Over Mother's Day weekend, there were at least nine mass shootings in the United States, combining for 15 deaths and 30 injuries.
But despite the neverending death toll, Republicans and gun rights groups continue to ignore the impact America's relaxed gun regulations have on the grieving populace.
On Mother's Day, for instance, the NRA sent out a message from their official Twitter account which included a picture of a mother and her young daughter both happily clutching high powered rifles.
The photo's caption read:
"Mama didn't raise a victim."
Happy Mother’s Day to all NRA moms! On top of the millions of other jobs moms have, NRA moms fight for our right… https://t.co/2S4oModDN0— NRA (@NRA)1620577284.0
The blowback on Twitter was harsh and immediate, repeatedly calling out the NRA for making children with killing machines seem fun and cute and blaming victims.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the grieving moms. On top of millions of other jobs moms have, far to many have to ta… https://t.co/TOXILMetx8— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1620609466.0
This is really, really gross. To willingly and smilingly introduce your child to the notion of violent homicide by… https://t.co/OIvy59ODpC— Andy Richter (@Andy Richter)1620614676.0
Many replied to the tweet calling for long-awaited, publicly supported gun regulations in the United States.
The @NRA is a terrorist organization. https://t.co/oiMlRmXIl5— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1620615474.0
There was another mass shooting in America today, this time in #ColoradoSprings. But hey, let’s use children as pr… https://t.co/g0MpyEmwws— Sean Mills 🐱 (@Sean Mills 🐱)1620604165.0
Can Congress declare the NRA as a terrorist organization and get them defunded?— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1620598602.0
Is it my imagination, or are we having a couple of mass shootings every day now in the US? If the NRA was based in… https://t.co/XQVsNeyNwG— Steve Silberman (@Steve Silberman)1620599048.0
The NRA thought that this was an appropriate thing to tweet out on Mother’s Day. 7 people killed at a birthday par… https://t.co/BP5Pr0MVn3— 🇺🇸🇺🇸Biden Loving PATRIOT 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸🇺🇸Biden Loving PATRIOT 🇺🇸🇺🇸)1620603451.0
Six people were killed at a Colorado Springs birthday party on the same day the NRA tweeted about not raising a "victim."
Six people were shot and killed by a gunman at a birthday party in Colorado Springs this morning - on Mother’s Day.… https://t.co/aWguHVJimA— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts)1620601116.0
@NRA Wow! Aside from a kid with a rifle being disturbing, the mom has a drum, sights and a suppressor. So she is se… https://t.co/FyRZ3zsVE1— Only The Truth (@Only The Truth)1620597185.0
Many on Twitter wondered how many deaths it would take for the NRA to finally acknowledge its role in the continued violence.
Three days ago, a middle school girl shot 3 people Now-on Mother’s Day-the NRA posts a tweet glorifying the idea o… https://t.co/aHKHvz6STr— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast)1620623036.0
let us count how many mothers/children were murdered this year thx to the @NRA ❤️ https://t.co/JG5Dz72Csu— wowowewa (@wowowewa)1620615320.0
This wasn't an appropriate Mother's Day message.
It's truly disturbing this even needs to be said.