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共和党的控枪责任

波士顿—周日晚上,在拉斯维加斯的一个音乐会上发生了大规模枪击案。案发后,共和党参议院多数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔(Mitch McConnell)对记者说,“将这样的事件政治化是非常不合适的。事情发生才不过一天半时间。”

面对59死500多伤的情况,麦康奈尔仍然坚持,就美国枪支暴力痼疾而言,“讨论通过立法方案解决仍然完全不成熟”。他还说,他的共和党的立法重点仍然是减税。

麦康奈尔的反应与共和党在枪支暴力问题上的立场是完全一致的。但围聚在麦康奈尔跟前的记者们却没有要求他改变这一立场,这令人心碎。

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