The Ohio State University attack that ended with the suspected attacker being taken down by police has already sparked gun debates on social media.
Anti-gun advocates were the first to start the debate.
Although the “shooter” didn’t actually have a gun, prominent gun control activist, Shannon Watts, was quick to make sure that gun enthusiasts were aware that more gun restriction laws could have prevented this tragedy:
For school shooting victims it's not too soon to discuss our nation's lax gun laws – it's too late
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— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 28, 2016
Others attributed the incident at Ohio State University to a lack of common sense gun control.
But Dana Loesch, NRA advocate and host of the “Dana Show” on The Blaze TV, called out the rush to blame guns for an incident where not all the facts were known:
Before Bloomberg’s gun control lobbyists try to politicize an active event, maybe wait for all facts or at least include affected in prayer.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 28, 2016
Loesch was right. The active “shooter” turned out to have attacked his victims with his car and a butcher knife. The only gun used in the incident was one used by a cop who shot and killed the attacker.
But that information did not stop people from denouncing the NRA and the “gun manufacturing industry lobby” as a whole:
The battle over gun rights continues to rage on, but it is only a matter of time before Capitol Hill uses this tragedy in the fight over gun control legislation.