Twitter reacts to the Sandy Hook Shooting and “Today is the Day”

  1. From this NBC Connecticut article: “I was in the gym and I heard a loud, like seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner, so we all huddled,” one student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown told NBC Connecticut. “And I kept hearing these booming noises. And we all … started crying.

    “All the gym teachers told us to go into the office where no one could find us,” she added. “So then a police officer came in and told us to run outside. So we did and we came in the firehouse and waited for our parents.”

  2. The gunman is suspected to be the father of a student at the school. Reports of a potential second shooter outside of the school are emerging. They say that a man is in police custody who was standing in the woods outside the school, wearing camouflage.
  3. Witnesses told media that they heard, “over 100 rounds” go off inside the school. It is also reported that the gunman had two to four weapons, and entered the school wearing a mask and dressed in all black.
    NBC Connecticut said the school is usually locked and visitors are required to be allowed entrance.
  4. A prayer vigil allegedly planned for the White House at 4:30 p.m. Residents are “demanding a plan” around gun laws and protection.

  5. People are outraged that politicians are saying today is, “not the day” to talk about this.
  6. lanceorchid
    #TodayIsTheDay Now is the time! Enough is enough. Will you join me in front of the White House at 4:30PM #sandyhook #DemandAPlan
  7. touchofgrey81
    “We have to have this conversation”-Colin Goddard, victim of VaTech shooting. #todayistheday #newtown
  8. TonyaSimmons
    The #NRA needs to drown in the blood of the Victims of gun violence. #Todayistheday
  9. RedheadKnitster
    I think today is the perfect day to talk about gun control!! Do we wait until the sting is gone? #todayistheday
  10. dyrbert
    #TodayIsTheDay until we pass laws that strengthen both our mental health system and our “prevention of massacre” laws. @whitehouse
  11. pastormykmac
    Join the PRAYER VIGIL @4:30PM at THE WHITE HOUSE to pray for victims in Connecticut & DEMAND an end to GUN VIOLENCE#todayistheday#lifelines
  12. Tell me again why a citizen needs a weapon of war. Not too soon to address gun control, it’s too late. #SandyHook http://pic.twitter.com/vV3BV3Xg
  13. efox17
    @BarackObama it’s time to go big on gun control Mr. President. #todayistheday
  14. CriticalAlpha
    @BarackObama do something NOW about gun control. This was an act of pure terror with the means sponsored by the NRA. Act!! #todayistheday
  15. sillEeitaK
    Jay Carney said today is not the day to talk gun violence. Join families affected by gun violence at the White House at 4:30.#todayIStheday
  16. KJMacDonald
    If I had a dollar for every time someone says “today is not the day” after a(nother) mass shooting, I’d be rich. #TodayISTheDay
  17. Twitter reacts to the news of the shooting:
  18. meranrose
    Shooting things is not okay. Shooting grown-ups is super not okay. Shooting kids violates the concept of “okay” at every level. #sandyhook
  19. Stealx
    Don’t you dare try to justify gun laws to me today, fuck you NRA #SandyHook
  20. goodchillin
    Unimaginable. My heart is broken for the #sandyhook victims and their families.
  21. KVCDodge
    Very saddened by the shooting at #SandyHook Elementary School this morning. Please keep the victims, friends & family in your prayers.
  22. Simply_julee
    It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear about the shooting at Sandy Hook elem. school. Who would hurt young children? #horrific #SandyHook
  23. WellTayleredPR
    Thoughts and prayers go to the children & families in Connecticut at #SandyHook Elementary.
  24. kkayyppee
    RT @haleyaquene: Children should never be exposed or targeted with such awful actions. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims #sandyhook
  25. Ann_Howard
    absolutely unbelievable. sickening to think of the children killed by that psycho. #sandyhook #prayfornewtown
  26. goldenlife220
    I’m so heartbroken right now. The only thing I know to do is to call on Jesus. #SandyHook
  27. Watchdogsniffer
    .223-caliber ASSAULT rifle – Made for assaulting people…. this time assaulting teachers and children. #SandyHook #NowIsTheTime
  28. s_jayne_xo
    RT @meagxo: What is the deal with all these shootings!!! So sad, they are KIDS!! #SandyHook
  29. Much discussion in the U.S. recently has been around gun control. The U.S. has had several mass shooting rampages that have taken the lives of many people.
  30. Almica1988
    Why is there even a law that makes guns legal ? WTF !!! I got two kids in elementary school ! And this is breaking. My heart ! #sandyHook
  31. caprafan
    What will it take, America? Gun control now. #sandyhook #shooting
  32. Bearovski
    #SandyHook is a tragedy.What would be an even bigger tragedy is if #GunControl isn’t handled – with more bloodshed in 2013, 2014, 2015…

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