Just when you might think that a prominent member of the NRA can’t stoop any lower, they always turn around and fool us. In what has become a classic right-wing tactic of blaming the victim, Charles “Chas” Cotton, a board member of the NRA had the audacity, not to mention bad taste, to blame pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney of The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for causing his own death and those of his parishioners in the massacre at his church, last Wednesday night. In doing so, he got only makes himself look like a total insensitive and callous idiot, but also downgrades the NRA to an even lower status than they already have.
The primary reason this NRA board member is assigning blame to this pastor is because, in his role as a State Senator of South Carolina, pastor Pinckney voted against a South Carolina concealed carry law in 2011. This controversial law, which was thankfully defeated, would have allowed people to carry concealed guns into churches and daycare centers.
At this point, why should I be surprised at the lack of sensitivity of a prominent member of the NRA? After all, the NRA has displayed a similar lack of compassion at other mass shootings that have occurred in recent years. After I heard the horrible news about this massacre in this church, I was actually waiting for some member of the NRA to come forth with some of their usual bullshit.
The NRA once again shows itself to be nothing more than a bunch of pimps for the gun manufacturers.
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