Yesterday, a New York man who served 17 years in prison for killing his grandmother reportedly set a house and car on fire and then shot at emergency personnel who showed up, killing two firefighters.
Gun control advocates immediately took to Twitter to express their outrage.
They weren’t outraged at the monster who carried out the shootings. No, they were outraged at the NRA.
— Hugh Jaeger (@HughJaeger) December 25, 2012
I'm guessing I'll hear a call from the NRA for armed protection at all fires.
Condolences to Webster, NY.
— Paul Rosemeyer (@paulrosemeyer) December 25, 2012
— Jason Gooljar (@wfpman) December 24, 2012
— iporem (@iporem) December 24, 2012
— Sarcastacus (@Sarcastacus) December 25, 2012
— Chris McLovin Babic (@mclovin9953) December 25, 2012
My heart goes out to all the victims and their families in Webster, NY. I wonder what the stupid NRA is going to say now…
— Eric Carver (@djericcarver) December 25, 2012
I can imagine what the NRA's response is going to be. I'm sure they will now want each fire station to have an arm… http://t.co/2d2ZhUUb
— joe villa (@mikeejoe) December 25, 2012
Thank you, NRA.
"FIREFIGHTERS SHOT DEAD AT HOUSE FIRE." http://t.co/POY176Qn
— Terrence (@IrishinNOLA) December 25, 2012
The man who carried out the shootings, William Spengler, was a convicted felon. As such, he was not allowed to own guns legally.
William Spangler (the pond scum that shot the firefighters) was a convicted felon, forbidden from owning firearms. Ya hear that leftists?
— Randy Herrmann (@Herrmann8er) December 24, 2012
William Spengler clearly was not someone who abides by the law. Would the proposals supported by gun control advocates have prevented him from obtaining his murder weapon? Color us skeptical.