- The Washington Times - Monday, October 2, 2017

British evolutionary biologist and famed atheist Richard Dawkins sparked outrage on Twitter after he mocked Southern accents and the Second Amendment in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“Durn tootin’, great shootin’. Cool dude sertin’ he’s 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell yeah!” the 76-year-old tweeted Monday morning. “Every country has its psychopaths. In US they have guns.”

The tweet came just hours after a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 515 others attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

Mr. Dawkins‘ tweet was met with swift backlash, including by some of his own fans who said it crossed the line.

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