Handler, a self-proclaimed political activist, posted a tweet about midterm elections, urging voters “to elect candidates that happen to be not funded from the NRA” and “who won’t allow for kids to go to school and get shot.”
Twitter end users fired back at Handler for using the shooting to progress a “political agenda.”
One person praised Republicans for defending gun legal rights, arguing that guns on their own are not the challenge.
The suspected gunman was recognized as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz. He was arrested soon after opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.