“As an elected official with a vote in Austin, let me tell you what I am NOT going to do. I am NOT going to use the evil acts of a handful of people to diminish the God-given rights of my fellow Texans. Period. None of these so-called gun-control solutions will work to stop a person with evil intent.”
How do does he know they’re evil when it could be mental illness? Didn’t Jesus tell people not to judge? I mean I didn’t mention it. Republican Matt Schaefer did.
Matthew 7:1-6 New International Version (NIV)
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 Fo
r in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Well, I’ll be a motherfucker! Jesus did tell him not to judge, so we don’t know if the gunman was evil or needed mental health services.
How can one be pro-guns and pro-birth simultaneously? Refusing to address the needs of people who might do something while spouting pro-birth rhetoric is hypocritical. And while, Schaffer did not mention anything about the right to choose on this particular post, he’s a Texas Republican. You know their stance on the right to choose, so it’s their responsibility to make sure that there is plenty of access for those who need mental help and it is their responsibility to protect their state from gun violence.