The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told NRA members gathered at its national convention Friday that Texas has seen “face of evil” repeatedly — shootings in Dallas, Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe, the Midland-Odessa area and now Uvalde.
“The entire state, the entire country, is horrified and grieving,” Cruz said. “And it’s an evil that has happened too many damn times.” At the same time, he said, it must be understood what is behind the attacks.
“The elites who dominate our culture tell us firearms lie at the root of the problem,” he said, but “those furthest from the halls of power are the most dependent on the ability to defend themselves.
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NEW: At the NRA convention, Ted Cruz just blamed mass shootings on “prescription drugs, video games, and declining church attendance.”
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