By AATTP contributing author, the Progressive Populist
Nate Bell is a Republican lawmaker who is a lifetime NRA member, and has backed legislation in Arkansas to make concealed carry permits cheaper and to stop the governor from regulating firearms, even in state emergencies.
The classless and insensitive tweet is shown here…
Bell apologized later for his timing of the tweet on his Facebook and Twitter feeds. His apology:
I would like to apologize to the people of Boston & Massachusetts for the poor timing of my tweet earlier this morning. As a staunch and unwavering supporter of the individual right to self defense, I expressed my point of view without thinking of its effect on those still in time of crisis. In hindsight, given the ongoing tragedy that is still unfolding, I regret the poor choice of timing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers were with the people of Boston overnight and will continue as they recover from this tragedy.
Nonetheless, we are certain that Bell meant every word of what he said, and was looking to score political points at an extremely turbulent time while the manhunt for the bombers was still taking place.
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