Remember Senator John Thune’s impotent response to the Las Vegas shooting? My local paper dedicated its Sunday editorial to its “anger” over Thune’s “get small” advice and failure to pursue real policy solutions:
The comment is, at best, thoughtless and tone-deaf; at worst, it’s an admission that Thune is without power, without ideas and without the guts to do anything about a national crisis [editorial, Aberdeen American News, 2017.10.15].
The AAN editorial board says Thune’s job isn’t to give public safety advice but to craft public policy. So far, on domestic gun violence, Thune isn’t doing that job.