Paul Ryan Offers ‘Prayers’ to Church Shooting Victims. Twitter’s Response is Brutal.

Lawmakers and other U.S. officials have begun to offer their condolences and statements on the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX on Sunday, where initial reports estimate around 27 people killed.

The tragedy, which took place just 35 days after 58 people were killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas, is already among the top four most deadly mass shootings in modern American history.

Among those who reacted to the incident on Twitter was House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin.

“Reports out of Texas are devastating,” Ryan tweeted Sunday afternoon. “The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.”

After the Trump administration said it was too soon to talk about gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting last month — the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history — many Americans have grown tired of politicians simply offering prayers instead of taking action to stop gun violence.

The vast majority of responses to Ryan’s tweet for prayers clearly showed this brewing frustration across the United States.

“Thoughts and prayers aren’t working,” one user replied. “Try something else like oh I don’t know, sensible gun control? It’s so crazy it just might work.”

“Prayers are awesome, but they are NOT ENOUGH IN 2017,” said another. “Time for common sense gun control, Paul.”

Even actress Mia Farrow weighed in, echoing the comments of other citizens.

“Prayers and thoughts don’t seem to be working. We NEED reasonable gun laws. Do your job,” she tweeted to Ryan.

Many correctly noted the NRA’s influence on the GOP and the Republicans’ reluctance to even allow a conversation around reasonable gun law reforms. Gun owners even expressed their frustration with how the GOP let the NRA distort the narrative on gun legislation.

Ryan himself received nearly $6,000 from the NRA in the 2016 electoral cycle and has received nearly $172,000 in total from the gun lobby. The organization spends millions each year on Republican political campaigns, lobbying against gun control and putting out dangerous gun-related propaganda.

Take a look at some of the other responses Ryan received on Twitter: