- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s social media manager has a blunt message for the National Rifle Association: “F*** off.”

Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, penned an editorial on Monday for USA Today. Mrs. Clinton’s social media guru, Emmy Bengtson, soon responded with profanity to his “Opposing View” piece titled, “Guns laws don’t deter terrorist.”

“Radical Islamic terrorists are not deterred by gun control laws. The San Bernardino terrorist attack wasn’t stopped by California’s so-called ‘assault weapons’ ban,” Mr. Cox wrote. “The gun ban in Brussels didn’t prevent the terrorist attack there. And France’s strict gun control didn’t stop the two attacks in Paris, committed with fully-automatic rifles and grenades. Repeating the same thing but expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.”

The commentary, which came in the wake of the Orlando, Fla., terrorist attack that killed 49 and wounded 53 others, enraged Ms. Bengtson.

“F**k you,” she tweeted.

Hillary’s social media person’s message to me and millions of other honest, lawful Americans,” replied political commentator Nathan Wurtzel.

The news curation website Twitchy echoed Mr. Wurtzel’s sentiment by sarcastically calling the outburst “classy.”

Mrs. Clinton also reacted on Monday to 29-year-old security guard Omar Mateen’s terrorist attack by drawing attention to gun laws.

“Weapons of war have no place on our streets,” the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee told an audience in Cleveland, Ohio. “If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. she said. And you shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show. And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.”

Mateen was shot and killed by a SWAT team that was called in to end the deadly standoff.

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