A shooting at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan, on Monday left three people dead and one person injured.
Actor Wil Wheaton took to Twitter to give his commentary on the situation and blamed the shooting on the National Rifle Association.
The only problem was that the shooter was an inmate and the gun he used was stolen from a deputy transferring him to the jail.
In other words, this shooting, like most, had nothing to do with the NRA.
Wheaton has been known for his roles in both movies and films and he has over 3 million followers on Twitter.
He confused and angered many of his followers when he Tweeted that the Michigan courthouse incident was a “mass shooting” that could be blamed on the NRA.
“Welcome to America. It has been 0 days since our last mass shooting. #F**ktheNRA,” the actor wrote.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 11, 2016
At 4:30 p.m. — more than two hours after Wheaton’s tweet — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder tweeted that the investigation was ongoing, and information would be shared as it became available.
Perhaps the washed up actor should have waited for the investigation to conclude before making a statement, but his followers didn’t let him get away with spreading false information.
“Why wait for the facts when you can just lash out?” asked one.
— Patrick (@BMF_BanE) July 11, 2016
— Carey Schumacher (@9Carey) July 11, 2016
The truth is that the NRA had nothing to with this. The officer would be entitled to a firearm even if those like Wheaton got their way and disarmed the public.