On December 17, 2021, a deadly school shooting took place in the Nashville district that was represented by Congressman Andy Ogles. In response to the tragedy, Rep. Ogles posted a statement expressing his condolences for the victims and their families.
However, what caught many people's attention was a photo he had previously shared on social media for Christmas. The photo featured Rep. Ogles and his family posing together with guns.
Dozens of Twitter users responded to Rep. Ogles' statement on the school shooting by reposting his controversial family photo with guns. Many expressed outrage at what they saw as an insensitive and inappropriate display of firearms in light of recent events.
One user wrote: "You can't post pictures like this after something like that happens...this is not okay." Another tweeted: "This is ridiculous - how can you be so insensitive?"
Rep. Ogles has not yet responded to the criticism surrounding his family's gun-toting Christmas photo amid growing calls for him to issue an apology or take down the picture altogether.
The incident highlights once again how sensitive gun ownership remains in America following mass shootings such as those seen recently in schools across the country. While some argue that owning firearms is a constitutional right protected under the Second Amendment, others call for stricter gun control measures to prevent similar tragedies from occurring again.
As investigations into what led up to the Nashville school shooting continue, it remains unclear whether any action will be taken against Congressman Andy Ogles over his controversial social media post featuring firearms in front of his entire family during Christmas time - but one thing is certain: many people are now paying close attention to how politicians handle issues related to guns in wake of such devastating incidents happening too often lately all around US schools where children should feel safe and secure learning environment without fear or violence breaking out unexpectedly without warning signs.