Today’s 2nd Amendment “Hero”: Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

It’s no surprise Republicans in Congress aren’t leaping at the opportunity to talk about random mass shootings like Las Vegas. Their employers benefactors at the NRA are waiting out the outpouring of anger before they return to business as usual. The last thing they want is one of their employees a Republican Senator going off the reservation and talking about common sense gun control.

(Credit where credit is due: The NRA has indicated their willing to accept regulation of bump stocks. It’s a small step, but a step nonetheless. You’ll have to pardon me for my cynicism, but their acquiescence feels like a “throw ’em a bone” moment.)

In light of that, Sen. Thune decided to helpfully lecture survivors of the shooting on what to do when chaos breaks loose…because that’s what compassionate Republicans do. According to the Senator, when the bullets start flying, EVERYONE should be able to think rationally and coherently and react accordingly. Is it just me, or is that just about the most monstrous response to the tragedy to date? “Get small?”

Someone owes the victims and their families an sincere, abject apology. Like that will ever happen….

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