WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – Geraldo Rivera had some choice words for the National Rifle Association after Wednesday’s mass shooting in California.
The Fox News host hammered out a series of angry tweets as the tragedy was unfolding.
In a later tweet, Rivera wrote “The NRA is full of s***”.
Rivera also had praise for the law enforcement officers who secured the scene and later killed the shooting suspects.
It’s not the first time Rivera has blasted gun culture in the United States. He has frequently made comments about the gun lobby following mass shootings.
After a gunman killed eight students at Umpqua Community College in Oregon in October, Rivera used his Facebook page to say it was time for politicians to confront the NRA.
“The gun lobby controls the country, and allows armed maniacal lunatics to roam free and kill,” he wrote.
Wearing black tactical gear and wielding assault rifles, Syed Rizwan Farook, a 28-year-old county restaurant inspector, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, opened fire at a social service center shortly after he slipped away from a banquet he was attending there.
Four hours later and a few miles away, the couple were shot to death in their rented vehicle in a furious gunbattle with police. During the shootout, the couple fired 76 rounds, while law officers unleashed about 380, the police chief said.
Twenty-one people were injured before the day was out, including two police officers, authorities said. Two of the wounded were listed in critical condition Thursday.
It was the nation’s deadliest mass shooting since the Newtown, Connecticut, school tragedy three years ago that left 26 children and adults dead.
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