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Arkansas Governor Candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders vowed in a recent speech that she would “make sure” that a “child” in the womb is just as safe as one in a classroom.
She made the overwhelming comment in her victory address last month when she won the GOP primarythe same day 19 children and two teachers were shot dead by a gunman – in a classroom – at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
She even referred to the shootings, calling the heinous crime a “popping and humiliating reminder of how precious life is”.
Some of the worst mass shootings in US history have taken place in the Sanders security zone, including the 26 (20 of them first-graders) who died in 2012 in Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, and the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School four years ago in Florida.
Guns are the leading cause of death for children and teenagers at least 808 children and teenagers in the US were killed by firearms on Sunday this year, and another 2,017 were injured by firearms, according to the Archive about gun violence†
Sanders is a big proponent of guns.
Twitter critics were stunned.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.