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15 People Mad About Romney Connecting Gun Violence With Single Parents

Romney proposed “two-parent families” as a way to curb gun violence. Some on Twitter took this as an insult to single moms, and they weren’t happy about it.

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1.

ATTN: SINGLE MOMS PLEASE REMOVE ALL AK-47’s from your household!! #thatisall— HughesConsults

2.

The real loser in tonight’s debates were single moms. They are clearly to blame for the violence in America.— Janie Haddad

3.

so the answer to gun violence is no single moms? Thanks Romney. #debate— Aubrey O’Day

4.

The answer to gun violence is no single moms. Thanks Romney. #Douche #debate— Elizabeth Banks

5.

Maybe these single moms' kids wouldn't be so murderous if they came home sooner to cook dinner.

— mattyglesias (@Matt Yglesias)

Maybe these single moms’ kids wouldn’t be so murderous if they came home sooner to cook dinner.— Matt Yglesias

6.

Single moms are this debate's Big Bird.

— Tweetsbian (@Tweetsbian)

Single moms are this debate’s Big Bird.— Tweetsbian

7.

Though most of his gains in recent polls come from single women, @MittRomney looks in camera & blames gun violence on single moms #debate

— jehmu (@Jehmu Greene)

Though most of his gains in recent polls come from single women, @MittRomney looks in camera & blames gun violence on single moms #debate— Jehmu Greene

8.

Uhm. Mitt? Single moms have raised at least two Presidents of USA. One of them is standing next to you. He's the guy who's polite to women.

— ShellyRaeClift (@Shelly Rae Clift)

Uhm. Mitt? Single moms have raised at least two Presidents of USA. One of them is standing next to you. He’s the guy who’s polite to women.— Shelly Rae Clift

9.

Single moms can own AK47's?

— adimike55 (@Adrian Hickman)

Single moms can own AK47’s?— Adrian Hickman

10.

No, silly. They buy them for their kids. RT“@adimike55: Single moms can own AK47's?”

— mia_nj (@mia_nj)

No, silly. They buy them for their kids. RT“@adimike55: Single moms can own AK47’s?”— mia_nj

11.

Note to self. Don't let any single moms or gays in here. They kill people. #debates

— MittsLadyBinder (@Mitt's Lady Binder)

Note to self. Don’t let any single moms or gays in here. They kill people. #debates— Mitt’s Lady Binder

12.

When are we "rounding up" all the single moms and their arsenals before the country goes to hell? #debates

— SweetJohn (@Sweet John)

When are we “rounding up” all the single moms and their arsenals before the country goes to hell? #debates— Sweet John

13.

Locking our doors tonight because there are single moms in this neighborhood and Romney says their kids will shoot me with assault rifles.

— JoeSchmeltzer (@JoeSchmeltzer)

Locking our doors tonight because there are single moms in this neighborhood and Romney says their kids will shoot me with assault rifles.— JoeSchmeltzer

14.

If you single moms out there would just get married we wouldn't need gun control! No time to be choosy. #justdoit

— DianeToucan (@DianeToucan)

If you single moms out there would just get married we wouldn’t need gun control! No time to be choosy. #justdoit— DianeToucan

15.

Guns don't kill people. Single moms do - Romney #debate2012

— davidpilling (@david pilling)

Guns don’t kill people. Single moms do - Romney #debate2012— david pilling

Not everyone was critical of Romney’s statement, though:

16.

Romney didn't KNOCK single moms, God forbid we promote marriage and dual income families for the sake of children #thiscountryissofuckedup

— Wine_Plz (@HalfAss_HouseWife)

Romney didn’t KNOCK single moms, God forbid we promote marriage and dual income families for the sake of children #thiscountryissofuckedup— HalfAss_HouseWife

17.

Single mothers by choice get iphones with their welfare checks. They do not represent single moms like me.

— doemeg (@Tigerlily)

Single mothers by choice get iphones with their welfare checks. They do not represent single moms like me.— Tigerlily

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