Blaming the victim

Wish I was surprised, but I’m not:

NRA board member Charles Cotton blamed Clementa Pinckney, a victim of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, for his own death. He also blamed Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel AME and a state senator, for the deaths of the other eight people killed.

As a state senator, Pinckney supported tougher gun regulations and opposed a bill that would have allowed people to carry concealed guns in churches. On, a message board, Cotton wrote that “Eight of his church members who might be alive if he had expressly allowed members to carry handguns in church are dead. Innocent people died because of his position on a political issue.”

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  1. Eeks – that first link went to the NRA website bio of Cotton. This is just jaw-droppingly sociopathic. This cretin has absolutely no feelings for the victims whatsoever. I guess he thinks anyone who gets shot deserves it because they weren’t carrying a gun, or they were but didn’t anticipate the other guy would draw and then beat him to it?

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