House Democrats ripped for tweet on banning semi-automatic rifles: ‘Party against civil rights’

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The official Twitter account of House Democrats was pummeled by social media users after it called for action against all semi-automatic rifles.

“Semiautomatic rifles are weapons of war. House Democrats tweeted Wednesday that refusing to act and save lives is an immoral abandonment your constitutional duty.

The House voted on Wednesday along party lines to pass new gun legislation. However, it is unlikely that the Senate will approve of its current form. The bill would prohibit the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 15 rounds. It would also encourage safer gun storage and create new criminal penalties for gun owners who allow minors to acquire guns with the intent of inflicting harm.

Semi-automatic rifles are self-loading rifles that fire one round per pull of the trigger.

The House committee heard testimony from families of shooting victims. The White House later praised the legislation.

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., together with other Democratic leaders, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. ((AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta))

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    Miah Cerrillo, a fourth grade student at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and survivor of the mass shooting appears on a screen during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

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    Zeneta Everhart, Roy Guerrero, Miguel Cerrillo, and Lucretia Hughes are sworn in to testify during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2022. ((Photo by ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images))

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But the tweet from House Democrats signaled further action that was not included in the legislation. The post was alarming to many prominent conservative Twitter accounts.

“The Second Amendment protects the rights of individuals to possess weapons of war. Justin Amash, a former member of Congress and libertarian, tweeted that it was “literally why it exists.” Gabriella Hoffman,

Media strategist, and TownHall writer, also took aim at House Democrats for conflating semi-automatic rifles as actual “weapons to war.” “

Senior TownHall columnist Kurt Schlichter was a bit more blunt than his colleague. He wrote, “Kiss my a -you communist pieces s —,’,”

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Former U.S. Army Special Forces Jim Hanson added that Democrats are becoming “ever more tyrannical,” and were a reason that the Second Amendment exists in the first place.

“Believe them when they admit it out loud,” Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy tweeted.

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Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Texas, also weighed in on the tweet.

Plenty of other prominent Twitter users also offered their reactions.

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Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

Nikolas Lanum is an associate editor for Fox News Digital.

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