“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane is calling for a ban on “automatic weapons” in the wake of Sunday’s deadly terrorist attack in Orlando.
"These shootings are a regular occurrence. You don't get to be "shocked" anymore unless you take action to stop them. Ban automatic weapons," he wrote on Twitter.
These shootings are a regular occurrence. You don't get to be "shocked" anymore unless you take action to stop them. Ban automatic weapons.— Seth MacFarlane (@Seth MacFarlane)1465760592.0
Man. Twitter responses to all this on my feed are enough to send the even cheeriest soul into a deep depression.— Seth MacFarlane (@Seth MacFarlane)1465762879.0
It’s likely MacFarlane was referring to semi-automatic rifles like the one used by Omar Mateen in the Orlando nightclub massacre. Fully automatic weapons are already strictly regulated at the federal level.
He also claimed that a concealed carry permit holder has “never once” stopped an atrocity.
RT @xNathan30x: one person carrying a concealed handgun in that club could have ended that horror. // Often stated, never once happened.— Seth MacFarlane (@Seth MacFarlane)1465762283.0
RT @JIMDETHOMAS: @SethMacFarlane should've banned planes after 9/11. // A plane's primary function is not to kill. Get the difference?— Seth MacFarlane (@Seth MacFarlane)1465761923.0
Mateen, a 29-year-old American citizen born to Afghan parents, opened fire on a popular gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, killing 49 people and wounding more than 50 others. He was eventually killed by SWAT officers.
One day after the massacre, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called for the 1994 “assault weapons” ban signed into law by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to be reinstated.