A Republican has shared a Christmas picture in which her four children are brandishing guns.

Representative Lauren Boebert shared the snap of her kids holding what appear to be assault rifles just days after a similar photo from Republican congressman Thomas Massie was met with widespread outrage. 

Both images have been shared in the wake of the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan which claimed the lives of four students and injured at least eight others.

Boebert shared the image with the message: “The Boeberts have your six, @RepThomasMassie! (No spare ammo for you, though).”

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The joke about ammunition is in response to Massie’s gun-toting tweet which asked Santa to bring ammo.

Massie’s picture was retweeted by Boebert along with the message: “That’s my kind of Christmas card!”

After posting the picture, Boebert has also received backlash, with Piers Morgan calling it “sickening”:

However others had more light-hearted critiques:

MeidasTouch said they would not share the “deranged” image of Boebert’s children “holding weapons of war”.

Instead they shared a picture of the four victims in the Oxford High School shooting on November 30. The four killed in the shooting were Tate Myre, 16; Hana St Juliana, 14; Madisyn Baldwin, 17 and Justin Shilling, 17.

Hopefully this is the last image of Republicans showing off their guns we have to see this year…

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