Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at the National Rifle Association this afternoon after news broke about the horrific shooting in Connecticut.

“The NRA hates freedom,” he wrote on Twitter. “They don’t want you to have the freedom to send your children to school & expect them to come home alive.”

Moore insisted earlier that it was important for gun control proponents to discuss the issue – especially during times of tragedy.

“The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy,” he wrote.