The shooting that left 26 dead and 20 others injured at a southeastern Texas church on Sunday has devasted a small town and shocked the nation.

Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, allegedly wore a bulletproof vest and used a semi-automatic weapon to open fire both outside of and inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A local resident used his own rifle to stop Kelley from shooting more worshippers, causing Kelley to flee in his car. Law enforcement said they later found him dead in his vehicle, yet would not say whether he died from injuries in the shootout with the resident or if it was self-inflicted.

As horrible as this mass shooting is, liberals are engaging in the same song and dance by focusing on ways to score political points without even knowing all the facts about the recently reported tragedy. MSNBC host Joy Reid believes the National Rifle Association and the rest of the gun lobby are partly, if not, mostly, responsible.

Just five days before when Sayfullo Saipov used a truck to kill 8 people and wound a dozen others in New York City on Halloween, Reid urged that people remain calm and try not to push any policy proposals like Trump's travel ban to further perpetuate the fear and stigma about Muslims.

On Sunday, Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca called for gun control while insulting House Speaker Paul Ryan as a "spineless sack of shit" for offering his prayers to the victims of the church shooting.

Right after the terrorist attack in New York City, Duca made it clear that any "fear-mongering" about Muslims through policies such as the travel ban should be kept to "yourself."

And then you have Chelsea Handler, the television host turned full-time activist, who decided to blame all Republicans for the continuation and high frequency of mass shootings.

Surprisingly, Handler's only tweet about the New York City terrorist attack was not really about the attack itself or Muslims becoming targets, but about Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's alleged support for the diversity visa lottery program and how it led to the attack.

Handler's tweet leads us right to how President Trump politicized the New York City terrorist attack less than a day after it happened.

Following the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the president tweeted:

It would be great if our reactions to terrible events can all be measured and not resort to mass hysteria. But that's not how life works. People on both sides of the aisle are always attempting to advance their own agenda, whether it be on tighter gun restrictions or controlled immigration into the country.

While the individuals cited above are sought after for their political opinions, there has to be a moratorium on calling for these policy initiatives. Nothing drives a wedge further into an already-divided nation than politics immediately after a tragedy, yet both sides keep falling for it time after time.

It doesn't harm anyone to hold off on that political hot take or that bullet point argument for gun control or tighter immigration. We can be there for our fellow human beings in times of tragedy and grieve with them. From now on, leave the politics out of it.