It was inevitable that someone would say it. And it was predictable that someone would be from Texas. But Rep. Louis Gohmert, from Tyler, really should have known better be a better a person. In a radio interview with Heritage Foundation over the weekend, Gohmert was asked about the shooting spree in Colorado. His response: Blame the victims (the dead and the survivors), because they weren’t also carrying guns. Really. He said that.
His words: “Well it does make me wonder, you know with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying that could’ve stopped this guy more quickly?” Because we all know, if everyone walks around with the ability to kill a lot of people instantly, then we’re all safer.
Later in the same interview, he also blamed the separation of church and State. “‘Where is God?’ Well, what have we done with God? We’ve told him we don’t want him around. And I kind of like his protective hand being present.”
Then he apologized-ish. “I am very sorry if my comments caused heartache to anyone in Colorado.” If. Because what are the chances any one of the 70 people shot, or anyone in their families, might not subscribe the same warped logic as Gohmert?