America's National Rifle Association took to Twitter yesterday to thank the spokeswoman who represented the organisation at CNN’s town hall meeting about the Florida high-school massacre.

However the GIF they chose to express their gratitude was of Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope from NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

The show's creator Mike Schur was having none of it though and tweeted a request to the NRA to remove the image saying: "Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda.

"Also, Amy isn’t on twitter, but she texted me a message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f— off?'"

Nick Offerman, who played Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec, also chimed in saying:

As of writing, the tweet remains up on the NRA account.