Sen. John Thune (R-SD) on Tuesday decided to blame the victims of the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas over the weekend, saying that they had a responsibility to protect themselves from gunfire.
“It sounds like [the shooter] used conversion kits and other things, you know, to make the weapons more lethal,” Thune reportedly told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson. “We’ll look at the facts when we get them all in here. I think a lot of us want to do everything we can to prevent tragedies like that from happening again.”
Thune went on to “offer advice” to people that could fall victim to gun violence in the future.
“I think people are going to have to take steps in their own lives to take precautions,” he opined. “To protect themselves. And in situations like that, you know, try to stay safe. As somebody said — get small.”
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 3, 2017
In other words, Thune and other Republicans won’t address gun control. His advice to for people to go out there and buy more guns.