How 2016 candidates reacted to past shootings

Most 2016 presidential candidates quickly jumped in to offer their “thoughts and prayers” on Twitter following Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

It’s a gesture that seems to have become sadly routine on the campaign trail. As you can see below, presidential aspirants have fired off nearly identical tweets in the aftermath of several high profile shootings this year. 

Many gun control advocates have grown frustrated with this repeating cycle. For them, “thoughts and prayers” are not nearly enough. They want action. 

Inland Regional Center shooting in San Bernardino, California

Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon

WDBJ shooting in Roanoke, Virginia

Tennessee National Guard shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina

Election 2016 and Gun Violence

How 2016 candidates reacted to past shootings