NRA Board Member Blames Shooting On Victim
According to Charles Cotton, Clementa Pinckney is responsible for his own death and the deaths of the others shot in Charleston because he opposed a bill that would allow the carrying of concealed weapons.
As a state senator, Pinckney supported tougher gun regulations and opposed a bill that would have allowed people to carry concealed guns in churches. On TexasCHLForum.com, a message board, Cotton wrote that “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 political issue.”