Minutes After YouTube HQ Shooting, People Call to ‘Politicize the F**k Out of It’ for Gun Control

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On Tuesday afternoon, a shooter, who has been identified as a female, opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. According to Police Chief Ed Barberini, three people were injured, and the shooter was found dead on the campus.

However, before any info was even released on the shooting and as news was only being spread via social media, several people took to Twitter, calling on their followers to politicize the tragedy immediately.

Michael Ian Black, a comedian, actor, writer, and director with over 2 million followers on Twitter, quickly stated, “I’m going to politicize the f**k out of it, and so should you.”

He received heavy criticism but stood behind his original tweet:

He later added that he is, in fact, “coming for your guns” and that he wants to “repeal the Second Amendment.”

Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca also weighed in with similar views.

“Politicize this shooting,” she said. “Politicize all shootings.”

Brianna Wu, a Massachusetts candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, stated that she would not send her thoughts and prayers to the victims and instead offered a “three point plan to address our gun crisis”:

She added that “when a mass shooting happens, the @nra and their shills pull out their shopworn bag of cheap silencing tactics.”

One witness, who was interviewed just after the shooting, had a very different approach.

He said, “I didn’t have a gun on me, but I wish I did.”

Watch the clip below.

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