There are no lengths to which certain Republican Senators are unwilling to go to shore up their pro-gun, anti-life positions.
As we all are well aware of by now, over the weekend, almost 60 people were murdered and hundreds more were injured when a gunman opened fire from his hotel room situated dozens of stories above a country music festival. This incident, unsurprisingly, has torn open the debate about “gun rights” in the United States once again, and Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota has a certainly noteworthy response to this debate.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson, Sen. Thune commented:
‘[I]t’s an open society and it’s hard to prevent anything. I think people are going to have to take steps in their own lives to take precautions. To protect themselves. And in situations like that, you know, try to stay safe. As somebody said — get small.’
Yes, a United States Senator, in responding to the recent tragedy in Nevada, took to criticizing the response to the gunfire by those present at the event in a demented, roundabout fashion.
Was Thune on the ground in Las Vegas when the mass shooting incident in question took place? Seeing as the answer to that question is no, he has absolutely no place to critique the response of those targeted by the gunfire. His solution to the problem of gun violence in America is not to keep guns, especially high powered military grade ones, out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, no matter what there is to say about “rights.” Rather, this Senator’s demented solution is to have people learn to duck.
Remember Sen. Thune’s name — these people don’t get into Congress by magic. Vote him out — his next time up for re-election seems to be 2022.
A better option, seeing as that election is a long way out, is to call for Sen. Thune to resign over his disrespect of the victims of a national tragedy.
There is an fairly easy explanation for the Senator’s belligerence — money. Thune is among those Republican members of Congress who have benefited massively from the National Rifle Association’s political advocacy, having pulled in a whopping $717,000 in donations from the organization in the period of 2000 through 2013. In the 2016 election, he received a $5,000 donation from the organization.
Read the Senator’s comments below.
Read Twitter’s response below.
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