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