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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.

Posted on December 2, 2015, at 10:24 p.m. ET

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 began by arguing that thoughts and prayers weren't enough, and attaching those to several tweets from politicians.

But those retweets soon evolved to call out politicians' records on gun control, campaign contributions, and National Rifle Association connections.

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"

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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