Repubs believe you can legislate away evil – but only the evil they care about

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira

What hypocrisy!

At this weekend’s NRA convention in Houston, the group’s disgraced CEO Wayne LaPierre said, “If we as a nation were capable of legislating evil out of hearts and minds, we would have done it long ago."

He’s godawful, but he’s not alone. There's the panoply of Fox News propagandists, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and — of course — Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz.

Here’s Abbott: “There are thousands of laws on the books across the country that limit the owning or using of firearms — laws that have not stopped madmen from carrying out evil acts on innocent people in peaceful communities.”

Funny, there are thousands of anti-abortion laws across the country, but somehow Abbott and Right to Life didn’t give up and resort to thoughts and prayers.

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