Tomi Lahren is well-known for saying all of the wrong things, all of the time. But after 17 students and teachers were killed on Wednesday in Parkland, Florida, it seemed like it would be a good time for Lahren to keep to herself.
Apparently it wasn't. “This isn't about a gun it's about another lunatic,” Lahren tweeted Thursday.
But it is about guns, according to two Twitter users who go to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the shooting took place. “I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns,” a student named Carly wrote to Lahren. “You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings.”
Another student, who goes by Kyra online, also criticized Lahren’s comments. “A gun has killed 17 of my fellow classmates. A gun has traumatized my friends,” she wrote. “This could have been prevented.”
19-year-old Nikolas Cruz used an AR-15 to kill 17 people on Wednesday. Over a dozen more were hospitalized with injuries sustained from the shooting. Cruz has since been arrested, charged, and pled guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Lahren’s views are unsurprisingly not unlike those of President Trump, who failed to even mention the word “gun” during his comments addressing the shooting. Trump’s Thursday morning tweets were criticized by another Parkland student who goes by Sarah on Twitter. “I don’t want your condolences you fucking price (sic) of shit, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again,” she wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Sara later apologized for the profanity in her tweet, but still stands by her criticism.
Lahren has yet to respond to the students criticizing her.