On Sunday morning, a domestic dispute in Colorado turned deadly leaving multiple people injured and one deputy dead. After the news broke, Donald Trump took time to give his thoughts but was met with opposition from critics advocating for stricter gun control.

Trump on Colorado

Early Sunday morning just outside of Denver, Colorado, police responded to reports of a domestic dispute. Just hours later and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office gave an update on the situation that took place at Copper Canyon apartments in Highlands Ranch, confirming that a deputy had been shot and killed, with four other police officers injured, in addition to two civilians being struck as well.

The suspect was reportedly shot and killed and is no longer considered a threat. In response to the news, Donald Trump took to Twitter on December 31 address the situation.

In a tweet on Sunday afternoon, Donald Trump addressed the shooting in Colorado. "My deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting in Douglas County @DCSheriff, and their families," Trump wrote. "We love our police and law enforcement," he continued, before adding, "God Bless them all!" Following the president's tweet on the incident, it didn't take long before those who oppose the administration spoke out.

Instant reaction

As expected, critics of the president took time to hit back at Donald Trump's response. "This is another example of why we need stricter gun laws.

Let’s re-examine gun laws in America," one tweet read.

"Two dead give aways that Trump didn't write this tweet.

1. 'Condolences' - not a word Trump can even pronounce 2. 'God Bless' - R U shi**ing me? Trump has never said that in his 71 years on this planet," another tweet pointed out. "Grieving instead of preventing. Sigh. A man too afraid to serve his country has no standing sir," one Twitter user wrote.

"Now would be a great time to talk about gun control.

If the shooter was a Muslim you would be crying about immigration," yet another tweet stated. "So what are you going to do about it? "Love" and "God bless you" doesn't save lives. Still nothing done about Las Vegas shooting. Immigrants aren't the problem - YOU/GOP/NRA are. Billions for a fake wall, nothing of any real use," a follow-up tweet added.

"But you don’t love them enough to push for meaningful gun control Dotard we know the drill by now," a social media user wrote. The negative reaction continued to pour in as the issue of gun control remains a hot topic in American politics where the left and right don't appear close on a compromise.