GOP candidates slammed on Twitter for ‘thoughts and prayers’

In the wake of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, journalists, celebrities and citizens took to the social media platform to demand action against gun violence.

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On Monday, 14 people were killed and 17 others were injured when an armed man and a woman entered the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and shot county health officials who were gathered in the conference center for an employee banquet. Both suspected shooters were killed after the initial attack.

It is the nation’s deadliest mass shooting since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, almost three years ago.

GOP candidates tweeted out their condolences to the victims and their families, many of them sending prayers:

California shooting looks very bad. Good luck to law enforcement and God bless. This is when our police are so appreciated!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families in San Bernardino.

— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) December 2, 2015

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