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GOP Congressman posts gun-themed Christmas picture just days after school shooting

Rep. Thomas Massie and his family
Rep. Thomas Massie and his familyPhoto: Twitter screenshot

A Republican Congressman is getting criticized for his “deranged” Christmas family picture that he shared on social media just day after a school shooting.

“Merry Christmas!” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) tweeted. “ps. Santa, please bring more ammo.”

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The picture shows him, his wife, and his children smiling maniacally and holding rifles.

Criticism was rampant on Twitter, partly because of Massey’s timing, sharing the picture just days after the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan that left four students dead and 7 injured. 15-year-old shooter Ethan Crumbley has been arrested.

Crumbley’s parents Jennifer and James Crumbley have also been arrested and charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly giving Ethan access to the weapon. Prosecutors believe that they had a very lax attitude about guns and made them “a family hobby.”

“LOL I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught,” Jennifer Crumbley allegedly texted her son after he was caught searching for ammo on his phone at school the day before the shooting.

But one person really liked the picture: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

“That’s my kind of Christmas card!” she said in response to Massie’s picture.

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