Another day. Another mass-shooting. And more crazy lies from the GOP to blame anything but guns.
Yesterday, hundreds of terrified shoppers in Allen, Texas fled in panic after a gunman stepped out of a silver sedan and opened fire at a Dallas-area outlet mall, killing eight and wounding seven before being killed by a police officer who happened to be nearby,
This is the second mass shooting in the state this year.
Republicans took to social media last night to blame everything from migrant workers to anti-depressants and say those who don’t believe in “thoughts and prayers” are basically satanic heathens.
Buckle up. Here we go.
“The federal government must partner with states for mental hospitals and drug rehab centers for the good of our society. We must fund and support police officers and prosecutors must put criminals behind bars.
“We need to study SSRI’s and other factors that cause mass shootings. Our nation is plagued with mental illness, drug addiction, homelessness, and out of control crime. We have to fix it.
“We pray for the victims and their families and an end to the mental illness, drugs, and evil forces that cause people to commit such horrors.”–Marjorie Taylor Greene, making no mention of guns.
Well I guess if any knew all about mental illness it would be MTG.
Next up we have Texas GOP Rep. Ronny (Mr, Insurrection) Jackson blaming the mass shootings on “migrant workers|“
“Our hearts go out to the people down there. That’s just a few miles, actually, southeast of the district that I represent, so I know those folks down there really well. But I hope we can figure this out.
“This is a problem with our society. This is a societal problem and, you know, trying to disarm law-abiding citizens is not going to be the answer, because I know that’s a big push right now.
“I tell you that we have some bad people in this country, and a lot of them are crossing our southern border. We have an issue in general where we have a culture of accountability and a culture of — there’s no responsibility.
“We have people prosecuting crimes, that won’t prosecute if crimes, and we have the defund the police movement. All these things are coming together and manifesting itself in shootings like this.GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, on Fox.
And last but certainly not least we have Republican congressman representing Allen, Rep. Keith Self, called for thoughts and prayer in light of the mass shootings
A Republican congressman representing Allen, Rep. Keith Self, called for prayer in light of the mass shooting, which included injured victims as young as 5 years old.
When a CNN reporter asked what his response was to people who feel “prayers aren’t cutting it,” the congressman said, “Well, those are people that don’t believe in an almighty god who is absolutely in control of our lives. I’m a Christian. I believe that he is.”
Self also said he wanted to avoid making the tragic incident political but then pointed to the violence in “big cities” after being asked if he was concerned about the rise of violent incidents across the US. The congressman said he was “absolutely” concerned with increasing violence in the country and mentioned Chicago.Allen, Texas GOP Rep. Keith Self
So there you have it. Let’s blame everyone and everything else except the real cause. Especially in Texas where it’s easier to get a gun than vote.