File this one under things we aren't smart enough to understand. Sunday, the photo of first-term Texas Senator Ted Cruz you see in the embedded tweet made the social media rounds. It is an Associated Press photo, taken at a Cruz campaign event at a gun range. Many Cruz supporters on Twitter are very upset that a photographer captured a newsworthy, visually interesting image and that his agency decided to distribute the photo.
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@limbaugh a gun pointed at ted cruz head what about a gun pointed at the fat slob hillary fair game— susan bisceglia (@susanbisceglia) June 22, 2015
Less than a week after yet another mass killing with a firearm, Cruz held a "Celebrate the 2nd Amendment" event at CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa. At the event, he encouraged that the rest of the country adopt gun laws similar to Texas', which he defined as "hitting what you aim at."
But it's the photo that's the problem.