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Twitter Opens a Can of Whoop Ass on Colorado Republican Who Knocked Obama’s Gun Proposal

The congressman represents the district where James Holmes slaughtered 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012 at a movie theater.

Congressman Mike Coffman making a gun purchase
Photo Credit: Coffman official House of Representatives website

A Republican congressman from Aurora, Colorado, received a torrent of abuse from social media users after he jumped on Twitter to criticize President Barack Obama’s tearful case for tightening up the country’s lax gun laws.

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) wrote, “.@POTUS just showed w/ #guncontrol that he has no respect for rep. government nor the limitations that Constitution places on his powers.”

Coffman has been a frequent critic of the President and is well known for his insistence that the President is not a natural born American.

“I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American,” the congressman once said, only to apologize later.

The congressman represents the district where James Holmes slaughtered 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012 during a late night viewing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

With that in mind, Twitter users unloaded on the conservative congressman who has long been a top recipient of contributions from the NRA.

“Spoken like a man who accepted handouts from the #NRA#StopGunViolence!!!” wrote one commenter.

A sampling of responses –along with Coffman’s tweet below:

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