San Bernardino Shooting: GOP Offers Prayers; Democrats Demand Action

San Bernardino Shooting: GOP Offers Prayers; Democrats Demand Action December 2, 2015

After the mass shooting in San Bernardino today Republican presidential candidates offer prayers while the Democratic presidential candidates demand action.

At least 14 people are dead and another 14 are injured after gunmen opened fire on a center for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday.

The Washington Post reports the shooting is the deadliest since 2012, when 20 children and 6 adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.

The immediate reaction to the shooting is telling. Looking at the Twitter feeds of 2016 presidential candidates a distinct pattern can be seen: Republicans offer prayers; Democrats demand action.

From Republicans:

From Democrats:

For the record, history demonstrates that prayers are a futile and inadequate response to gun violence.

This is a developing story. At the time of posting the gunmen have not been identified, and their motives remain unknown.

(H/T Towleroad)

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(Image via YouTube)

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