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Quotation

This is the M.O. of this administration… Anytime there is an accident like this, the president is clear: He doesn’t like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message.

— Former Texas governor Rick Perry, calling the hate crime in Charleston an “accident” while attempting to slam President Obama for advocating for sensible gun laws. Freudian slip? (via The Hill) Emphasis is ours.