As updates continue to trickle in about a possible shooting at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe took to Twitter seemingly pleading for solutions and reform to U.S. gun laws.
With the federal government currently shutdown as Congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama engage in a standoff, gunshots were reportedly heard outside of the Capitol around 2 p.m. ET.
Police swarmed the area, and several members of Congress and their staff inside the building tweeted pictures of the scene. As of now one police officer was reported injured, but the building lockdown has been lifted.
It’s the second such shooting in less than a month, counting the gunman Aaron Alexis’s rampage that left 12 people dead and four others wounded in the Washington Navy Yard.
Kluwe, 31, started around 2:34 p.m. ET, alluding to the shutdown:
Kluwe then called out any of his more than 177,000 followers who would question his sensitivity to the situation.
The 31-year-old also stated he wasn’t for restricting guns outright, and praised responsible owners.
At this time Kluwe is continuing to post on his feed, and offered his solutions.
On Tuesday, Kluwe and a number of other veteran punters worked out for the Chicago Bears.
Kluwe was cut by Minnesota after eight seasons, and had made headlines over the past year advocating for same-sex marriage and gay rights throughout the country. He was picked up by the Oakland Raiders back in May, but was subsequently let go.
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