The editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery, has gotten herself into hot water on Twitter by using the death of Navy Seal Chris Kyle as a weapon to argue for gun control. Kyle, the most celebrated sniper in the armed forces after his book American Sniper was released, was shot and killed at a gun range. He was apparently shot in the back.
Jeffery started the Twitter war with this tweet:
So if a Navy SEAL and reputed best sniper in the world AT A GUN RANGE can’t take down a sick guy on a rampage…
Then she followed with this:
So much for good/talented guy with a gun being able to stop mentally ill guy with a gun.
The responses came fast and furious;
Apparently Jeffery couldn’t stand the heat, as one Tweeter noted:
Heidi@HeidiL_RN You are a trash hack. How dare you question the skill of this hero. You are a disgrace with no respect for our military @ClaraJeffery
Trying a tactical retreat, Jeffery then Tweeted:
I fail to see how calling Chris Kyle “good” & “talented” is showing him disrespect. Saddened by loss of him & his friend. And Newtown kids.
But that didn’t work either:
LC Island Time@OffshoreJoe ?@ClaraJeffery: Thank you for providing definitive proof that your comments are simply agenda driven without reason.
And a cogent summation was offered by this Twitter user:
Kent Perkins ?@E_Kent_Perkins (RIP) Chris Kyle. May your untimely death by gunfire never be used by anyone in the war against freedoms you fought so valiantly to protect.