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While speaking with MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson, Republican Senator John Thune appeared to suggest that the Las Vegas shooting victims were to blame for getting shot.

Frank Thorp V (NBC producer)

“It sounds like [the shooter] used conversion kits and other things, you know, to make the weapons more lethal. 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. 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.”

I don't know how any serious person could read that as blaming the victims.

it reads like he's putting the onus on people not to be shot. That his apparent solution to gun violence. He is not looking to push any genuine policies in order to remedy the mass shootings. (there has been one nearly every single day this year).

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