Political Candidates Respond to 'Sickening and Senseless' San Bernardino Shooting

Politicians from both sides and celebrities are responding to America's latest mass shooting.

As the nation starts healing from the mass shooting in San Bernardino, political figures are weighing in on what happened.

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The New York Daily News front page read "God Isn't Fixing This" in response to the comments made by Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who offered prayers to the victims and families.

This has been on the cover far too often. https://t.co/kpSUXcAiOA pic.twitter.com/BrHzTr5zsU

December 3, 2015

Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, went to Twitter:

California shooting looks very bad. Good luck to law enforcement and God bless. This is when our police are so appreciated!

December 2, 2015

Ben Carson Tweeted:

My thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families in San Bernardino.

December 2, 2015

Jeb Bush also offered his prayers:

Praying for the victims, their families & the San Bernardino first responders in the wake of this tragic shooting.

December 2, 2015

Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley took a tough stance on Twitter against the NRA:

Horrifying news out of #SanBernardino. Enough is enough: it's time to stand up to the @NRA and enact meaningful gun safety laws

December 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton refused to accept this type of occurrence as normal in America:

I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb

December 2, 2015

Bernie Sanders echoed similar sentiments:

Mass shootings are becoming an almost-everyday occurrence in this country. This sickening and senseless gun violence must stop.

December 2, 2015

Social media also lit up with celebrity reaction.

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Amy Schumer, a vocal critic of gun violence, wrote:

This is absolutely heartbreaking-all my love to everyone in San Bernardino especially the first responders. These shootings must stop.

December 2, 2015

it doesn't have to be this way. join the movement and help us #endgunviolence -> https://t.co/SFuib5f6JW

December 2, 2015

Christina Applegate tweeted:

Wow. Once again heart is breaking. This has to stop!!!

December 2, 2015

Queen Latifiah sent out a heartfelt message to her fans:

@IAMQUEENLATIFAH pic.twitter.com/EgmeVK9Hop

December 3, 2015

A picture of a grizzly bear, California’s official state animal hugging the state flag has gone viral as part of #PrayForSanBernadino.


? #prayforsanbernardino #prayforcalifornia #prayfortheworld

A photo posted by Olive & June (@oliveandjune) on Dec 3, 2015 at 7:03am PST


Following the shooting, the Rockefeller Center annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York City saw an avalanche of tighter security. Large parts of Midtown Manhattan were shut down. Everyone entering the area was checked and anyone with an umbrella or book bag couldn't get through to see the lighting.

At the Los Angeles Lakers / Washington Wizards basketball game thousands of fans bowed their heads for a moment of silence as the lights were turned down.

President Obama was about to give CBS a prescheduled interview news of the shooting broke.

He told CBS News: “We should never think that this is just something that just happens in the ordinary course of events because it doesn't happen with the same frequency in other countries."

He also said that America’s pattern of mass shootings “has no parallel anywhere else in the world.”

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