It didn’t take long for at least one Hollywood actor to turn to gun control this morning. With details about the Washington Navy Yard shooting still widely unknown, “Happy Days” actor Henry Winkler wasted no time in making a sarcastic statement about the event — and gun control — on his official Twitter account.

Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control

“Happy Days” actor Henry Winkler (Photo Credit: Getty Images for CCTA)

“ANOTHER shooting in WASH D.C.,” he wrote. “PLEASE America do nothing to promote gun control because that’s how we roll until we have all shot each other.”

ANOTHER shooting in WASH D.C. PLEASE America do nothing to promote gun control .because thats how we roll until we have all shot each other
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@hwinkler4real
Henry Winkler

The curious comment sparked an array of responses. From agreement to people lambasting Winker’s quip as “ignorant,” the sentiment was certainly diverse (for updates about the shooting, go here).

Here are some of the initial responses to the actor’s tweet:

@ seriously. Un-follow. GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM, just look at Chicago, criminals don't follow the law
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@GSloanDH11
Gregory Sloan
@ I could not agree more! It's truly a shame what our government feels is important and what is not to protect us
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@kade6767
Mitchell

Winkler wasn’t alone in his response, of course. Alexey Pushkov, Russia’s nation’s parliamentary foreign affairs chief, also issued offensive commentary about the shooting. Using his own brand of sarcasm to try and knock down the notion of American exceptionalism (the idea that the U.S. was uniquely created), Pushkow pointed to this morning’s tragic rampage.

“A new shootout at Navy headquarters in Washington – a lone gunman and 7 corpses,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “Nobody’s even surprised anymore. A clear confirmation of ‘American exceptionalism.’”

Conservative commentator David Frum also launched into a series of tweets this morning about the shooting and conservatives’ views on gun control:

In wake of this most recent mass-casualty shooting, it is important that we all respect the feelings of America's gun enthusiasts. (2)
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@davidfrum
davidfrum
Observing a few simple rules of etiquette will help the post-shooting conversation to proceed in appropriate ways. (3)
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@davidfrum
davidfrum
Rule 1: It is "ghoulish" to suggest in any way that the easy availability of guns might in any way enable gun slaughter.
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@davidfrum
davidfrum
Rule 2: Gun crime in the president's hometown proves that guns anywhere else are no fit topic of conversation.
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@davidfrum
davidfrum
Rule 3: All gun owners are to be complimented as responsible and law-abiding until they personally have hurt themselves or somebody else
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@davidfrum
davidfrum
Rule 4: Any attempt to stop mass casualty shootings is "political." Allowing them to continue is"non-political."
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@davidfrum
davidfrum
Rule 5: Gun ownership is essential to freedom, as in Serbia & Guatemala. Gun restrictions lead to tyranny, as in Australia & Canada.
Hollywood Actor Henry Winklers Sarcastic Tweet About Navy Shooting: Please America Do Nothing to Promote Gun Control
@davidfrum
davidfrum

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