Rep. Massie shares Christmas photo of entire family holding guns, triggered left lose their minds

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Proud Republican and Second Amendment supporter Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky is being denounced and demonized by Democrat activists and their media allies for the purported sin of exercising his constitutional rights.

Massie is a legal gun owner. So are the members of his family.

On Saturday, the Republican congressman posted a “Merry Christmas” tweet containing a photo of his family standing or sitting in front of a Christmas tree. Each member of the family, all of them adults, was carrying a legal firearm.

Besides saying “Merry Christmas,” the tweet also asked Santa Clause to “bring more ammo.”


The tweet boasted nearly 60,000 likes as of Sunday morning because America is awash in proud gun owners who recognize the importance of the Second Amendment.

But the tweet was also littered with negative comments from leftists — including “journalists,” professors and actors, of course — accusing the congressman of being “disgusting” and “insensitive” for celebrating his constitutional rights.

According to his critics, his decision to post the photo showed a lack of empathy because it was posted only days after a mass school shooting in Michigan.

Some critics also predictably made it racial, accusing Massie’s family of being “insecure, frightened white folks.”

Here’s a sample of the backlash:

The backlash goes on for days, and that’s just the backlash from blue check mark elites.

As of Sunday morning, there were likewise also hundreds, if not thousands, of media reports slamming the so-called “controversial” Republican for his photo.

One media report came from CNN, where a father who lost his son during the Parkland shooting in 2018 called the post “very nasty” and compared it to death threats.

“I don’t feel sad when I see this kind of weird messages from people or threats. I receive them all day long. I feel that I need to do a better job,” he said.

He meant that he needs “to do a better job” advocating for gun control.


Meanwhile, Fred Guttenberg, a far-left activist who also lost a child during the Parkland shooting, argued in a Twitter post that “the Michigan school shooter and his family used to take photos like yours as well.”

He was basically equating Massie’s family to that of the Michigan mass shooter.


Apparently, leftists believe that taking a photo of oneself holding up a gun now counts as an endorsement of mass shootings. It’s unclear whether they similarly believe that taking a photo of oneself standing next to an SUV — like the SUV used to kill six people during the Waukesha rampage — is likewise an endorsement of running people over.

Probably not, given that the Waukesha rampage has received roughly 1/10th the coverage that the Michigan shooting has from the establishment press.

Although the rampage occurred roughly a week before the school shooting and involved more deaths, the name of the black nationalist suspect — “Darrell Brooks” — brings up only about four million hits on Google.

Conversely, the name of the young white boy suspect — “Ethan Crumbley” — in the Michigan school shooting brings up over 32 million results. This doesn’t seem coincidental.

(Source: Google)

Despite all the backlash being aimed at Massie,  he does have his supporters, including conservative firebrand Candace Owens.

“I don’t have the deranged brain of a leftist. Can somebody explain to me how they worked out that the Michigan school shooting is @RepThomasMassie’s fault because he shared a picture of him and his family holding legal fire arms?” she tweeted late Saturday.

The problem is that the left refuses to separate the tools that are used to kill from the people who use said tools to indeed kill.

As noted by North Carolina congressional candidate Christine Villaverde in the tweet below, the truth remains that guns weren’t to blame for the mass shooting in Michigan, just as SUVs weren’t to blame for the rampage in Wisconsin.

However, it appears that in the minds of cognitively dissonant leftists, guns ARE to blame for the mass shooting, but SUVs aren’t to blame for the rampage …


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