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Tx Lawmaker Wants To Ban Refugees Because It's Too Easy To Buy Guns

Texas Rep. Tony Dale is heavily backed by the NRA.

This has to be the most cynical argument I've heard yet from the pants-wetting "ban the refugees" set.

Rep. Tony Dale (R) made this argument in a television interview on Monday and in letters to Texas’ U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (R) and U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul and John Carter (R).

“While the Paris attackers used suicide vests and grenades,” Dale wrote, “it is clear that firearms also killed a large number of innocent victims. Can you imagine a scenario were [sic] a refugees [sic] is admitted to the United States, is provided with federal cash payments and other assistance, obtains a drivers license and purchases a weapon and executes an attack?” He urged the lawmakers to “do whatever you can to stop the [Syrian refugee] program.”

Maybe lawmakers should make it harder to buy guns. Just sayin'.


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