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

— mattyglesias (@Matt Yglesias)
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Single moms are this debate's Big Bird.

— Tweetsbian (@Tweetsbian)
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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)
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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)
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Single moms can own AK47's?

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

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

— MittsLadyBinder (@Mitt's Lady Binder)
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When are we "rounding up" all the single moms and their arsenals before the country goes to hell? #debates

— SweetJohn (@Sweet John)
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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)
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If you single moms out there would just get married we wouldn't need gun control! No time to be choosy. #justdoit

— DianeToucan (@DianeToucan)
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Guns don't kill people. Single moms do - Romney #debate2012

— davidpilling (@david pilling)

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

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

— doemeg (@Tigerlily)

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