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Thomas Massie: US Congressman condemned for Christmas guns photo

Added 12-05-21 08:04:02pm EST - “The image shows Thomas Massie and his family holding firearms days after a deadly school shooting.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Thomas Massie: US Congressman condemned for Christmas guns photo”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A US congressman has faced a barrage of criticism after he posted a Christmas photograph of his family posing with military-style rifles, just days after a deadly school shooting.

Kentucky's Republican representative, Thomas Massie, tweeted the photo with the caption: "Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo".

The post has been condemned by a host of families affected by gun violence, plus figures on both sides of politics.

In the wake of the controversy, Mr Massie has retweeted messages of support, and also those criticising him - directly engaging with several Twitter users who said he was tone deaf and insensitive.

In response to one person who wrote the "bar was on the floor, but somehow you managed to tunnel underneath it," the 50-year-old quipped that "The BAR is under the couch," referring to a type of military assault rifle.

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