, Sutherland Springs, Tree of Life Synagogue...'

Change The Ref, a nonprofit created by Manuel and Patricia Oliver after their son Joaquin was killed in Parkland, asserted: 'And in 2018, this assault weapon was used to murder Joaquin Oliver and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. And in Boulder, Orlando, Las Vegas, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Waffle House, San Bernardino, Midland/Odessa, Poway Synagogue, Sutherland Springs, Tree of Life Synagogue...'

Newtown Action Alliance, a nonprofit grassroot formed after the Sandy Hook shooting, added: 'Shame on you@LindseyGrahamSC! Your argument is completely flawed. The assault weapons ban would have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy. The shooter's mom would not have been able to purchase an AR-15 legally and you know it'

Newtown Action Alliance, a nonprofit grassroot formed after the Sandy Hook shooting, added: 'Shame on you@LindseyGrahamSC! Your argument is completely flawed. The assault weapons ban would have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy. The shooter's mom would not have been able to purchase an AR-15 legally and you know it'

The sentiment was shared by Kris Brown, president of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, who said that Graham's post was 'entire false'

The sentiment was shared by Kris Brown, president of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, who said that Graham's post was 'entire false'

The sentiment was shared by Kris Brown, president of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, who said that Graham's post was 'entire false.'

'FACT CHECK: Entirely false,' she declared. 'When the federal assault weapon ban was in effect (1994-2004), America saw a: — 37% decline in gun massacres — 70% decline in assault weapons traced to gun crimes In the decade after the ban expired, fatalities in gun massacres went up by 347%.' 

A number of Democrats joined in on the criticism, slamming Graham for 'fear mongering.'   

'He's still fearmongering that Americans need weapons of war to defend themselves if a disaster causes a societal breakdown,' said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). 'But it's his job to help ensure disasters don't cause societal breakdowns. And to help avoid mass murders. #EndGunViolence'   

'He's still fearmongering that Americans need weapons of war to defend themselves if a disaster causes a societal breakdown,' said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). 'But it's his job to help ensure disasters don't cause societal breakdowns. And to help avoid mass murders. #EndGunViolence'

'He's still fearmongering that Americans need weapons of war to defend themselves if a disaster causes a societal breakdown,' said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). 'But it's his job to help ensure disasters don't cause societal breakdowns. And to help avoid mass murders. #EndGunViolence'

'That weapon is the preferred choice for mass murderers, you sociopath. It's been used to kill kids in schools,' Nathan Schneider, a House candidate in Washington state. 'F**k off indefinitely. #GunViolence #BoulderMassacre #GunReformNow'

'That weapon is the preferred choice for mass murderers, you sociopath. It's been used to kill kids in schools,' Nathan Schneider, a House candidate in Washington state. 'F**k off indefinitely. #GunViolence #BoulderMassacre #GunReformNow'

Katie Hill, a former Congresswoman in California, said: 'Lindsey I¿m sorry but there is literally nothing you could do to look macho. Especially this'

Katie Hill, a former Congresswoman in California, said: 'Lindsey I’m sorry but there is literally nothing you could do to look macho. Especially this'

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-PA) stated: 'This is verifiably false and Sen. Graham knows it. He has stood in the way of common sense reform for years now. We need action at the federal ¿ and at the state level, that¿s I¿m why I¿ve partnered with @RepBenSanchez on reform measures in the state house. It¿s time to act!'

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-PA) stated: 'This is verifiably false and Sen. Graham knows it. He has stood in the way of common sense reform for years now. We need action at the federal — and at the state level, that’s I’m why I’ve partnered with @RepBenSanchez on reform measures in the state house. It’s time to act!'

'That weapon is the preferred choice for mass murderers, you sociopath. It's been used to kill kids in schools,' Nathan Schneider, a House candidate in Washington state. 'F**k off indefinitely. #GunViolence #BoulderMassacre #GunReformNow'

Katie Hill, a former Congresswoman in California, said: 'Lindsey I’m sorry but there is literally nothing you could do to look macho. Especially this.'  

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-PA) stated: 'This is verifiably false and Sen. Graham knows it. He has stood in the way of common sense reform for years now. We need action at the federal — and at the state level, that’s I’m why I’ve partnered with @RepBenSanchez on reform measures in the state house. It’s time to act!'

'How sad — instead of @LindseyGrahamSC working on solutions to #EndGunViolence in America he continues to propagate these weapons of war that are commonly used in mass shootings,' chided Joseph Sakran, a trauma surgeon. 

A number of people relished in the opportunity to poke fun at Senator Graham, including comedian Desus Nice. 

A number of people relished in the opportunity to poke fun at Senator Graham, including comedian Desus Nice

A number of people relished in the opportunity to poke fun at Senator Graham, including comedian Desus Nice

Parkland victim's father blasts Senator Lindsey Graham for posing with an AR-15 assault rifle in the wake of mass shootings, telling him: 'future mass murderers are paying attention to you' Parkland victim's father blasts Senator Lindsey Graham for posing with an AR-15 assault rifle in the wake of mass shootings, telling him: 'future mass murderers are paying attention to you' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:49 Rating: 5

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