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Hillary Clinton Politicizes Las Vegas Shooting: 'Stand Up to the NRA'

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pounds her fist as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton politicized the deaths of over 58 people in Las Vegas, Nevada, late Sunday night (PST). She explicitly targeted the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again,” Clinton declared in a tweet.

While she started her Twitter message sympathizing with the victims, she quickly transitioned to an attack on the NRA.

“Las Vegas, we are grieving with you—the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders, & all affected by this cold-blooded massacre,” Clinton tweeted. Immediately, she added, “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.”

Details from the shooting are still coming in — the death toll was updated to 58 shortly before noon, Eastern.

Clinton could not even wait until all the details were released before pinning this violence on the NRA.