Actor Winkler: Do Nothing To Promote Gun Control ‘Until We Have All Shot Each Other’
WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) – Many people have already taken to Twitter to express their grief, prayers, and in some cases – politics – over the social network in the Washington Navy Yard shooting that officials say left at least six people dead.
Among them, actor Henry Winkler – made famous for his role as leather-clad auto mechanic “Fonzie” on the 1970s American sitcom “Happy Days” – tweeted his own sarcastic commentary: “ANOTHER shooting in WASH D.C. PLEASE America do nothing to promote gun control.because thats how we roll until we have all shot each other,” wrote the actor.
According to reports from The Associated Press, at least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said six people were killed and as many as 10 were wounded, including a law enforcement officer.
The shooter has died, though it wasn’t immediately clear how, according to a Defense Department official and federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Two other officials have said police were looking into the possibility of a second shooter.
But the series of reports did not stop the social media world from continuing their commentary on the developing D.C. story.
“Complete gun control zone. only criminals have guns,” one Twitter user responded to Winkler.
Gun control has been a prevalent issue within the U.S. after proposed legislation to expand gun laws was struck down by Congress earlier this year following last December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
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