Congressman Thomas Massie posts family photo with guns, asks Santa for ammo, days after Michigan school shooting

U.S. Representative Thomas Massie is under fire after tweeting a photo of him and his family holding guns in front of a Christmas tree, just days after four teenagers were killed in a school shooting in Michigan. .

“Merry Christmas!, ps. Santa, please bring ammo,” read Saturday’s tweet by the Republican representative from Kentucky, which shows people pictured holding various guns.

The reaction of parents with children to the school shooting was swift.

“@RepThomasMassie, since we’re sharing family photos, this is mine,” said Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was one of 17 people who died in a 2018 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. tweets. “One is the last picture I took of Jaime, the other is her burial place because of the Parkland school shooting.”

Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin also died in the Parkland shooting, told CNN’s Jim Acosta Saturday that Massie’s tweet was “the worst taste ever”.

“This is also what teaches us who to choose and not to vote for,” says Oliver. “It was a very unpleasant post.”

CNN has reached out to Massie and a spokesperson for the representative for comment but has not yet received a response.

On Tuesday, four students were killed in a shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, and seven were injured. A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the shooting and faces murder, terrorism and other counts, and his parents face four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting. shootings.

The attack was the deadliest school shooting in the US since eight students and two teachers were killed in May 2018 at Texas’ Santa Fe High School, according to a CNN tally. There have been 48 shootings this year at K-12 schools, 32 of them since August 1. Congressman Thomas Massie posts family photo with guns, asks Santa for ammo, days after Michigan school shooting

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