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That a gun rights advocate should suggest the victims of the Charleston shooting were themselves to blame because they hadn’t armed themselves demonstrates yet again how far down the rabbit hole the gun rights debate has gone.

Charles Cotton, an NRA board member, said of Emanuel AME Pastor Clementa Pinckney, one of nine church members who were slaughtered by a white supremacist: “He voted against conceal-carry. 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 politi...

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