Handler blamed the NRA and warned students: “Don’t go to school if you don’t
want to get shot.”
Handler’s comments on the Marshall County High School shooting were issued
in response to President Donald Trump’s consoling comments to the families of
those killed and wounded in the January 23 incident. Handler has repeatedly
attacked legal gun owners following tragic shootings.
In November, the Netflix talk show host blamed “Republicans” for a shooting
at a Texas church that claimed the lives of 24 people, and previously claimed
that gun ownership is a “hobby” that should be restricted.
“We’re way behind the times in terms of gun control in this country, and it
doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere anytime soon,” Handler told the
Hollywood Reporter in June, days before being honored at the anti-gun Brady
Center’s Bear Awards. “Our voices just need to keep getting louder, and the
people that make an impact need to really just step up and stick their necks
out a little bit more.”