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This Man Compared Politicians' "Thoughts And Prayers" For San Bernardino Shooting To Their Gun Records

Some of the original tweets from politicians were subsequently deleted.

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Following Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, many elected representatives took to Twitter to note that their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and the city of the attack.

In response, Igor Volsky, the director of video for the liberal Think Progress, began retweeting them while attaching their gun control records and campaign contributions.

Volsky wasn't the only person to pick up on the thoughts and prayers meme.

It became a controversial topic on Twitter, and landed on the front of Thursday's edition of the New York Daily News.

Twitter turned the series of tweets into a Moment:

Fact-checking politicians' "thoughts & prayers"

Mat Honan is the San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News. Formerly a senior staff writer at Wired, he has been writing about the technology industry and its impact on society for nearly 20 years.

Contact Mat Honan at mat.honan@buzzfeed.com.

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