Seven people were killed on Sunday in Colorado Springs, the year’s 194th mass shooting, according to the nonprofit group Gun Violence Archive.

The wave of violence that’s rocked the nation has led to new calls for gun control measures.

But on Sunday ― Mother’s Day ― the National Rifle Association posted a meme suggesting that mothers arm their young daughters.

“MAMA DIDN’T RAISE A VICTIM” read the text over an image of a woman and a young girl with their firearms.

Both the NRA’s message and its timing came under heavy fire on Twitter:

Wtf is wrong with you?!?

— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day to all of the grieving moms.On top of millions of other jobs moms have, far to many have to take care of families destroyed by gun violence. Today, my wife started Mothers Day at the cemetery, visiting our daughter who was murdered in the Parkland shooting.

— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 10, 2021

This is really, really gross. To willingly and smilingly introduce your child to the notion of violent homicide by cutening up a machine that is designed to inflict as much damage as possible to the human body. This is abuse.

— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) May 10, 2021

End the filibuster- defeat the NRA

— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 9, 2021

The @NRA is a terrorist organization.

— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) May 10, 2021

There was another mass shooting in America today, this time in #ColoradoSprings.But hey, let’s use children as props.

— Sean Mills 🐱 (@seanmills1020) May 9, 2021

Can Congress declare the NRA as a terrorist organization and get them defunded?

— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 9, 2021

So, the NRA is saying that if something happens to women, it's their own fault for not being armed.Fuck this criminal, terrorist organization. #FuckTheNRA

— Doctor Dan (@bravetinsoldier) May 10, 2021

Is it my imagination, or are we having a couple of mass shootings every day now in the US? If the NRA was based in another country, we'd be at war with it.

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 9, 2021

The NRA thought that this was an appropriate thing to tweet out on Mother’s Day.7 people killed at a birthday party in Colorado Springs.

— 🇺🇸🇺🇸Biden Loving PATRIOT 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@serena_patriot) May 9, 2021

Six people were shot and killed by a gunman at a birthday party in Colorado Springs this morning – on Mother’s Day. At least 94 more people in America will be shot and killed – and over 230 will be wounded by gunfire – before the day is over.

— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 9, 2021 Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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