Marco Rubio gets trashed on Twitter after saying this isn’t the time to talk about gun control

On Wednesday, after the high school shooting in Parkland Florida, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was quick to say that gun control may not have prevented the shooting.

During his appearance on Fox News, Rubio was asked if it was “the appropriate time” to talk about gun control. To which Rubio replied, “It’s not, only because people don’t know how this happened. [We don’t know] who this person is, what motivated them, how did they get a hold of the weapon that they used for this attack.”

However, we already know who the shooter is. He was identified as Nikolaus Cruz, a 19-year-old Trump supporter who had a fascination with guns. We also know that Cruz used an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to carry out the shooting.

Rubio continued, “I think it’s important to know all of that before you jump to conclusions that there’s some law we could have passed that could have prevented it. There may be, but shouldn’t we at least know the facts?”

He added, “I think that we can always have that debate but if you’re going to have the debate about this particular incident, you should know the facts of that incident before you run out and prescribe some law you claim could have prevented it.”

One thing to note about Rubio is that he has received $3,303,355 from the NRA while serving as a senator. Also during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle, he received an “A+” rating from the NRA.

Below are some reactions to Rubio’s comment:


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