House Democrat slams NRA in wake of Texas shooting

House Democrat slams NRA in wake of Texas shooting
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonDem lawmaker: 'Trump's presidency is the real national emergency' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - All eyes on Trump after lawmakers reach spending deal Overnight Defense: Acting Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan | US, Taliban peace talks intensify | Trump tweets in Persian to send message to Iran | Defense world pays tribute to Walter Jones MORE (D-Mass.) on Sunday slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for posting a tweet about gun terminology in the wake of reports about a shooting in Texas.

“Thanks, @NRA, for helping us focus on the real issues here, literally minutes after more Americans are massacred,” Moulton wrote on Twitter, quoting a post from the NRA. 


The tweet Moulton referenced from the NRA included a link to one of its blog posts that details the differences between various gun parts.

“Correct and protect the record. Please help folks get these terms right” the NRA wrote, along with a picture showing a clip compared to a magazine. The tweet has since been deleted.

Brands and large organizations such as the NRA often schedule tweets in advance.

According to reports, multiple people are dead after a shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE, who is currently in the midst of a five-nation tour of Asia, tweeted that he is monitoring the incident from Japan.