GOP lawmaker: ‘How many Boston libs spent the night cowering…wishing they had AR-15′

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During the Friday morning manhunt for the still-at-large younger of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, an Arkansas lawmaker tweeted his own take on the situation and correlated it with the national gun control debate.

Noting that authorities cautioned everyone to remain indoors, Arkansas House member Nate Bell tweeted, “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a high-capacity magazine?” The #2A hashtag refers to the Second Amendment.

Bell tweet

Later, he thought better of his actions and posted an apology on his Facebook page:

“I would like to apologize to the people of Boston & Massachusetts for the poor timing of my tweet earlier this morning. As a staunch and unwavering supporter of the individual right to self defense, I expressed my point of view without thinking of its effect on those still in time of crisis. In hindsight, given the ongoing tragedy that is still unfolding, I regret the poor choice of timing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers were with the people of Boston overnight and will continue as they recover from this tragedy.”

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino co-founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2006 along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

H/T The Blaze

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