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Gabby Giffords Called For Unity After Today’s Shooting. Trump Fans’ Responses Are Revolting

Gabby Giffords Called For Unity After Today’s Shooting. Trump Fans’ Responses Are Revolting

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The attempted assassination of members of Congress today – in which several people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise were shot – is only the most recent example of political gun violence in America.

In 2011, a gunman shot Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six people including a federal judge, and wounded an additional twelve. Giffords survived, and in response to today’s violence tweeted:

She later released a longer statement:

Coming from Giffords, herself the direct victim of similar violence, the message is especially poignant. It demonstrates both compassion and political restraint. Unfortunately, in an all-too-common occurrence on the internet, she was soon callously attacked by other Trump supporters on twitter:

https://twitter.com/DACHIBEAR85/status/874973254510931968

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One user rejected Giffords’s call for peace and advocated the assassination of Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

Some tried to blame the shooting on the investigation into Trump’s Russia connections:

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https://twitter.com/Reality_Hurts41/status/875066768678629376

https://twitter.com/MelTurtletaub/status/874980209568739328

https://twitter.com/Chopped_66/status/875086155078873088

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Still other Trump supporters were borderline nonsensical:

As well as the usual Trumpist conspiracy theorists:

https://twitter.com/tafkarz/status/875104615687045120

It seems Republicans are all too happy to order Democrats to show restraint and avoid talking about gun control after mass shootings, but the same restraint doesn’t extend to themselves.

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