(Fox News) Hillary Clinton came under fire Monday for issuing what critics called an “ignorant” and “irrelevant” statement going after the NRA and silencers in the hours following the Las Vegas mass shooting.

As details were still emerging regarding the mass shooting Clinton took to Twitter to imagine how much deadlier the massacre may have been if silencers had been used.

“The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get,” she tweeted, adding: “Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also pushed back when asked about Clinton’s statements at Monday’s briefing. “It is very easy for Mrs. Clinton to criticize and to come out, but I think we need to remember the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter, and this isn’t a time for us to go after individuals or organizations. I think we can have those policy conversations but today is not that day.”

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