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US politician Thomas Massie has been slammed for sharing a Christmas card photo of his family holding guns - just days after a school shooting killed four people in Michigan.
A 15-year-old student named Ethan Crumbley allegedly opened fire inside Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Michigan on Tuesday 30 November.
Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17, were all killed.
The Republican congressman posted the image on Twitter and it was captioned: “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo.”
Each family member are seen holding machine guns... because nothing quite says Merry Christmas like pointing a deadly weapon around a Christmas tree, right?
One user commented on the politician's post and wrote a heartbreaking message.
.@RepThomasMassie, since we are sharing family photos, here are mine. One is the last photo that I ever took of Jaime, the other is where she is buried because of the Parkland school shooting.— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) December 4, 2021
The Michigan school shooter and his family used to take photos like yours as well. pic.twitter.com/MsQWneJXAp
It read: "@RepThomasMassie, since we are sharing family photos, here are mine.
"One is the last photo that I ever took of Jaime, the other is where she is buried because of the Parkland school shooting.
"The Michigan school shooter and his family used to take photos like yours as well."
Someone else wrote: "What exactly is the point of this?
"How do you not understand how disturbing this is?
"We’re mourning the deaths of 4 precious kids who went to school only to be murdered by a classmate in yet another School Massacre & you post this?"
A third added: "Alexa, show me everything that's wrong with America in one photo."
Another said: "This makes you look so very frightened.
"I feel sorry for you."
Someone else concluded: "Good for you, you have a constitutional right to bear arms.
"Does this mean waving firearms around like you’re in some al-Qaeda video is an appropriate Christmas greeting?
"What the hell is wrong with you?"
Prosecutors charged Crumbley as an adult with murder, terrorism and other crimes and has been accused of killing four students and injuring five others, including a teacher.
His parents - Jennifer and James Crumbley - have also been charged with involuntary manslaughter and were found while on the run from police.
On Tuesday (23 Nov), a teacher found a note on the teenager’s desk and took a photo of a drawing of a gun pointing at the words, 'The thoughts won’t stop. Help me', Ms McDonald said.
There also was a drawing of a bullet, she said, with words above it: “Blood everywhere.”
Between the gun and the bullet was a person who appeared to have been shot twice and was bleeding.
Ethan also wrote, 'My life is useless' and 'The world is dead', according to the prosecutor.
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