Rep. Brian Linder

3:47 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Kentucky Lawmaker Tweets: 'If the Pilgrims Had Gun Control, We Wouldn't Have Thanksgiving #Irony'

A Northern Kentucky state lawmaker stepped in a Thanksgiving Twitter controversy after making a joke about gun control.

Responding to a call from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for families across the nation to talk about gun control over their Thanksgiving dinner, Rep. Brian Linder on Friday fired off this Tweet:

He deleted the tweet within minutes after other Twitter users replied and accused him of making light of the genocide of Native Americans by European pioneers.

Linder says it was all a big misunderstanding.

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