#NRAIsATerroristOrganization Trends After Mass Shooting at Santa Clarita High School: 'Bloody Body Count Continues'

American Twitter users expressed their frustrations with the country's lack of gun control as another school shooting claimed lives Thursday afternoon in Santa Clarita, California.

Two died and four were wounded in the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, which was allegedly carried out by a 16-year-old male student on his birthday. The student shot five people before turning the gun on himself, and is under police custody in grave condition as he receives treatment at a local hospital. The weapon used was .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol which police report had no more rounds in it. Surveillance video taken from the scene shows the suspect withdrawing the weapon from his backpack, shooting the five victims, then turning the gun on himself.

Three of the students shot were female, and two male.

"You hear about it all the time, and it's finally [happened] at home," parent Tony Barrett told The Los Angeles Times. "You always see it on the news and don't think it'll happen to you."

Close to the time of the shooting the NRA's official Twitter tweeted out that there had been a 10 percent spike in gun sales "as Democrats pushed to confiscation," declaring Democrats the "Gun Salespeople of the year". The tweet sparked outrage and the Twitter hashtag #NRAIsATerroristOrganization.

In Washington, D.C. this morning, a background check bill was stopped in the Senate, with Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith taking heat from Twitter for blocking the bill with her objection, saying that stricter background checks would prevent her from loaning a rifle to her grandsons. The anger looped into the trend.

The bill had been written and proposed by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, who took to Twitter to express his disappointment.

"At the very moment I was on the Senate floor making a motion to force a vote on universal background checks, news of the Santa Clarita shooting broke. Republicans objected, my motion failed, and now, as a consequence, the slaughter of our children will continue. Devastating."

Charlie Kirk, head of Turning Point USA and Students for Trump, tweeted "The NRA is the only organization in America that routinely gets blamed for things their members didn't do."

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's silence was noted by some as he continued to tweet about other matters. President Trump, meanwhile, sent his condolences:

"We continue to monitor the terrible events at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California through our ongoing communications with Local, State, and Federal Authorities....We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those tragically lost, and we pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded."

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#TheNRAisATerroristOrganization trended on Twitter as the Santa Clarita Shooting claimed two lives and Republicans blocked a gun legislation bill from debate. Scott Olson/Getty
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